Thursday, March 16, 2006

Envelope please...

And the winners are [drumroll]... Akron, Ohio for transitional year and Buffalo, New York for radiation oncology advanced program!!!

So, we'll be just 45 minutes or so away from Ohio Mom and Dad starting in July. This will be wonderful and we're very excited. The program is at Akron General Hospital, a really great one.

Everyone who has commented on Buffalo so far has mentioned cold and snow, but we're pretty excited about that one too. It will be four years away from most relatives, but it's a top program in a community with excellent education, a library and information science program, a lower cost of living, and lots of other advantages. The Institution itself is Roswell Park Cancer Institute, a leading organization for research and cancer treatment.

So, we are happy!

Many thanks to all who fasted and prayed when I was taking the board exam back in the summer. And many thanks to all of you who wish us the best as we go through lots of transitions for the next year and a half.

11 comments:

B said...

Congratulations Dr. Hopkins!)
How wonderful to what and where you will be for the next little while!

Anonymous said...

Hey, way to go! I'm so excited for you, but especially for me, too. Welcome to Ohio!!! Mom

Caroline said...

Yeah!!! Congratulations!! You'll have fun! Hey, maybe I can help out with the packing and moving. Let me know about your exact or approximate dates of doing so. Love Ya!

Anonymous said...

well, personally, I'm bummed that you're not coming to Tennessee, but I understand that it's all a computer's fault, so I guess I'll have to get over it. Congratulations, Shane. Keep up the good work. AM

dani said...

Congrats to you all! Paul's already planning on making you look for a friend of his who he last knew to be in Akron. :)

Peanut said...

The first time I read the "four years away from most relatives" line I was thinking along the lines of distance or 4 light years, and I thought, "it's not like they'd be moving to outer space, is it?" I get it now. Although I do find it funny imagining Coach practicing medicine on aliens. Congratulations!

Boss said...

I really tried to encourage Coach to apply to some of those outer space programs, but he insisted he wasn't qualified--what with all the emphasis Iowa puts on human anatomy and all. What a waste!

Tarimisu said...

Yay! That's exciting. Hm . . . we've never been to Ohio . . . :o)

John said...

Congratulations on getting into a fine program! Keep up the good work! I love you all!

Taffy said...

Exciting news! In all our moving around I've found that there are wonderful things, people, places and experiences everywhere we go. Maybe Keith can go to one of the outerspace programs next.

jody baker said...

i have not logged onto my hotmail in 3 months (yay for my job! busy season ended this week). what a nice surprise to find out about yer blog. congrats on the new assignments, although i'm disappointed it's not atlanta or something closer. sam, i have heard nothing but lovely things about the trashcans in akron. diana pls call me when you have time to chat. i know you are busy and important but i am recently single and blue and need some cheering up from the funniest person i know.
much love and chother kisses.
jo