Hello Everyone! I hope you are having a great week. We are going to get to know 2 more of our fun officers. Sarah is our Entertainment Club Officer and Jess is our S.O.S. Officer. Take it away Ladies!
Hey everyone! I am Sarah Bazelak. This is my second year with Iowa Medical Partners, but my first year serving as the Entertainment Club Officer. My husband, Martin, is a third year Internal Medicine Resident. Martin will be completing his residency in June 2015 and will either be pursuing a Palliative Care Fellowship or a Hospitalist position. Unfortunately at this point, we do not know if we will be in Iowa for another year or headed back to Wisconsin (we are both from the Milwaukeearea) which makes the planner in me go crazy! I am a Registered Respiratory Therapist and I work full-time at a Level 1 Trauma Center in Milwaukee, WI. My schedule varies, but I usually end up working about a week on followed by a week off. It can get incredibly hectic with me being gone every other week, but I can absolutely say without hesitation that I LOVE my job. Martin and I are high school sweethearts that met in U.S. History (no pun intended) our sophomore year. We got married in Belize during Martin’s 4th year of med school right before he started a month long medical mission trip there. So we had our honeymoon before our wedding (which was just the two of us, no family) and then I had back to the U.S. the next day. What can I say, Martin and I are crazy people that like to make everything more complicated for ourselves, lol. We do not have any children or pets but hope to have both within the next couple of years once things settle down a bit. I love going for walks, painting, drawing, interior design, crafting, shopping, and reading. Also, if you catch me watching TV, which I admit is often, it will probably be either HGTV or USA—Suits, anyone? Iowa has been a very welcoming home, no seriously the people here are some of the nicest people I have met. One thing I would encourage everyone to do while being here is to set aside money in their budget to go out and explore the impressive array of restaurants and other establishments in the area. Not only is it a great way to get comfortable with your surroundings, but it allows your significant other and you to get out and have a relaxing time enjoying delicious food and events! And if he/she isn’t available, you can always ask me to join you. I look forward to meeting each of you and hope you can make it out to at least one of the Entertainment Club events!
Hey Everyone! My name is Jess Hicks, and I am theSpouses.Out.Socializing. officer. My husband, Michael, is a second year Anesthesiology Resident. I have two wonderful children, Alice-3 and Declan-9 months, who keep me pretty busy, as well as a dog named Buckeye! I’m originally from Ohio, moved to North Carolina as a kid. I met and married Michael in college (University of North Carolina at Greensboro-Biology major), and by married I mean we got married two weeks before my graduation (gulp)! Three months later wemoved to Blacksburg, Virginia for Medical School, and thenended up in good ol’ Iowa for Residency! So far we really enjoy being here! I love to read books and watch movies (so if anyone is ever bored and wants to watch something, I’m your girl)! I can’t wait to get to know some of you other IMP members this year!
Go out and get to know Sarah and Jess better at the next S.O.S. Or Entertainment Club (or both)!
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