My name is Madeline and I am a PGY-1 Resident at St. Vincent’s Medical Center in Connecticut. I graduated this past May from MCPHS University in Boston, Massachusetts. I grew up in a small town in beautiful, woodsy New Hampshire. My father had the pleasure (and challenge) of raising three daughters, after growing up in a household with four brothers. Needless to say, as girly as I am now, that was not always the case. I grew up in the woods on our ATV trails; hiking mountains, going on bike rides, and was enrolled in sports my first year of elementary school. I may not have become the star athlete that my father had wanted, but rest assured his efforts did not go to waste. He made me tough; he showed me how to work hard and to never take no for an answer. Ultimately, he showed me how to be a role model to others by being one himself.
Fast forward to now many years later; I can attribute much of my success in pharmacy school and post graduate life to those same principles. It has always been my dream to inspire others, especially women, being that I am the oldest, and have two little sisters that look up to me. I believe all women should feel empowered and inspired, not only to go after their dreams (whatever those may be), but to also be a positive role model for other women and our society. I have grown so much over the past six years of pharmacy school. Through the triumphs and the lows of a rigorous program; I have become a passionate pharmacist, a better leader, a more compassionate person and above all someone that I am very proud to be.
It is my goal that this blog will be a platform that allows me to inspire others to work hard for their dreams. I want to share with you all the life lessons that I have learned, not only from my little victories, but also from my mistakes. I am sure we can all attest that these tend to be the best types of lessons. I want to share the tips and tricks I have learned, not only to be successful in school and in residency, but also for having a healthy and balanced life.
I hope you enjoy!