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Seasons of Med

Thomasrobey72x722Thomas Robey -- June and July are the transition months for medical students, residents, and the entire medical community in the United States. Many schools and programs have a brief respite that allows trainees to recover from a busy year. Now is as good a time as any to wish you a:

Happy New Year!

525,600 minutes, 525,600 moments so dear.

525,600 minutes -- how do you measure, measure a year?

In call nights, in lectures, in complaints, in cups of coffee.

In write-ups, in IVs, in needles and thread.

In 525,600 minutes -- how do you measure a year in the med?

Congratulations to graduates and well wishes for moving to a new city and starting your residency. To all the medical students who got to step-up to the next level this week, well done! Good luck on USMLE Steps 1 and 2 if you haven't taken them yet. Applicants and first year students: keep up the hard work that will prepare you for a healing career.

My resolution for this coming medical year is to take more frequent pauses to consider those 525,600 moments so dear.

Credit and apologies to Jonathan Larson

June 26, 2008 in Thomas Robey | Permalink


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