Tag: medicine

How to Handle Med Life Crisis

Disclaimer: I love my job. I love being a doctor and forever will and most of all I love my patients. I just felt the urge to write about a constant challenge, well very normal in the road to becoming an MD and some tips on how to overcome them, and so here goes – Have you ever felt the…

What Medical School Taught Me Part Three

Now on to part three (3). Third lesson – PATIENCE. I probably lived most of my life under expectations I have set for myself to the point that if I didn’t get to achieve it, impatience gets the better half of me. But that mindset just didn’t help me in my journey way back in medicine. Before I stepped into…

What Medical School Taught Me Part Two

So this is part two of my promised thirteen lessons I have learned from medical school. Took sometime but here goes. Second lesson – COURAGE. I believe that fear is something learned, it’s something that’s the cause of an experience we had or still have but as they say you can’t really learn how to be brave unless you stare…

What Medical School Taught Me Part One

There are just a lot of things medical school taught me so I decided to break it down into parts citing in the lesson I have learned, making this my own “13 reasons why you should not give up on it.” First lesson- SELF WORTH. They say every achievement in life begins with knowing your worth, knowing your value and…

What My Patients Taught Me

There is a lot to learn from each other, in my case, my patients – they really taught me and are continually doing so, the core of our calling, thus the title. All the insights written on this blog were all drawn from listening and just being with them who continuously define “passion for profession” for me. My conversations with…

When A Doctor Becomes A Patient

I surrendered my white coat on the afternoon of the 26th of February year 2013 – the day I was diagnosed with Breast Cancer Stage 2A, the day that changed my life. I take physically care of patients. But what happens when the role is reversed? I found myself leaving my ego on the door with full trust. At that…

10 Things I Learned From Being A Doctor

I personally believe that all of us have our own different callings, all in equal footing and all of these teach us lessons in the form of how they present situations to us and how we adapt to it. Patients taught me to become a doctor. More than ten years of having been into practice and having been a patient…