Dear Class of 2021,
I know that these are uncertain times for you as much as they are for us. You are worried about taking your board examinations because they have been cancelled due to the global pandemic. You are unsure of applying for audition rotations at your dream program because shelter-in-place orders might prevent you from travelling. You are so close to reaching your goal but have not heard if your institution will be conducting your fourth year virtual or allow you to complete your clinical rotations. I completely understand the anxiety, fear, and uncertainty you must be feeling. These feelings and thoughts are inevitable but have exponentially increased in intensity given the current circumstances. But remember that you are not alone. Remember that you have made it this far. You have overcome many obstacles that have made you indestructible. Reach out to your support system. Seek advice from your mentors. Lean on each other. You will all be amazing physicians and I can’t wait to work with you in the near future.
Class of 2020