These past few days have been a time of listening and reaffirmation for me. As a newly-minted third-year medical student, I’ve only just begun interacting with patients on a regular basis and contributing to their care. My practice has very few habits, which means any principles I set for myself can be more easily adhered to than if I had attended this conference a few years from now. Listening to the residents speak about their experiences in such a diverse amount of care settings has given me a better idea of what the next step in my career will be, or rather, what it can be.
In medical school, the common refrain is “I’d love to do _____, but I’m just too busy studying.” Evidently, that refrain turns into “I’d love to do ______, but I’m just too tired and too busy working” after graduating medical school. I don’t mean… Continue reading