She said well I'll be safe from Trump in here and dived into a book store... If you know me you know this is true / YOU BELONG / It's an answer / If I do this once a year and only for boards then I'm okay with that. Tough being anyone with ADHD. / Once upon a time these were all picked out for me / The best of divorce is how it has brought me closer to my family and I can live my own dream / And have my wine, and drink it too #momsthatdo#studentdr#medstudentista#mommedstudent#boards#momandpop#donaldwho#butbacktostudying
Working as a student doctor at this GP has been amazing. I see patients from a week old to someone that is 98 years old!
Today I saw a patient who at first looked very healthy. However she had an ovarian cancer that had returned and was very aggressive. With only a few years left at best, our job was to make sure she was comfortable and not living in pain. She was being so strong but shed a little tear at the end of the consultation.. we gave her a hug and it really made me feel how important it is to live every minute you have on this earth to the fullest.
People often think our job is to cure people but I feel like most of the time our job is to help them function the best they can, the best we can.
My beautiful friends who's been with me since day 1 of med school 😊 recently I've been thinking about what specialty I want to go into in the future. ( since we kind of have to know by end of final year) Everything has pros and cons and it's so hard to decide. BUT I have finally decided that I want to become a dermatologist. An occupation I've wanted to do since I was in high school. It's a very competitive field where about only one person gets in from every state every year.... BUT you never know until you try 😊 I'd have more regrets if I didn't even give myself the chance to try to achieve my dream. Never settle. So wish me luck on my long long journey! Haha .
From left: possible future cardiologist, possible future rural GP, possible future dermatologist. Lol
Let's see where the future takes us 😄
Packing for rural rotation 🙂I'm excited but I'm going to miss home not gonna lie.but it's only 7 weeks so should be all good! Just a little worried people are going to be surprised by the amount of stuff I'm taking with me lol eg. Japanese food... and a rice cooker 😜you all know I can't live without my rice 😂😝#rural#awayrotation#rotation#med#medicine#MD3#md#futuredr#foodie
#Repost from last year but I know I needed it so I'm sure someone else needed to see it as well.
While I haven't hit many milestones yet, I silently rejoiced yesterday for a very personal significant one. A successful year of lectures came to an end. While it's the norm for any other student, I silently rejoiced. Last year, when I arrived at this point, I skid into Finals not having any idea what I was doing, questioning whether I wanted to be in Medical school, & wondering if this was the end of what had been a dream a lifetime ago. I was tired, broken, & discouraged. I, unsuccessfully at the time, attempted to persevere through an illness & social/educational anxiety. In short, I was a mess & had to figure out a way to pick up the pieces all by myself.
This year, I did what I never thought I WOULD do & what I had been discouraged from at every turn. I'm walking into Finals with the light of a new beginning and the realization of being blessed with a second chance. I'm not 100% done with 1st year but there are only 3 weeks of tests that stand in between me & the end.
The instruments I posted above are not only what I use for practice or with certain patients, they also represent some of the most important lessons I've learned over the past two years.
My #Stethoscope : It takes a special ear to actually #Listen to your heart & follow your calling.
My #Penlight : Sometimes we need a little extra help to #see what is for us to see when we can't do it on our own.
My #TuningFork : Simply put, if it feels right, do it!!
My #ReflexHammer : Sometimes those #KneeJerkReactions aren't always the best decisions. It takes growing and maturing to foster the mindset to seek out some of the better solutions.
"This won't be on the test but this is real life."
~Student Dr. Kendra 💉💊💖