Fellowship update

Here’s the big news around here this week: Telfer accepted a fellowship position in cardiothoracic anesthesia at Columbia University. Which means, in about one year, we will be moving to NYC for one year. Really, what could be better? Cate will be a California baby and a New York baby – all before she’s one! God is good.

Telfer also interviewed at Mass General in Boston for a cardiac fellowship this week but they won’t make any decisions until the end of July. He had less than two weeks to accept the offer at Columbia…and his wife would have been traumatized for life if the decision had gone the other way. Well, that’s a slight exaggeration, but not much. Honestly, Telfer liked both programs but the idea of living in New York [close to Eleanor!! – yes, she deserves TWO exclamation points although she’ll say two exclamation points is excessive in the extreme] for one year swayed him towards Columbia.

Nerdily, we are already planning out our adventurous year. I’ll spare you most of the details, but we think we’ll live on the Upper West Side, maybe in a studio (just to see if we can do it). Another bonus: Molly, my best friend from high school, lives in Brooklyn with her boyfriend Ryan, another friend from high school. So really, we have at least three friends in a city of 8.2 million people. That’s a definite start.

Before Telfer was even offered the position at Columbia, I had this little gift purchased and squirreled away in my underwear drawer (I had a good feeling).


Published by Andrea Y. Griffith

owner of browsers. former librarian. wife. mother to two tweens and the cutest labradoodle in the world.

6 thoughts on “Fellowship update

  1. AND, another bonus, NYC is only, like, a four-hour Greyhound bus ride from DC. Can I come visit? Yippee! (we can be east coast friends for a year, right?)


  2. Fun, fun! Sounds like Erin and I need to schedule our California “Tour of Friends” pretty soon if we’re to catch you before you take off . . .


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