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January 19, 2018

Ronald McDonald House Dinner

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Each year, we help prepare, cook, and serve a dinner from the families staying at Ronald McDonald House (just down the street from St. Marys Hospital). This year we hosted a spaghetti dinner, and if the photos are any indication, it was a delicious endeavor! Surprisingly the veggies were less than popular with the 10 […]

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Tags: #SpaghettiForDinner, #VolunteeringIsFun


January 12, 2018

Welcome to Our Rotators!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Every 6 months, we are lucky enough to have two residents visit from NUI Galway School of medicine and rotate with our residents. We are very pleased to welcome Niamh and Alan for the Winter/Spring months! They will be helping us out a lot over the coming weeks and months, and as such, I want […]

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Tags: #WelcomeToMayo


January 8, 2018

Chief-lettes are announced. (2019-2020 Chief Residents)

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

We have a multitude of terms for this year of our training. Chief year. Chiefdom. Chiefing. We can refer to ourselves as CMRs or hefes if we are feeling particularly saucy. (To be clear, I have never called myself Hefe.) In our group text, we refer to ourselves as the “Big Chiefs” as though the adjective will confer […]

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Tags: #ChiefAnnouncement #Chieflettes


January 4, 2018

Happy New Year from the Chiefs!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Happy New Year to our avid readers! Or, maybe some not so avid readers. Reluctant readers? Related readers (meaning my mom and her immediate family members)? Or…perhaps just a random person who happened upon this blog and glanced at the first sentence before frantically clicking on a youtube clip or recipe rather than read the remainder […]

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Tags: #NewYears #ChiefYearRecap


December 13, 2017

Igloos hit Rochester…

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Minnesota is known for its friendly people, Vikings football, numerous lakes (I hear there are 10,000!), and well…the winters. This is probably the main topic I get asked about by my family, friends, and residency applicants. “I hear there are icicles everywhere.” “Do you just ski into work?” “Is there a way to wrap your body entirely […]

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Tags: #Igloo


December 7, 2017

MATCH DAY!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

I’m not sure if the loud music and excitement could be heard around town, but there was a buzz and energy about Rochester yesterday. It’s as though everyone could tell it was Fellowship Match Day! Or, maybe that’s just how it felt for me…as I waited anxiously…meeting at least 2 SIRS criteria…hoping NRMP didn’t have a […]

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Tags: #MATCHDAY


November 14, 2017

Women in Medicine

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Friday night marked the official kickoff event for the Women in Medicine group. The group was formed last year to serve as a support and mentorship program for women in medical school, residency, and fellowship. Our aim is to “empower women in medicine and advance women’s health, through mentorship, leadership development, advocacy and community outreach.” […]

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Tags: #WomenInMedicine


November 2, 2017

Another 100%…

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

…ABIM board pass rate, that is! I am pleased to announce that my residency class of 2017 has passed boards. Yes, these people are board certified in internal medicine now! In the chief’s office, we were hard at work studying on the weeks leading up to our exam. Our residency provides access to MKSAP and NEJM […]

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October 31, 2017

So many weddings!

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

I don’t know if it’s something in the air or what but we have had a lot of weddings in our residency in the last few months. We wanted to do a little shout out to the happy couples, so here goes. Jithma Abeykoon is one of our most thoughtful and hard working PGY 3 residents. He […]

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October 18, 2017

Fall means Fitness.

By Lucinda Gruber gruberl

Well, I took a brief hiatus from blogging while I was off doing fellowship interviews for endocrinology. Two of my co-chiefs (Dan and Dagny) are applying for pulmonary/critical care fellowship, and Hannah is going to be working in General Internal Medicine next year. So, we’ve been operating with a bit of a skeleton crew in […]

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Tags: WellnessWednesdays