this blog in July of 2012, almost five years ago now. I was an aspiring med
student who just liked the idea of scrubbing up and being able to change
somebody’s life with a scalpel. I remember reading @md-admissions‘s blog posts
with biblical reverence, thinking “this is it. this is what I want”. I got into
med school a month later, and today, I found out that I just passed the last
set of exams I’ll have to take in order to graduate as a doctor.
It was anything but easy, but ten thousand posts later, ten thousand followers later, I can’t help but think it was a pretty incredible journey. It isn’t over – I have a one year internship to finish before graduation – but for everyone who has stuck around from the start, put up with my often incoherent rants about med school and life and my regrettable romantic pursuits (not that there have been many), offered advice or just virtual hugs and good vibes when I’ve been on the brink of a major exam breakdown, and made the path I walked to reach the near end of this med school journey so much more fun and tolerable than I could have made for myself: thank you. I don’t know where half of you are from, your names, what’s going on in your lives, but if you’ve taken the time to share this journey with me and make it magical, which many of you have, I owe you much more than one silly poorly constructed text post saying thank you.
Thank you for letting me be Mistress of Surgery :)