At least a couple of times a week, I’m asked the same question: do you have any idea what specialty you might want to go into? The answer to that question is becoming longer and more convoluted by the day. Prior to medical school and in my first year, I was sure that I would […]
The Basic Sciences-Clinical Rotations Hump: The Paradoxical Third Year Transition
It’s almost the halfway point of third year and even though I have completed rotations in psychiatry, surgery, and family medicine, I still feel a little lost. Maybe not lost in the physical sense, since I am able to find my way through the various halls of the interconnected hospitals and be where I need […]
What Am I Going to Do with the Rest of My Life?!
Recently, I sat through my school’s annual match and career talk. First and second years’ talks were titled, “Match 101 and 102” respectively. I dutifully paid attention, but I remember thinking to myself that picking a specialty, rank order listing, and matching were a long while away. Thus, for the preclinical years, I was happy […]