Goodbyes and New Beginnings

Tamara, Fourth Year Medical StudentIt’s hard to know what to say, at times like these – I’ll admit, I’ve never been very good at goodbyes.

I can’t believe my time at Loma Linda is over.  I leave Loma Linda overflowing with love, filled to the brim by a community that has embraced me, supported me, and given me four amazing years.

Some highlights from each year:

Freshman yearDSC00433


[first day of school, so excited!]


[‘Frank Netter skit’ for Pine Springs Ranch talent show with my best girlfriends]


[intense lab sessions]

Summer Break


[mission trip to the Dominican Republic]

Sophomore year

The only pictures I could find of sophomore year involved studying…it was that kind of a year.


[studying through an extremely severe ankle sprain, which required crutches]

Junior Year


[medical student abuse ;), my resident added necessary ‘artistic touches’ to my mask]

Senior Year

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[my Grandfather (class of ‘53b) and I at graduation]


[M.D. diploma in hand]

And finally, my crowning achievement of medical school – envisioning, choreographing, organizing, and successfully performing a flashmob at the end of graduation. It was soooo fun!

Graduation Flashmob – Loma Linda University School of Medicine, Class of 2012 from looheru on Vimeo.

Loma Linda, it’s been one heck of a ride.  I’ll do my best to make you proud.

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