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Tuesday, July 15, 2014

Our Caribbean Canvas

It's officially time to revive the blog. Life is changing rapidly and I want to document as much as I can now and in the future!

For those of you who were wondering about that last post, Ryan and I are moving to Grenada, West Indies for him to attend St. George's University School of Medicine! Ryan has his place ticket in hand, so it. is. official.

I am so proud of him. Over the past four years he has worked incredibly hard on pre-requisites, MCAT prep, applications, volunteering, shadowing, and being a great husband and father.

Simply put, we are ecstatic for this new adventure.

St. George's offers a great medical education with an excellent track record and reputation in an idyllic location.

Wouldn't you agree? 

Our decision has been a few years coming, and after weighing all of the pros and cons, we are embarking on the 3,594 mile adventure to the Southern Caribbean.

(Just to give you an idea of where Grenada is...)

(In the Southern Caribbean...)

Grenada is a tiny island. It is 132.8 square miles. That is exponentially smaller than Puerto Rico (3,515 sq miles) and Delaware (2,491 sq miles), and even still smaller than New York City (469 sq miles) and Chicago (234 sq miles). It is however bigger than the city of Salt Lake proper (109.1 sq miles).

It is known for it's spices and most recently it's Gold medal in the 2012 games secured by Kirani James in the Men's 400M.

The neat thing about St. George's is that you do five terms (equivalent of four semesters) of scientific coursework in Grenada and then go back to the States to do clinical rotations at various locations. One of the large partnerships is with hospitals in New York City.

Which. Would. Be. Awesome.

Then after that you do residencies or fellowships in your specialized fields.

We thought long and hard about this decision, and although more difficult logistically speaking and thousands of miles away from friends and family (whom we will miss like crazy), it is exactly where we are supposed to be for the next two years.

Here's to our next to years which we have dubbed "Our Caribbean Canvas". Please feel free to follow along.

Oh, and come visit!


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