It started off like any other morning coming off of a night shift. S.O. and I were sleeping when the familiar pings of text messages began to wake us up from our slumber. then all a sudden, S.O., starts saying “wait, i think my attending is messaging me….I got Chief.” It was like any other day for us, except today was a bit more special.
The news we’ve been waiting for. No other feeling compares to this when 2 years worth of work leads us to this place. The culmination of hard work, support and constructive criticism and the end goal is Chief resident. As a significant other, I can’t help but marvel at how strong my other half is; he truly is an inspiration and role model.