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I’m Finally a Medical Student!


Soooooo I’m a TERRIBLE blogger. Since my last post, things got a little A LOT bit crazy. In the past two and a half months, I traveled to China to visit my family, moved into my new apartment, underwent an extremely stressful Joint Commission review at my hospital, and started medical school.

During orientation, I kept having this overwhelming feeling of “this is where I’m supposed to be.” I can’t really explain it, but it’s as if all of my accomplishments and failures over the last six years were meant to prepare me for the next four. The professors at my school are so enthusiastic and welcoming, and my classmates are awesome. Every student I’ve met so far has had an interesting story to tell. There are people from all different backgrounds and experiences in my class, and I feel so lucky to collaborate with and learn from them. Maybe I’ll feel differently when I haven’t gotten more than 30 hours of sleep in a week and I’m surviving solely on caffeine and peanut butter, but this is the most excited I’ve been in a really long time.

I’m finally a medical student! I still can’t believe it. I worked so hard to get into medical school (two application cycles and a few thousand dollars later *sigh*) and now I’m finally here. To anyone who may be struggling to reach a goal, don’t lose sight of what you’re chasing. Just know that with hard work, perseverance, and time, things will fall into place.

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