I. Love. This. Question. Because I think medicine is like Supernatural. Seriously.
I’m about to miss a TON of my favorite people (I apologize!!) but I’m going to do my best.
cranquis: Bobby Singer. In the medblr universe he is our fount of knowledge and humor. He reassures, jokes, keeps it real. Also, I imagine he, like Bobby, would probably say this regarding some of his more…colorful patients:
baffledinbrooklyn: It was HARD deciding this one! But I’m going with Chuck Shurley. Like Bobby, he’s someone whose looking at the big picture that we medblrs will often visit for information. Chuck is endearing because he, like baffled, makes an effort to emphasize that he’s a normal person with a far-from-normal (leaning more towards amazing) job.
wayfaringmd: Ellen Harvelle. Down-to-earth, capable, no-nonsense. Her tumblr is like the Roadhouse, a critical pitstop for the roaming medblr in search of knowledge or a good chuckle. When I need advice or a tune-up, I always listen to her. :)
imaresident: Sheriff Jody Mills. From her posts, she always strikes me as the person who has a level-head even when nothing around her makes sense or is going bonkers. I’d want her as my senior resident.
medicalstate: Sam Winchester. He’s smart, well-spoken, thoughtful. But EVERYONE can tell that Tom is a beast on the wards. He is undoubtedly nailing it right now in his intern year! I also imagine that he gives good hugs.
descantforhope: Mary Winchester. descant brings her nurturing, positive energy to the medblr community. A gorgeous, wonderful mom who also kicks butt, academically, personally, and in all other areas of life.
aspiringdoctors: Charlie Bradbury. The geek-chic sister everyone wished they had who loves LoTR and is a proud nerd. Won’t hesitate to defend what’s important and right. Also, both are on top of their fashion game.
mynotes4usmle: Tessa the Reaper. Lovely, wise, and an unexpected guide. While in Supernatural, Tessa is a surprising guide and ally to Dean, Renata is a parallel for me and many others in a world where some would rather hoard their test tips and knowledge than empower others(I’m looking at you, SDN). She’s someone you want in your corner!
ladykaymd: Linda Tran. Whip-smart, capable, loving, a fearless champion. When you think you know everything about her and how badass she is, she surprises you and reminds you that she is exactly what you thought: a medical goddess in the making. Everyone wants to be her. This is fact.
Imagine, instead of Crowley, anti-vaxxers, misogynists, and the patriarchy as ladykay slaps them hard with knowledge.
beyondtheoath: Kevin Tran. Thoughtful and gifted with a natural ease in a profession that is pretty much all about the unnatural.
hartmd: Castiel. It’s something about the writing style. Analytical and meticulous but ringing with a lot of heart.
ninjatengu: Garth. He balances crazy medlife with a fulfilling life beyond it. Sports! Friends! Food! Yummy drinks! And he’s got a refreshing, unique take on medlife, much like Garth.
modernathena90: Jo Harvelle. Spunky and fearless.
irandommomentsdevida: I wanted to say Gabriel, but…you gotta be Becky. Minus that creepy episode with the love potion. I deny it’s existence. Because Becky is enthusiastic, unapologetic for her passions, and always genuine. She’s fun and reminds us all that yes, the Supernatural/med world is often scary and serious, but it can be a lot of fun too!
kyidyl: Krissy Chambers. Hunter/medblr in training, but already showing some serious badass potential.
thenotquitedoctor: the Impala, stalwart and true! You can always rely on TNQD.
thebiopsy: If we have a Bobby, medblrs must have a Crowley. A fan favorite, funny, and he’s the man with the skills and knowledge you need when you’re in a bind (podcast, med school consults via social media). I imagine you to have excellent sartorial style as well :D
How do you think I did? ;)
Recently, I referred to a post where the Crafty Premed had listed me as part of the crash course through the medical tumblr, or medblr community. I was really humbled by that.
Today, I am once again very flattered for being mentioned in another list, this time by MD Admissions. I am not a follower of the show but you are far too kind in terms of the description. That would be really something if I could go beast mode on the ward. Thanks again!
This blog has always been an outlet for me. It offers me a moment of clarity to gather myself and my thoughts. Though I do my best to check the emotions at the door and keep what I write honest but professional, feelings are not a breed to be tamed.
Thank you very much to those of you who offered words of support in light of my recent post. I am very grateful for your kindness in this difficult time. A lot of issues are coming to a head, from exams and rotations, to career and family planning. It is a strange place to be in this journey.
This, I am sure, will pass.
Thanks again to everyone for your continued support and patience. I look forward to sharing more stories as circumstances allow.
Tom of the Medical State of Mind
To the readers,
Thank you so much for being a part of this intimate and very happy moment with both of us. I would like to also thank you all for your support and encouragement of Tom’s Tumblr.
As much as Tom’s Medical State of Mind might have inspired your dreams and aspirations, your words have had a similar if not bigger impact on Tom and I thank every one of you for being there for him on his journey and ours together.
Last but not least, I wish all of you a happy new year and the very best for everyone. :)