The idea of see one, do one and teach one has been something that I have heard throughout medical school and now residency. In medicine we learn a lot, teach a lot, and witness tons of what may be new experiences for many people. Many of us are products of amazing mentors and teachers. I […]
I don’t think anything truly prepares you for intern year. I don’t think the concept of moving 14 hours away from home (to an unknown place with unknown people) really hit me until I step foot into the hospital on June 26th for orientation. I was excited and nervous but I felt like I was somewhat prepared for intern year. I mean, that’s what medical school is for, right? Hint: I was very wrong.
My involvement with death prior to intern year was sparse. I had only experienced death from afar. My grandparents passed away at varying points during my childhood and adolescence. I lost a friend to suicide when I was in medical school. Another was struck and killed by a car in college. I was not involved […]