I've been dreaming about this day for 6 years & can't believe I finally donned my first white coat today. Couldn't have gotten here without the love & support of my parents 💕 I'm so grateful for the opportunity to learn & grow as a student physician. •🌟• Happy White Coat Ceremony to the Class of 2020! •🌟• "Cure sometimes, treat often, comfort always." -Hippocrates
I secretly wanted to break my arm in middle school so I could wear a sweet cast and have all my friends sign it 😂 Thank goodness I've never broken anything though (knock on wood). I could barely keep this splint on for more than 20 minutes. Shoutout to @smazz9 for perfectly splinting my fake 5th metacarpal fracture!
I spent the entire morning studying in the anatomy lab & still feel like I know nothing. Other students were spewing out facts so quickly that it was kind of intimidating & overwhelming. Soooo now I'm having a slight panic attack considering my first practical and comprehensive exam are next week. Whoever said going to med school is like trying to drink water from a fire hydrant was 100% accurate. Spending the rest of the day trying to get this stuff to stick.
My apartment is an absolute mess, I don't have any clean socks, & my fridge is completely empty, but I'm officially done with my first semester of med school 😜🎉 In the past 5 months I've learned more than I could possibly imagine. I learned how to take a detailed patient history & perform various physical exams. I dissected a heart, a lung, & every other part of the human body all the while gaining a new appreciation for this thing we call life. I learned so much anatomy, biochemistry, microbiology, pathology, pharmacology, neuroscience & God knows what else that I think my brain might actually explode. But most importantly of all, I learned that I have so much more to learn. That being here is a privilege. That one day I'm going to be taking care of real people & what I do or fail to do now will impact my future patients. So cheers to messy apartments, dirty laundry, empty fridges, & countless nights spent in silent study. It'll all be worth it in the end ✨