Reflections on my first year of med

Humans are organisms that are constantly changing. Some people change quickly whereas others take a little more time. I personally changed a lot in my first year of medical school and I learned a lot as well. Here’s what I’ve learned.

I learned that medical school is hard work. It’s a constant struggle to get everything together before exams start. It’s a struggle to work consistently every day. There were days that I just felt like all of my efforts never seemed enough. I had no choice but to accept it and move on. Hard work often pays off but sometimes it doesn’t.

I learned that med school ment making sacrifices. This summer I reflected a lot and I actually liked studying during my vacation. The reason behind this is that I genuinely like medicine. I like it so much that I’d give up anything in the world to struggle my way through even if all those struggles lead to average results.

I learned that there are always going to be people who gossip (even in university!) and that most of it goes around behind you back. Take my advise and don’t worry about it, there are more important matters in the world :).

I learned the importance of having good friends that motivate you, that are ready to help whenever you need help and that are honest when needed. Big thanks to the people motivated me through my exams, they made me feel more at ease and less stressful which helped me a lot!

I hope you enjoyed this article! Let me know in the comment section what you learned at uni or in college.

Lots of love
-A doctor in spe

13 comments

  1. This was an awesome idea, I am so proud of you that you are continuing your venture into med school, stuff is hard work and very stressful at times, but I know you will come out on top, I believe in you ๐Ÿ™‚

    Shay-lon

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  2. I am starting a medicine undergrad in a few weeks and I can only dream that one day I have the opportunity to learn what you did as well! I really enjoyed reading your post, it made me excited for the future!

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  3. These were great to read! Finding people who are “your people” is so key in uni. I think the best thing I learned was that marching to the beat of your own drum is okay. Such a tough lesson, but I’m glad I feel more comfortable as myself!
    Good luck with the rest of your course!

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  4. Coming in a little late with this comment but once again, I got goosebumps reading over your love for medicine because I feel the same way! I do not know you but I do know it is a great accomplishment to not only reach medical school but to reach your dream (whatever that may be). Congratulations! Please keep up posted!

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