There are a lot of days in med school where I think, Why on earth did I want to be a doctor? Today was not one of those days. For whatever reason, today I am really glad to be a med student.
It is pretty easy to forget why I’m here. There are days that I spend all day studying, and I end up feeling like I know less than when I started. There are days where my brain feels like it is going to explode. And, there are days when I just want to cry. But occasionally, I remember that I am really, really lucky to be in med school.
A year ago I was still sitting around waiting for a seat to open up for me. And I will never forget how wonderful it felt to get accepted. And even though it is hard sometimes, I still want to be here, and I still want to be a doctor…for some crazy reason.
Today is National Doctors’ Day – a day to honor physicians. I know that it is easy to get frustrated with doctors from time to time, but they really do have a hard job, and it is important to recognize the sacrifices they make to help you and your loved ones. So, if you see a physician, make sure and tell them thanks!
(P.S. It is okay to tell future doctors thanks, too…we don’t mind.)