Tuesday, September 21, 2010

Thoughts on being at the end of medical school

We only have a few weeks left before we finish this little journey called medical school. I thought I would jot down some random impressions on the process.

It all goes so quickly. Blink and a whole semester is gone. As painful as it all is at times, it flies faster than anything I have ever done.

I'm so glad I am here. It has been the most challenging but satisfying time in my life.

I am in the course with some of the most financially rich people I have met in my entire life. I don't think they realise that not everybody has a favourite place in the world to go skiing, or aspires to have a whole wardrobe (or hallway) of designer shoes, rather than just the one pair that they have right now as a student.

Coming to the realization that I'm smart enough to be here was a personal discovery that I have only made in the past six months.

I'm still here and I'm genuinely happy. I think there is a place for me in medicine and I can see myself being content and challenged there for the rest of my career. This is brilliant.


Milk and Two Sugars said...

This is wonderful. Congratulations, really. I'm so glad you feel you belong and I'm so glad you have the perspective of a person whose lived a normal life, one with its hardships and without financial affluence. I hope your last few weeks are excellent.

The Girl said...

Thanks! It is an exciting time and I can't believe it is our turn already.

XE said...

This is so wonderful to hear.

I must say, though I'm only a month into medical school so far, it has by far been the best experience of my entire life, and I can't wait to go to school every day. We are so blessed, aren't we?

*C said...

That's a nice place to be and a heartening thing to hear. When I'm not grumbling or fretting, I also enjoy the privileges of the born-again-student. Still, I would never say no to the opportunity to discover my favourite place to ski in Europe... Ha!

Would you believe there are new BMWs and mercedes in the student car park? And I'd guess a good majority spend all their holidays oversease. Humph. I'm not jealous at all!