I’m committed to become a doctor. A surgeon. A Surgical Oncologist.
But it’s not as easy as one may think. 4 years of formal school, a year of post-grad internship, board exams, 5 years of surgical residency, and 2 years of subspecialty training.
It’s going to be tough. Yes. But I am not giving up on this dream. I’m committed to studying my ass off. I’m committed. Determined. Driven.
No, I cannot be lazy. Nor can I think this is going to be a walk in the park. This is reality. This is something I want so bad and whining won’t get me anywhere. I have to do everything in my power to finish this and be the best doctor I can be.
I’m committed to spending the weekends, intended for relaxation, studying biochemistry and memorizing every nook and cranny of the human body. I’m committed to spending the next four years internalizing every bit of information my committed professors feed me.
This is my promise. I will be a doctor. I don’t care how long it takes me.
I will one day be, Doctor Patricia Aimie Torre, M.D and NO ONE CAN STOP ME.