It’s been a big year for me. From conquering the core clinical rotations to interviewing for the next stage of my life, 2015 has been a whirlwind. I remember when the year first started in January and I didn’t think I was going to make it through all these rotations and still make it out alive because the second semester seemed so top heavy. Nevertheless, neurology, internal medicine, pediatrics, and OB/GYN surprisingly went by more quickly than I thought they would. By the end of third year, I had finally made a decision about what I wanted to go into and I was as sure as I could be. I then began the arduous process of studying for Step 2 in the summer and thankfully, those two pesky hurdles are out of the way too! With the end of the core clinical rotations, I slid right into my fourth year rotations, starting with my family medicine sub-I. I learned so much during that rotation and really valued having a greater degree of responsibility for the patients that I was taking care of. The fall was also full of difficult decision-making as well as uncomfortable waiting, since I’m both indecisive and impatient as a slightly neurotic fourth year med student. Despite going to the AAFP National Conference for Medical Students and Residents, I still had a hard time narrowing down places to apply to. When I finally did hit the submit button, hearing back and scheduling interviews was a time of anxiety for me too. For the past few months, I think I have really gotten the interview trail thing down…or at least I hope so! It was a struggle at times, though, to balance these interviews for my future with my current commitments for the admissions office, research project, etc. Yet, I somehow got through the ring of fire and have made it out! Happy New Year everyone and onto 2016 for even bigger surprises and growth personally, academically, and spiritually!