Saturday, February 23, 2008

I'd travel around the world for a residency

Turns out that this is almost literally true. In an idle moment I looked at how many miles I racked up going to residency interviews and came up with the following interesting statistics:

Circumference of the Earth: 24,900 miles
Total miles traveled for residency interviews: 23,089
Ratio of miles traveled to circumference of the Earth: 0.927

In other words, looking for a medical training position I traveled the equivalent of over 90% of the distance around the Earth at the equator. For the truly detail-obsessed, here's the breakdown by mode of transport:

Miles by air: 20,648
Miles by car: 2,052
Miles by rail: 389

And the total costs of all of this? I'm trying not to think about it.

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4 Comments:

At February 24, 2008 at 12:52 PM , Blogger kirelimel said...

You really should check on your carbon footprint!

 
At February 24, 2008 at 2:29 PM , Blogger Tom said...

Planes, Trains and Automobiles, eh? True, you've stamped a nasty carbon footprint in absolute terms but it's in a great cause.

 
At February 25, 2008 at 3:08 PM , Blogger Madame Leiderhosen said...

You have an idle moment?! God forbid. Pack the camel and head to CA!

 
At February 27, 2008 at 7:04 AM , Blogger MamaHeidi said...

We follow all your adventures with great interest.
This is really something you do not think about, but when you make the sum of all this , indeed, you do not want to know how much all this travel costs !!
Greetings from Belgium !

 

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