Autumn Growing

It was like going to a city you’ve once known well, but everything is different. Actually everything is still the same, it’s you that’s changed. You struggle to fit back into your comfortable old self, like an old pair of pants that only looks good in memory. The words don’t come as easily. The concepts…

Why I Hate Talent Shows

I recently attended a talent show–put on by med students. As I sat there watching my classmates a voice beside me echoed the sentiments in my head when she whispered: “I hate him, he’s good at everything.” Of course, neither of us hates him; he’s an excellent friend and classmate. I think we hate ourselves…

Magical Med Students

“You all are so _________, after all, you got into medical school.” You can fill in the blank with any combination of: hard-working, dedicated, smart, compassionate, well rounded. I’ve heard that sentence countless times from my lecturers since starting medical school and I’ve decided I don’t like it. These statements make me feel uncomfortable because…