Thursday, July 4, 2013

Graduation #2: AHEC-West

Last Saturday eight new doctors were graduated from University of Arkansas for Medical Science Family Medicine Residency Program. Congratulations to all, and especially to my husband! He worked really hard to become a doctor in the United States. We both are a first generations immigrants, that came to the Land of  the Free with degree and some experience. 

But here he had to start all over again: tests, more tests, and residency, which was not easy to find as most residency programs do look for a new medical graduates with five years cap. It wasn't easy, but all his  hard work payed off (he just came to me and said to correct to: "Our hard work"). It took just eight years, and here he is: board certified and licensed new doctor in our family. 

Receiving the Diploma

With Former Program Director Dr. Acklin (left)

Our teenager (left) with guests

We were happy to have our friends at the graduation

Our friend Lisa (left) and new program director Dr. E. Spradlin (right)
Graduates and attending physicians were having fun! 

and friends.
And here what it all was about...

Congratulations to all graduates! 

Congratulations to my husband! 

Congratulations to my dad, who's celebrating his birthday today! 

 And Happy 4th of July to all! 

See you,


  1. Congratulations!!!!

    Oh how I wish he had picked my town..we have a beautiful new medi centre in an old and charming town..and not enough doctors..

    Wow..what a feat.
    You all must be so happy and look it!!
    Your son is so charming too:)

  2. I bet you are sooo proud! Congratulations!

  3. Congratulations! Wonderful pictures and a beautiful family. Great post!

  4. That is a wonderful accomplishment! Thanks for sharing the photos of your beautiful family! Big hugs my friend!

  5. Congrats to hubby and, well, you! This is a big deal - you must all be very excited.

  6. Congratulations to your Husband and to you, Marina. This is wonderful news. Thank you for sharing the news and graduation with us. Such a proud day for your family.

  7. Awww this is such wonderful news for your family :D
    Beautiful graduation!


    P.S Because of my exams, I will not be commenting for around 4 weeks – see you afterwards!

  8. Congratulations Marina! That must be feeling great! :-)

  9. A big congratulations Marina! You must be so proud, he worked so hard for that! I'm so happy for you all! :D xxx

  10. Marina congratulations to your husband! Having study in the US I know exactly how hard it is for someone from another country to adjust and be able to pursue a degree. To many more successes for your husband and the whole family!


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