Terra Sigillata

One of the drawbacks to writing under a pseudonym is that when people around you do well, it’s sort of dodgy how you can use the blog to congratulate them publicly. In fact, dear readers might ask: “Why bother putting this up on the blog?” Well, I’m just proud – like a parent – like an anonymous, proud parent.

In my various iterations of adjunct professorship, I get to interact with some really tremendous students in the health sciences – some I even convince to come do some lab work or some literature projects in the name of our national medical research agency. Some do both – and a couple truly kick ass.

So today I just wanted to publicly acknowledge NewMexicoGymnastGirl for her work in my salt mine over the last two years and recently scoring a killer clinical pharmacy residency at a truly superb hospital and major metropolitan medical school.

A tremendously hardworking student gets a well-deserved reward and gender equality in the health sciences makes another step forward.

Pass it on, my friend, pass it on.


  1. #1 PalMD
    April 2, 2008

    Mazel tov, whoever you are!

  2. #2 dm
    April 2, 2008

    Congrats NMGG!!! And to Abel as well, you can take some credit for job well done.

  3. #3 drdrA
    April 2, 2008

    Right on! Funny timing because right after we commented on each others sites the other day- I popped out a whole draft about the power of positive reinforcement..I see you are on top of this subject!

  4. #4 Joe
    April 2, 2008

    Watching our students excel is a major compensation for academic low pay. Congratulations to you both!

  5. #5 Abel Pharmboy
    April 3, 2008

    Thanks, all – but my role was merely analogous to that of a winemaker. When you get stellar grapes from a fantastic property, it’s pretty hard to make a bad wine. NMGG gets all the credit: intense, compact fruit with the perfect balance of sugars and acids.

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