I remember when we first worked together at the beginning of the year. You were so shy and so nervous. Yet, look at you now: you look and sound confident - and rightly so. Your histories and physicals are impeccable and you are formulating sound management plans on your own. I could not be any happier with your progress this year. Just stellar work today.
I thought about it for a long time but eventually the triggering event that set things in motion for real was when my father was diagnosed with cancer. I felt compelled to pursue medicine because I wanted to help people through the same ordeal I went through and hopefully prevent or treat the illnesses that ailed them.
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Everyone in my class have different motivations and reasons for pursuing medicine. As it turns out there is no right or wrong answer as long as its true to your feelings. Do not feel pressured to study medicine if you do not feel that it is for you. Find something that you are passionate about and resonates with you. Good luck and take care.
I have a board exam in five days and I am freaking out. This is the culmination of my life. If I fail it I will have no job.
Even after consecutively long days, can I wake up and look forward to working?
After having spent a bit of time in every rotation, I am beginning to have a better idea of what career paths interest me. This is important as the fourth year elective selection process begins.
What once was not a major consideration for me, psychiatry has peaked my interest. There was something very enjoyable about the slow methodical pace and the time spent helping an individual. I will look into this more.
Surgery, though I leave on the list, is fading in my aspirations. It just is not offering the balance that I am looking for though I enjoy the procedural aspect of its craft.
I find myself further and further exploring the life of a general practice. I will need to spend more time in each to have a better impression. But my, how things change!
Disclaimer: The specialties in parenthesis and italicized are those that I have not had experience with. To that end, I cannot comment if these specialties will appeal to me and will not cross them out just yet. The full list is a representation of all Canadian medical residency programs.