With an iPhone 4s in my shirt pocket, my iPad 3 (aka “the new iPad”) in my white coat, and my 13 inch Macbook Air in my hipster murse (aka man purse), I came fully tech-loaded for my third year rotations.
Day 1: A Big Surprise
So after a year away from medical school while finishing my masters, I am back, pumped to learn and start my exciting third year. This new time should mark the end of lecture/book-based learning and the start to experiential learning in the clinic. Boy was I in for a surprise.
If our purpose as physicians is to be of service to humanity and to heal, we must not forget that we are a composite of the combined perceptions of our patients, community, and colleagues. These perceptions, through repeated interactions, become reality to those around us, regardless of our own ‘delusions of grandeur’ as being the most educated, hard-working, ethical professionals on the planet.