For pre-meds the path can be convoluted and filled with confusing information. Becoming a doctor can be one of the hardest but most rewarding things you can do. Hope you find the posts below helpful and inspiring. Please let us know if you have any questions.
In this webinar I discuss some of the less talked about aspects of going to medical school.
Okay, so you actually have some free time in your schedule. Unlike other students you are not going to the lake or going to a party. You decide to use your “free time” to try and get some shadowing experience.
Shadowing as a pre-med is scary enough. But shadowing in the operating room takes the game to a whole new level. Not only are you seeing real-life surgery, but you are also seeing people at their most vulnerable moments.
“Mom, what’s that?” my four-year-old daughter asks curiously as she stares at the pink and purple colors of the page I had just been staring at and trying to memorize.
HPSP offers to pay for all of your medical school tuition, fees, books, board exams, supplies, health insurance (if required by your school), and offers a small stipend as well (mine was around $2k/month). In return for this scholarship, you are required to “pay back” four years of active duty service time.
As a young pre-med I did everything I thought possible to do well on the test. Long story short, after dedicating hours and hours of my life to that damn test I BOMBED it…….. Now I am an Orthopedic Surgeon
The path to becoming a surgeon has been a humbling experience. With countless sleepless nights, exams, patient encounters, and surgeries it has become clear to me that this is a lifetime process.
“The time is going to pass either way”
No matter what path you take in your medical career, exhaustion is going to, at some point, slam into you during your medical school and residency career.
The power of mentorship for pre-meds is not to be trifled with, as over the years your professional relationships can help you navigate the new world ahead of you.