First week of medical school – A reflection

First week of medical school – A reflection

I tossed and turned, only getting about 3 hours of sleep that night. Luckily, the amount of excitement I felt was enough to stimulate my body to stay awake. This was a day I had been dreaming about my entire life. Quite honestly, the reality of it all still felt like I was dreaming. At the age of five, I boldly told my mom that I wanted to be a doctor. Now 17 years later, I am starting my first day of medical school. It’s a hard thing to wrap my head around. Imposter syndrome has already found its way around my thoughts. Unwanted, yet still it finds its way in. 

The first week of classes have now gone by. It was a looooong week. L-O-N-G. I have learned so much in such a short amount of time. Has it been overwhelming? Yes. Do I know what I’m doing? Heck no. But there’s one thing that keeps coming back around to keep me sane, and that is my love for this profession. It can be quite easy to get wrapped up in studying that the bigger picture can seem to fade. Keeping my future patients as my focus has made me more intentional with navigating medical school. They say medical school is like drinking water out of a fire hose. I honestly think if the focus is shifted away from the pressure of the fire hose and to the patients, it can feel a little easier to drink.  

On August 5th, 2019, I officially committed myself to being a lifelong learner. Although it’s only been 1 week, I am excited for the journey that lies ahead of me.  

Well, thats it for now.

As always, stay fabulous!

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