Thank you!!! October 16, 2019 4:54 PM   Subscribe

My dearest mefites: back in August, I asked for the favor of encouragement from the community to get through a difficult exam. I’m so pleased to report that I PASSED STEP 2 CS! I get to graduate from medical school this December!

I cannot describe how amazing this feels, and it is difficult to adequately express my thanks to everyone who has been there for me since I found out I wasn’t graduating on time last May through now. I am especially grateful for everyone who responded to my request for encouraging messages before I took my exam last August. I have been (too slowly) working my way through responding to those messages, but please know that they buoyed me up and were an enormous help in lifting me over that hurdle. I read them all, most several times, and your kind words kept me going when that was very hard.

It has been a group effort, and a long one, but this December I will finally be M.D. Maloney, M.D.
posted by ocherdraco to MetaFilter-Related at 4:54 PM (117 comments total) 111 users marked this as a favorite

Aaaaahhhhhhhhhh congrats!
posted by cortex (staff) at 4:54 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!!!!
posted by Mouse Army at 5:01 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! An MF.D.!
posted by It's Raining Florence Henderson at 5:02 PM on October 16 [2 favorites]


Oh my goodness!

Congratulations!
posted by jamjam at 5:06 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


:D congrats!
posted by rather be jorting at 5:06 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


It was all the celebrating we did that clinched it.

Naw, it was all you. Hooray, you!
posted by crush at 5:09 PM on October 16 [2 favorites]


Yaaaaaaaay!!!

I know the perfect way to celebrate in early December.
posted by bondcliff at 5:19 PM on October 16 [3 favorites]


Hooray!
posted by belladonna at 5:32 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


congratulations!
posted by brujita at 5:37 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Wonderful news—quite an accomplishment, hooray!
posted by kinnakeet at 5:41 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by basalganglia at 5:43 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Brava!
posted by huimangm at 5:50 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


We did it, gang! We're all doctors now!
posted by The corpse in the library at 6:03 PM on October 16 [13 favorites]


Oh, well done!!
posted by eirias at 6:03 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Many, many congratulations!!!!!!
posted by theBigRedKittyPurrs at 6:03 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by Pfardentrott at 6:06 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Oh this is such wonderful news! Congratulations!
posted by LobsterMitten (staff) at 6:08 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Heck, yes!
posted by shiny blue object at 6:11 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Huzzah!!
posted by skycrashesdown at 6:13 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Woo hoo! Congratulations!
posted by Orange Dinosaur Slide at 6:42 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!
posted by something something at 6:51 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


What lovely news!!!!!! Thank you for letting us know!
posted by Lyn Never at 7:01 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Yay, huzzah!!
posted by Fizz at 7:09 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Yay! That’s sooo great!
posted by ThatCanadianGirl at 7:25 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


DOCTOR DRACO
posted by not_on_display at 7:37 PM on October 16 [7 favorites]


Schmoop schmoop hooray! Congrats, ocherdraco!

"M.D. Maloney, M.D." sounds like a great series name btw. I would read (or watch) it. Especially if it took place in MD/Maryland.

I look forward to seeing "IAAD but IANYD" from you on Ask. :)
posted by rangefinder 1.4 at 7:46 PM on October 16 [7 favorites]


Mazel Tov! What wonderful news!
posted by merriment at 7:49 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Wonderful! Congratulations!
posted by bookmammal at 8:07 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


🎉🎉🎉😀😀😀🍾🍾🍾
posted by lollusc at 8:49 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


What wonderful news!!!! I am so happy for you!
posted by mogget at 8:56 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Yay! Huge congratulations! So proud of you!
posted by ellieBOA at 9:24 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


🍾🥂
posted by rjs at 9:38 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


Emmm. Deee.

As it should be!

Congratulations!!!
posted by mandolin conspiracy at 9:49 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


YOU

ROCK!!!!!!

That's SUCH wonderful news!

It's SO well-deserved - you worked so hard to prepare.

CONGRATULATIONS!
posted by kristi at 9:58 PM on October 16 [2 favorites]


Congratulations Doc!

