It was almost a year ago when Doc Ness and I bumped into each other at the SUMC second floor nurses' station, and she invited me to participate in The Blog Rounds. She was then hosting a summer-themed TBR, and I promised her I would contribute if I could think if something interesting. (I couldn't. Hehe. Or maybe I was just too caught up in the whirlwind that usually surrounds one's last days of PGI.)
Doc Ness and Brian are the only two TBR contributors whom I know personally. Now that it's my turn to host an edition of TBR, I thought it might be a good idea if we could get to know each other a bit more.
Pretend we're putting together a book entitled:
TBR MD's: Their Lives and Letters
(It's a boring title, I admit. Hehe. I'll think of something else later.)
Lives. Put in anything you want that would give us an idea of what it's like to be you. Where is your hometown? (And what would you advise us to do if we were going there this summer?) Do you come from a big family or a small family? Are you married? Do you have kids? What was your pre-med? (Why?) What is your favorite memory from med school / internship / residency? Do you remember your first mortality? What do you do right now? Are you still training, are you teaching, do you have a clinic? What do you do (or would like to do) in your down time? If you weren't a doctor, what would you rather be? Feel free to include as many or as few details about your life as you want.
Letters. The questions for this part are more specific. First, which writers influence/d you the most? (Their influence could be on your writing style or on your life as a whole.) Next, which three (or five...or ten, for those who absolutely can't choose) books would you want the rest of us to read? Third, name three blogs (apart from those of fellow TBR docs, so we won't get into the whole i-pat-your-back-you-pat-mine routine) that you regularly visit. Finally, since this is a book -- an imaginary one, but you never know -- about YOU, name (and provide links to) 7 blog posts by YOU which you would want included in a compilation of your works.
Deadline for submission is April 7, 2009. Please leave a link to your contribution in the comments section of this post, or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks!