Friday, March 16, 2012

And we are moving to....

...Milwaukee, Wisconsin. Wow. I am still a little shocked. Paul ranked Aurora St. Luke's Hospital pretty high. When he interviewed there in January, he said it was one of the nicest hospitals he had ever been to. He really enjoyed the program director as well. We ranked it high partially because it is a categorical program, meaning that we will be there for 5 years, instead of going somewhere for one year, then moving somewhere else for the last 4 years. He also likes that it is a private hospital. 
The match day ceremonies were kind of fun. They drew each student's name out of a jar one at a time to come up and get their letter. Then, if they chose, they could put a couple bucks into a money jar. Whoever was the last student to be called up to get their letter would get all the money in the pot. Paul made it a long time...he was 11 spots away from making some extra cash. Gratefully the girls had a play date with friends so we just brought Niels along with us.


We were a little stunned when he opened the envelope. We didn't expect to match as high as we did. We are thrilled. We'll be 5 1/2 hours from my sister in Iowa and 5 1/2 hours from Paul's brother in St. Paul. It'll certainly be colder, but we are ready for a change and a new adventure.

8 comments:

Shannon said...

Congratulations you two!!

Iverson Family said...

WOW! Good for you guys! That is so exciting :)Crazy that Lubbock is coming to a close for a few of us! Lubbock has been good to us huh? Sounds like you are going to somewhere awesome :) Congrats!

Sharee said...

WOW!!!!!
happy you got a 5 year program!

LadyCarma said...

Thanks for the post and the great news. I am so happy for you. Five and half hour drive to see a family member is an easy drive. One potty stop!

Keesha n David Brown said...

Melanie, Congratulations to your beautiful family! This new adventure means more friends, new growth, and new opportunities. How exciting!

Steven and Erika said...

Paul, you look a bit sick in the last photo....I guess I would be too in a situation like that. So glad it's where you want to be and thank goodness it's colder! You can always put more clothes on but can only take so many off...bring on the cold! And since the balance of holidays has now shifted to the north....get ready for visitors! :)

Kara Pothier said...

Melanie-
I came across your blog through my sister-in-law Jandi- I'm not sure you would remember me, it has been a few years.

Congrats on Milwaukee- we moved from there a year ago after living there for 5 years. Although we weren't medical students we did live in a highly populated medical student ward. Let me know if you have any questions, I'd love to help out!

Kara Oxnam Pothier

Peterson's said...

I don't want you to go that fast,you have to visit utah before going so far away. But Im glad that Paul is excited about the location for work!