A Kids’ Game Has an 11 Page Advanced Genetics Guide

Hello, I’m a bit late writing this week. I’ve been shooting for early-middle of the week posts and here we are on Friday! I haven’t been busy though, I’ve just been enamored with Animal Crossing New Horizons, like everyone else. But I recently though, what better time to tie together the thing that’s been sucking…

Imposter, and Syndrome

Last year around this time, I wrote a post called The After-Mat(c)h, in which I described the unorthodox and yet still painful ending to my 2nd application cycle. This year, my application cycle clearly ended very differently, in the most joyous and orthodox of ways— matching to my first choice. So tell me why I’m…

Match Day Survival

Hello all! I sure do hope this isn’t the last time I write here. As mentioned, I wanted to revitalize my blog in case I match into a program this year. I sure am hoping that I can continue down the road to genetic counseling, but we shall see! If not, know that I’m happy…

Jobs for Future Genetic Counselors

Hey blog friends! If you haven’t already noticed, these are strange times. Most of us are ordered to stay at home: some of us taking classes from home, some working from home, and some out of work completely. I know it’s a scary job market for The Class of 2020 to enter, as well as…

Where the Heck Am I and Why Are There Teddy Bears?

Hi. You might be wonder what the heckin’ blog you’re reading. Welcome to Career of Compassion. It’s Journey to Genetic Counseling, but with a new twist. You see (and this is going to sound like me being an iNfLuEnCeR again, but) I never really expected J2GC to get this big. All throughout the 2019 GC…

The Experienced Reject’s Guide to Coping

Hey all, sadly, Wisconsin Interview did not lead to me post-matching with them. And that’s disappointing, and it’s okay for me to be sad about it. It was a long shot, but of course I wanted it! The difficulty I face now is trying to decide where things go from here. My husband and I…

Unmatched? Need a Job? Now What? (Feat. Dr. Andrea Hallberg)

We’re almost 2 weeks past Match Day now and things are settling down. For those of us who didn’t find our match (yet) this year, things are still feeling really uncertain. Some out there just finished undergrad and are now feeling that “now what feeling”. If you’re a budding genetic counselor who’s looking for an…

The After-Mat(c)h

Well, pretty much everyone knows that I did not match this cycle. But let me say this. I really thought that if I didn’t match, I’d lose my whole following on this blog. People would say “Who wants to listen to her? She’s a multiple-time reject! She’s clearly unqualified!” Imagine my surprise when I logged…

I’ve Been an Applicant for 597 Days and Today Might Be the Last

Helllloooo everyone! Despite my worst thoughts and fears, I made it through foot surgery! Do I kind of look a mess? Yes! Am I struggling on crutches? Definitely! But all those horrible things I imagined like coding under anesthesia, not waking up at the end of the surgery, losing my whole foot, none of that…