September already? Insane how fast this year is going. Things have been crazy out here in Boston. I applied for and got a full-time position at the hospital where I’ve been doing my research (as an Associate Medical Physicist). It will be great for me financially and professionally (board certification, clinical experience, etc.), but it’s been a ton of work so far. The amount of time that I have to spend on research has dropped from 95% to 5%. If I’m ever going to finish my PhD, I’ll have to push that number up quite a bit… The good news is that an increase in research time will be possible, as I’ve been investing extra time learning the ropes and one of our staff physicists is currently out on leave. Things should get better.