Where has the time gone? I can’t believe that it’s been two years. I can’t believe that I’ve completed my pre-clinical studies. I can’t believe how far I’ve come. If you’ve been rocking with this blog for some time now, you know that I already updated you all on how my fourth semester of medical school went and how I managed to study for boards during the most stressful period of my life. This post, however, is more of a reflective one, in which I am honestly just so grateful to have come this far and I am also so excited to encourage the ones coming up behind me.
I am currently (officially) a third-year medical student of Alabama College of Osteopathic Medicine and I’m doing my core rotations in Decatur, AL. Currently, I’m enjoying my summer vacation and prepping for a trip to Disney World (pics to come) but I already know that my first rotation will be surgery. As some of you may know, I want so badly to be the best pediatrician possible but I am using every opportunity to learn everything that I can so as to become a well-rounded and efficient doctor.
Getting through years one and two was very hard. I laughed, screamed, and cried a lot. Don’t let anyone make you feel bad for experiencing depression and anxiety while in professional school. I was lucky to have and meet some of the best friends that a girl could ever ask for and I’m so excited that I’m in Decatur with a few of them.
Come to think of it, I am already forgetting the heartache of the second semester of second year. All I remember is the good times that I spent with even better people. So cliche.
Some of my best memories, honestly, came from the peri-boards period. Studying and hanging out with the only people in the world who truly understood what I was going through helped me “make it”. After I took the beast on June 28th, it was time to move. And that, in itself, was very stressful. But once I was all moved in, I felt a peace that I didn’t know existed anymore.
I feel human again and feel like I have rejoined the real world. Oh man. Cliche. Again. But let this be an encouragement for everyone going through the darkness of board prep. I know it sucks. It sucks so so so so bad, but you made it this far and you will get through. I know that I still have a long way to go but I’m ready and rejuvenated to tackle any obstacle.
And on being on osteopath, I wouldn’t change my decision to go to ACOM for anything in the world. No school is perfect but, at the end of it, I can say that this school was perfect for me.
Thanks for reading lovelies. Wish me luck on my rotations and studies! XX!
P.S. Feel free to contact me if you have any questions or even just need some encouragement. I mean it when I say that I want to be your friend!