While I'm here, I have this little pain in the back of...
posted by AugustWest at 10:05 PM on October 16 [1 favorite]


We all knew you could do it - and you did. Doctor in December? 2019 is Merriest Christmas.
posted by Cranberry at 11:53 PM on October 16 [2 favorites]


I'm so happy for you and for all of your future patients, too! Congratulations!
posted by mochapickle at 1:22 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Fantastic news!
posted by carmicha at 2:09 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by sciencegeek at 2:17 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Wonderful, congratulations!
posted by goodnewsfortheinsane (staff) at 3:35 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


You did it!!!!

Knowing when to ask/look for help is another sign that you will be a great M.D. ; you have to do the hard work but remember that you are never alone.

CONGRATULATIONS
posted by mightshould at 3:57 AM on October 17 [3 favorites]


Hip hip hurrah! Well done! Such happy news!
posted by Caduceus at 4:08 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!!
posted by SuperSquirrel at 4:15 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Woo! I'm so happy for you! Congrats!!
posted by Sparky Buttons at 4:31 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


w00t w00t! Congratulations!
posted by halcyonday at 4:51 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Mazel tov, woo hoo!
posted by wellred at 5:01 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations on your impending graduation! Hooray!
posted by sciatrix at 5:22 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


OMG, MDM, MD! Thanks for updating us on this Ask.
posted by drlith at 5:56 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


OMG YAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by palomar at 6:10 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


That is such wonderful news! Congratulations!
posted by Rosie M. Banks at 6:32 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


HOORAY!! Congratulations!
posted by somanyamys at 6:57 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Yaaaay! I don't remember what I said but I remember it was awesome so I take full credit for this achievement!
posted by HotToddy at 7:00 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by jedicus at 7:35 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


YAY! Congratulations!
posted by Jpfed at 7:44 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Woo Hoo!! Happy Dance!!!
posted by pearlybob at 8:12 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Yay! Hope you have a well-deserved reward in mind to treat yourself!!
posted by devrim at 8:12 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


EXCELLENT!!
posted by MissySedai at 8:44 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


That's wonderful news! Thanks for letting us know, and congratulations!
posted by MonkeyToes at 9:15 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! Woo!
posted by PussKillian at 9:23 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


YAY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
posted by lazuli at 9:23 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Heck yeah! Good job!
posted by Phobos the Space Potato at 9:57 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


YAY! This makes me so happy--I've been wondering about this and thinking about you and that post!
posted by lucy.jakobs at 10:10 AM on October 17 [2 favorites]


YES YES YES GO YOU YAAAAAAYYYY!!!
posted by Homo neanderthalensis at 10:28 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


YAAAAAAYYYYYYY!!!!!
posted by advicepig at 10:49 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Hot Damn.
posted by RolandOfEld at 10:54 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! So proud of you!!!
posted by Twicketface at 10:57 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


That is simply outstanding news. You’re exactly the kind of doctor we need. Way to go!
posted by cheapskatebay at 11:08 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Go you!!!!!! So bloody happy for you, congratulations x
posted by billiebee at 11:40 AM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Mubarak! What fantastic news!
posted by bardophile at 12:06 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


So many congratulations to you!! Thanks for letting us share in your good news!
posted by mixedmetaphors at 12:50 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations! And thanks for letting us know.
posted by agatha_magatha at 12:51 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Sorry I missed the chance to offer encouragement earlier, so I’ll just have to double down on the congratulations.

Congratulations!

Congratulations!

Welcome to the club!
posted by TedW at 1:57 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Nice. Knew you'd do it.
posted by Stanczyk at 2:23 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Go you! That's so awesome!
posted by heyho at 2:35 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congrats!
posted by praemunire at 3:07 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by OHenryPacey at 4:06 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Mutant Lobsters from Riverhead at 4:28 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


WONDROUS!!!!

