January 13, 2011

White Coat Ceremony

The last couple months have been amazing and one of my greatest accomplishments occurred December 17th, 2010.  I am not done with school, but there is a medical tradition that marks the transition from student to "student practitioner" this is called the White Coat Ceremony. It is when we are awarded our white coats after these many, many moths of grueling, intense studying (didactic work).  I have to say it was truly one of my best memories and days of my schooling thus far.  It's amazing to think I actually got through this part of it.  All those late, late nights and early mornings and 8 hour classes are behind me now and will never again torment me :)!!

Here are a few highlights  enjoy!

 My #1 fan of all time (Jake).  This journey has been just as hard for him as it has for me.  He has been solid as a rock throughout the entire process. I do not lie when I say, I don't even know the last time I made dinner, (amongst many other household duties) he has pretty much taken on most of the daily life necessities.  He does this with a huge smile on his face and with so much love.  I admire his selflessness so much and will be entirely grateful for his support forever, because I know it has not been easy for him.  But, I do have to say that his cooking ROCKS!  We definitely found a secret talent of his.  Thank you Jake, you are my best friend and nothing short of remarkable!  It is when you go through things like this together, that I KNOW we were meant for each other, THANK YOU JAKEY!
 My biggest fans! (mom and dad) thank you for making the trip for the weekend to be there with me, I know there were many, many times growing up where I was pushed to achieve far beyond what I thought I was capable of because of my parents love and expectations of me.  You both are truly wonderful examples of hard work, determination and unending support/love for me.  Thank you for always allowing me and helping to be the best that I can be!  My sister Haley was there too, but I can't find a picture with her, thank you for coming.  I love your spirit and joy that you bring to my life.  I have no doubts that you will be 100 times more successful that I have been.  Keep working hard and to my ENTIRE family THANK YOU for loving and supporting me even when I was ornery :)
 Me and the American Academy of 
Physician Assistant President
 My Class (I am in the front row fourth to the right)!
 Many of my awesome Professors
 Me getting my white coat!
It is done (Phewwwww who would have 
thought it would happen)!


Jenn said...

Kim, Congratulations!! What an accomplishment! I'm sure it was very difficult. Good job. And I love, love, love your dress.

Savannah said...

congratulations! That is awesome! now that you're almost done you can have a baby! LOL. I'm kidding!
Way to go Kim!

Fit - Healthy - Strong said...

Congrats!! That's so neat :) Were will you be practicing? Jael

Let the Good Times Roll said...

Kim! CONGRATS you are amazing, what a huge accomplishment. You will be an incredible PA one day, and you look great in the white coat! Awesome job girl!

Chelsey said...

Congratulations Kim!!!

Tyler and Sunni said...

Hey Congrats Kim! I am so happy for you! Love the dress. Miss you girl


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