I’ve been here before, dreaming myself
A large part of becoming a doctor involves two skills: observing things about patients, and learning how to transform those observations into words that will make sense to other doctors. Both come with time and practice. You’ll get better at this, so don’t stress about it.
—Me to a nervous pre-med student, after having the honor of listening to her first ever “history and physical” presentation. (via md-admissions
(Source: cranquis, via md-admissions)
“That’s all right,” she says, and I have to wonder how many times she’s said that to the people in her life who screwed her over somehow.
If you’re unhappy, change something.
I know that sometimes when you are really worried about something, it ends up not being nearly as bad as you think it will be, and you get to be relieved that you were just being silly, worrying so much over nothing. But sometimes it is just the opposite. It can happen that whatever you are worried about will be even worse than you could have possibly imagined, and you find that you were right to be worried, and even that, maybe, you weren’t worried enough.