I cannot believe this is my first post of 2015, but I do like to be able to tell of tasks accomplished. Today I had word from my reentry program that I have completed my educational requirements and can make application to the state board to have my reentry license converted. So all told I spent 8 months doing clinical retraining, the first 2 of which I spent purely shadowing my preceptor such that she could get to know me. The clinical experience certainly refreshed my knowledge and revived old reflexes which had not been brought into consciousness for a long while. But at the end of it, I know that I am still a good clinician and I feel fully ready to start investigating the job market for outpatient internal medicine. It should be noted it has been 20 months exactly since I quit my day job to pursue reentry.