The Journey Begins

Hello…. It’s me!

As I write to no one in particular, I just want to thank society at large for giving me an opportunity to share my thoughts, as stupid as they might be. Warning; if you aren’t a fan of corny science puns than read no further, K+? This blog will hopefully be a way for me to deal with the stresses of my first (and potentially second, third, and fourth years of medical school), and shed some light on the day to day life during this endeavor. The journey has only begun, but I already feel the weight of the white coat and the commitment to lifelong learning that is represents. A month into school, I sense that this journey will not be easy, but fulfilling in a way I could have never imagined. In light of finally finishing my human structure module, I would like to use this opportunity to make an awkward anatomy analogy. I hope that as these years progress, I remember that each patient I see is a human being with their own story. A heart is an organ that beats in order to saturate our body with oxygen so that we may live, but it also symbolizes love and compassion- the strongest power there is. The feet are what keep us grounded and take us where we must go. Hands are what reach out to those in need, and the brain works to solve a thousand problems we face each day. Let’s not forget the fingers, we can always count on them! At times, I may find myself become detached from my emotions, but I hope I can always come back to these initial thoughts that ground me. As Yoda once said, “Much to learn, you still have.”

 

Sincerely,

just your average med student

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