My journey through med school! Like 0 Twitter Supriya Tiwari Follow June 19, 2016, 1:33 p.m. in Life and Styles Views: 746 Like us on facebook My internship ended back in September 2015 & I have been preparing for my post graduation exams since. I will be taking them this year in December & this is the story of my absolutely incredible journey through medical school. You must be thinking to yourself- great! another I became a doctor story well you couldn't be more right! It's the same old story of me becoming a doctor but it's also the best story of my life! I come from a very humble beginning of a higher middle class family from central part of India. When we dream something, we don't dream alone/individually, we dream as a family, as a part of one big family. For example, when I decided to be a doctor, it became a mission for my whole family to help & push me to become one and I can't possibly thank them enough for being so supportive & understanding throughout. In medical school, I was alone,away from home for the first time surrounded by cadavers & strangers all around. I didn't know who to trust or not, I didn't know how to grocery shop or do my laundry, it was all new to me but as time passed I made some great friends who stayed with me for all 5 years and we ended up doing all of our night shifts together during internship, my judgement of people & things improved.I became more self dependent. First two years were the hardest, personally & academically, we absolutely had no idea about what the hell we are doing & why we are doing? how to write answers or what are the things expected of us but we learnt & that's the thing about professional colleges, they will eventually make you learn. Subjects in those years were pretty basic,the human anatomy, how our body functions & if something abnormal comes up, whys & hows of those things (the pathogenesis behind it) & the drugs used to treat them. Third & final year were intense in terms of how much we had to study, also we were exposed to patients regularly. I remember the first time I was in wards, standing in my white coat,proud, all set to take history & over enthusiastic to learn. That's the feeling that I can never forget or get over with, when I finally felt like a doctor (though in reality I was still far fetched). I had loads and loads and loads of clinical plus university exams to go through before I could call myself one. Third year was all eyeballs,ear,nose throat & community medicine and final year was medicine, surgery, paediatrics & OBGY, all hotshots 😜 <🙋My routines on most of the days was 9-11am clinic, 12-4pm classes, come back, sleep, get up,have dinner, study & get ready for next day. It stayed same for whole 5 years except for increased study hours later years. To sum up, I thoroughly enjoyed every minute of my time there learning things that I am passionate about & things that I genuinely care for. It was hard & frustrating at times up to a point that I felt psychotic but all that matters in the end is who you are when you come out of there & what you become. I am certainly the better version of what I could have been had I not decided to go to medical school. It seems impossible to think of time when I was not this person. The experience changes you completely. You would have seen death, disease, suffering & pain all at once, in just one night on call, you would have sustained extreme pressure of bringing someone back from death & saving innumerable lives from dusk to dawn. You would have monitored patients all night long & worked on 36 hours shift being puked, coughed & spitted on constantly. So No matter what life brings on your plate or how it unfolds, you know you are going to turn out just fine.💜 You are a freaking doctor! Nothing & no one can take that away from you😍 Published by Supriya Tiwari Share Mail Messenger Twitter Pinterest Linkedin Comments Related Article Life and Styles DEAR WOMEN Life and Styles Escape from the BS Life and Styles It Is Still August Right?