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Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!


Replies to: Parents of the HS Class of 2011 - We're awesome!

  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,423 Senior Member
    ShawD left her first job (which was 1 3/4 hrs from Boston) after a year and has taken a new job in the Boston area. The job market in Boston is much more competitive for nurse practitioners, so the job itself is not as good, but her compensation package is up about 20%. She moved to try out living in close quarters with her BF as they hope, in 1.5 years, to volunteer for six months in someplace like Laos or Rwanda. She would work as an NP and help provide care or supervise. He is a start programmer at a tech company. Not clear what he'd do there. After the volunteer stint, they would move to the Bay Area as he thinks this will be better for him. She's game as her brother is there (an a bunch of friends who work at places like Facebook and Google), and we're there a few months a year as well.
  • AvonHSDadAvonHSDad Registered User Posts: 1,532 Senior Member
    @shawbridge - best of luck to your D in her new job. I'm sure there will be some kind of tech/IT work that D's BF will be able to perform as a volunteer when they go overseas.
  • bajammbajamm Registered User Posts: 1,198 Senior Member
    Popping in to say that D announced her engagement last week! She will be marrying a young man she met at Tulane and has dated for the past 5-6 years. She is finishing up her 2nd year of medical school and started her rotations in January. He plans to start an MPH program this fall at the same school, so they will graduate at the same time in the spring of 2020. She will apply for residency programs in the fall of 2019 for the summer of 2020, specializing in pediatrics though probably adding additional specialties to that, possibly pediatric pulmonology
  • shawbridgeshawbridge Registered User Posts: 5,423 Senior Member
    edited February 26
    Congratulations, @bajamm.
  • amandakayakamandakayak Registered User Posts: 2,339 Senior Member
    Congratulations @bajamm!
  • arisamparisamp Registered User Posts: 1,302 Senior Member
    Congratulations @bajamm and @shawbridge ! Nice to hear updates about the 2011 kids! My D is also in her second year of medical school - going to start rotations in May. Currently preparing for her step 1 exams.
  • bajammbajamm Registered User Posts: 1,198 Senior Member
    @arisamp My D doesn't take her step 1's until early next year and she has already started rotations. I think it is interesting how different schools do it while still teaching the same basic curriculum.
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