|Left: typical white coat ceremony photo|
Right: Cape Cod
I'm Lulu/LL/Lo3R. I'm a first year medical student in Boston. School started a few weeks ago; so far, so good. I'm in the right place doing exactly what I want to be doing.
I have always wanted to be a surgeon. In four years, I will be a surgeon.
I like the great outdoors, architecture, rocks, plants, art, literature, and history.
The Lord of Three Realms, as a blog, is my commonplace book, my photo album, my captain's log, my soapbox, and my personal quest for becoming a better version of myself. The Lord of Three Realms, as a concept, is an embodiment of that better version of myself. It's not a reference to religion, but an inside joke from college. The Lord of Three Realms is me. The three realms are whatever you want them to be.
A few things that have happened to me recently:
- I moved from the SF Bay Area to Boston to start medical school, but also took day trips to Cape Cod and New Hampshire recently. I'm very slow on social media and am probably the last person in my class to put up photos from the white coat ceremony (eventually, I'll do it)
- Boston is an interesting place so far. One article that has been circulating around school is Life and loss on Methadone Mile, a piece from the Boston Globe that examines Boston, and Boston Medical Center, as a critical point in the opiate crisis, structural homelessness, and health care issues in this country
- I may be donating bone marrow this year. The patient I have matched with is still considering treatment options, but my HSCs and I are on deck in case they need a transplant. Go here for more information, or to enter the registry if you are interested in donating
- I ordered and received my winter boots from L.L. Bean and I'm excited about buying a flannel. Winter is coming and this Californian is scared
Anyhow, that's who I am and a brief life update. Needless to say, I'm beginning a new chapter in my life and likely the content I post will change, but I'm not entirely sure how. Who really knows? The whole purpose of this blog is to document my process of becoming a better version of myself. Know thyself, better thyself. Thanks for following along.
And just to humor the future me, here are the top 5 specialties I am interested in:
- Orthopedic surgery
- General surgery
- Obstetrics & gynecology
- Emergency medicine
- Internal medicine