Congratulations, DOCTOR!
posted by cooker girl at 5:36 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Great news, congratulations!
posted by rpfields at 6:50 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Way to go Doctor Maloney! Congrats!
posted by jenkinsEar at 6:55 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


I've had a less than stellar week and reading this filled me with much needed joy. I'm so very happy for you! Congratulations, (in just a few more weeks) Dr. Maloney!
posted by Ruki at 8:00 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Missense Mutation at 8:12 PM on October 17 [1 favorite]


Hooray!
posted by freethefeet at 4:22 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


hell yes dude hell yes Hell YES
posted by Greg Nog at 6:25 AM on October 18 [2 favorites]


We *knew* it! Srsly, I was wondering and so happy-but-not-surprised that it went well. You deserve all the accolades and 🍾 champagne!
posted by theora55 at 6:50 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


YAY! Congratulations and great job! 👋👋
posted by minsies at 7:03 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


This is so great to hear--congratulations, congratulations, congratulations!
posted by box at 7:19 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Hey, congratulations! That is great news!
posted by hurdy gurdy girl at 9:36 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, Doctor!
posted by fluffy battle kitten at 10:01 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by 1970s Antihero at 10:10 AM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!! Very happy for you!
posted by peacheater at 12:07 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Hooray, what a relief! I’m so happy for you!
posted by obfuscation at 3:22 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Truly excited to hear this and oh so happy for you. I like how a bunch of people here were all, You can do this! And you did!!

Updates are great; good news updates are the very best. May you practice long and happily.
posted by Bella Donna at 4:59 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


What a star you are.... I know you will go forth and do much good in the world. Congratulations!!
posted by 6thsense at 5:31 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Hooray!
posted by MadamM at 7:11 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


Fuck yes!!! I have been thinking of you and sending good vibes, I'm so glad to hear this rad news. Congratulations!!!
posted by fairlynearlyready at 7:16 PM on October 18 [1 favorite]


So so so so so pleased for you. Yay!
posted by Nieshka at 2:36 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Congrats! Will you change your user name to drocherdraco? ocherDRaco?
posted by GenjiandProust at 5:30 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Congratulations!
posted by Alterscape at 7:21 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Mazel Tov!
posted by stoneweaver at 9:02 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


I'm so happy for you! Congratulations!
posted by ArbitraryAndCapricious at 9:47 AM on October 19 [1 favorite]


🙂
posted by clavdivs at 12:31 PM on October 19 [1 favorite]


Huzzah huzzah!!!
posted by DrMew at 4:26 PM on October 19 [2 favorites]


Yay!!!
posted by Mister Moofoo at 5:12 PM on October 19 [2 favorites]


Woohoo! Congratulations, doc!
posted by lazaruslong at 8:07 AM on October 20 [1 favorite]


Hooray, congrats on achieving your goal!
posted by jadepearl at 12:13 PM on October 20 [1 favorite]


Hooray hooray hooray congratulations!!!!
posted by umwhat at 1:46 PM on October 20 [1 favorite]


I was reading a later Meta about things that make yah wanna say Hell Yeah! I didn't have anything particular to add until I saw this post. HELL YEAH ocherdraco!
posted by a humble nudibranch at 1:55 PM on October 20 [2 favorites]


YAY!
posted by Salamandrous at 4:21 PM on October 20 [1 favorite]


Hell Jim, I'm a doctor, not a engineer

W00t!! congratulations1
posted by Mrs Potato at 9:18 AM on October 21 [1 favorite]


Congratulations, that's so awesome! Well done, you!
posted by Athanassiel at 12:48 PM on October 21 [1 favorite]


I’m late to the party, but congratulations, Doctor!
posted by Devils Rancher at 12:55 PM on October 22 [1 favorite]


Oh, that's great, ocherdraco. I missed that August thread and I'm sorry I wasn't around to cheer you through that exam. But I do remember when you started this, and I'm so excited and happy for you! Congratulations!
posted by tangerine at 6:53 PM on October 23 [1 favorite]


OK SO I GOT THIS THING— YA GOTTA SEC? SO RIGHT— I GOT THIS THING NEXT TO MY ARMPIT AND— HEY WHERE YA GOIN! THIS IS A FORMAL PARTY YOU CAN'T JUST LEAVE!
posted by not_on_display at 4:48 PM on October 24 [2 favorites]


What? I was just going to get my visual aids so I can show you that it’s a dilated pore of Winer.
posted by ocherdraco at 6:30 PM on October 24


(FYI, mildly icky dermatology images behind that link.)
posted by ocherdraco at 6:31 PM on October 24 [1 favorite]


Congratulations and good job! You deserve this after all your hard work. Hope you can find some time to relax, celebrate, and enjoy life and the fruits of your labour.
posted by cynical pinnacle at 8:22 PM on October 25 [1 favorite]


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