Monthly Archives: May 2007

ACNM Annual Meeting: Day Two

After signing off yesterday, I had some lunch then promptly attended three educational sessions in a row, two of which I paged. The first was entitled Cervical Ripening: What We Know and Why A Paradigm Shift is Needed for Reducing the Incidence of Preterm Birth, which focused on how our preterm labor treatments (tocolytics) are […]

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Live from Chicago: the 52nd Annual ACNM Meeting

So, I arrived in Chicago last night to attend this year’s national ACNM annual meeting, which will be occurring from today, 5/25, through 5/31. Unfortunately, because I happen to be graduating on Tuesday, 5/29 (not so unfortunately, actually), I will be leaving the convention a few days early in order to get to Carnegie Hall […]

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Comps Update

I passed!!!!!!!!

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The Business of Being Born

Last Friday I was a very lucky duck: I was able to attend a screening of The Business of Being Born at the Tribeca Film Festival, hosted by Friends of the Birth Center, along with a post-show talkbalk with the Abby Epstein, the director of the movie, and Ricki Lake, the producer, followed by a […]

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Comprehensive exams: pshaw!

Well, they’re done! Not “pshaw” as in “piece of cake”, but “pshaw” as in: “well, they’re done, don’t know if we passed or not, but at least it’s OVER!” We took our Comprehensive exams yesterday, and all in all, the entire experience feels somewhat anti-climatic: so much preparing and worrying and stress and studying, drilling […]

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