BC: And so a wondrous journey full of ups and downs ends as I enter the real world. Can’t wait to see how it is being a doctor in real life. I have made relationships bound to last a life time. Experienced so many things that I have never done. Best of all I’m finally on my own two feet and all the hard work and toil was worth it! | ~Shivani Shah 2022
FC: MY SCRAPBOOK OF LIFE AND ITS ADVENTURES
1: UPENN | University of Pennsylvania
2: Desicions Decisions 4-5 Freshmen Year 6-7 Sophomore Year 8-9 Junior Year 10-11 Senior Year 12-13 Graduation 14-15 Jobs 16-17 Vacation home 18-19 Vegas 20-21 Bahamas & Bonus 22-23 An Ok Year 24-25 Back to work 26-27 Renew the vows 28-29 Bibliography 30-32 | Bliography
7: President of the class of 2020 | Originally I had planned to run for the treasurer of the class of 2020 for my freshmen year at UPENN. I remembered however that college is only going to get harder as time passes and that if I wanted to undertake the responsibilities of being president now would be an ideal time to do so. The race against me was harder than I expected. A lot of campaigning was involved. Fortunately I was blessed with really great and supportive roommates that helped me achieve my goals. All four of us have grown really close and one of them, Naina, actually ended up being one of out historians!
8: I got an internship at a hospital! I will be interning at the University of Pennsylvania Hospital. This hospital is known for its excellence and will help me in the future to apply to grad school. This is also a really exciting internship for me as I get to experience the environment I will work beforehand. | Internship
9: Sophomore Year
10: Junior Year | During my sophomore year of college I decided to further my college experience that has been wonderful. I joined two student organizations the Phi Sigma Gamma Phi which is a biological honor society, and I decided to embrace my culture further and joined the Hindu Student Council, which is combined with the Young Jains of America. Although I am not Jain not everyone in the HSC is. It is really fun to interact with people from the same culture as me. The Honor society is wonderful. I have made friends through this that I know I can interact with on an intellectual basis. They have the same interests as me. I also got to use their research travel grant as I attended a conference. I’m mentoring some kids in high school currently. I’m so glad I joined both of these
12: So we come to my last year of college. Of too grad school I go! I have chosen UPENN”s medical grad school to continue at. It is called Perelman medical school. Before I enter grad school I went backpacking across Europe with Naina and she is going to grad school too. We went to Spain, France, Germany, Portugal, and Switzerland. It was so much fun! We saw s many sites and did 5 countries in 18 days. We stayed at various hotels in the country. The food was fantastic! It was a great experience to take a break before we go to grad school. | Senior Year
14: The journey i took to become a M.D was a difficult route but know i am done with grad school and my residency. i did my graduate school at Perelman School of Medicine. I did my residency at Penn Presbyterian. It took me a combination of 8 years to finish both but i managed to do it successfully and now the path that i started when i left high school and worked hard for is complete. i finally am a neurosurgeon. | Graduation
16: JOBS | NEUROSURGEON Duties: Perform surgery on patients brain monitor brain fluids and look at and infer from Pay: $380,000 to $420,000 Hours: There are shifts at hospitals and on call Company size: May work in a hospital Supervisors: May have supervisors in a hospital or people to report too
17: PEDIATRICIAn Duties: Takes care of children and monitors them from when they are born to after adolescence. pay: Median171,807 Hours: 8-5 on call Company size: work in a hospital or may own there own practice Supervisors: May have supervisors in a hospital or people to report too or in a practice there may be a partnership | ANESTHESIOLOGIST Duties: Record, administer and monitor the amount of amnesia given to a patient and its affects before and after the procedure Pay: Median $290,755 to $382,570 Hours: There are shifts at hospitals and on call Company size: May work in a hospital Supervisors: May have supervisors in a hospital or people to report too
18: Vacation home | I spent 100,000 dollars on a vacation home. my job as a neurosurgeon pays well and i was able to purchase a dream vacation home as a result of my job. it is a 1 large bedroom and 1 bathroom condo in Myrtle Beach, South Carolina. the address is 4800 S OCEAN BLVD in North Myrtle Beach. it is a lovely condo right by the ocean.
20: For my friends Neha bachloretette party we went to VEGAS!! We spent loads of money and because she is my best friend i provided money for all the gambling. i spent 50,000 dollars on the gambling fun we had for 3 nights. it was worth the amount of memories we created in the Bellagio hotel. now i get to tell the funny stories at her wedding! | V E G A S
22: Wow this has been an amazing year! i got a small raise (my salary went up by .002 percent) and my family and i won an all expense paid cruise! the 6 of us ,me my husband and our 4 children, went on a cruise to the Bahamas! it was such a fun experience and we loved it.the Bahamas were beautiful and the cruise experience made it all the better. | Bahamas & Bonus
24: I lost my job due to the economy. i was very disappointed but luckily we had lots of savings to fall back on and i took the opportunity to have fun with my children and did lots of volunteer work. i looked on the bright side and did many small things around the house to improve it and maintain the glory it was in . | An Ok Year
26: I got my job back at the hospital because my skills were needed and I wanted to get back to work. However the hospital doesn’t have a lot of money so I would be working for half the amount I was working for. I am ok with that the reason I became a doctor wasn’t for the money but to help people and I am happy I can get back to that. I missed my co-workers and am glad to go back to being a neurosurgeon. | B A C K T O W O R K
28: Renew the Vows | My wonderful husband decided that for out anniversary this year that we would celebrate by renewing our vows! We had another Indian wedding with my family but this ceremony was much smaller and more intimate. It was a lovely surprise because he planned the whole thing I thought that he was working late when hee was planning our renewal. It was magical!
29: Our Second Wedding | eAnother great thing happened my salary is back to normal at the hospital so the wedding renewal expenses weren’t hard.
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