The End of the Beginning

Source: rkramer62

Source: rkramer62

I started medaholic eight years ago to document my transition into a doctor. It’s been a crazy adventure, but I made it. I’m now a fully licensed doctor in internal medicine.

I’m a much different person now than when I started this journey. Back then, I was fresh out from undergrad, young and optimistic. When I entered medical school, I didn’t know what to expect. Looking back now, medical school was challenging but also fun and filled with happy memories. I made some lifelong friends, some of them, now family.

Residency is when you actually become a doctor. Medical school gives you the tools and prepares you, but residency is when you get to practice and treat patients. You get to live and breathe patient care. You hone your craft and learn to heal people, and most of the time, it has nothing to do with knowledge.

I don’t know what’s to become of medaholic. I have some time to figure it out. I’ve been trying to write something for the last year but all I have is a bunch of saved drafts. I might update some old posts so they remain relevant. But I’m not that interested in MCAT or medical school admissions anymore. My interests have shifted and what used to be an obsession is now an afterthought.

I’ll still reply to emails – that’s one of the highlights, hearing from readers and their successes.

Finally, thanks to everyone who has supported me and have left thoughtful comments and emails. It’s been a pleasure meeting so many people and knowing that I may have helped in some way.

Here’s to the end of my training and to the beginning of being a doctor.

4 Responses to The End of the Beginning

  1. Congratulations! Learning how to be a doctor never stops. Good luck with the next step of your journey.

  2. PS says:

    Been checking your blog every few weeks or so for the past year. Glad to hear from you!

    Congratulations!

  3. Sakshi says:

    Thank you for all the help you have provided us over the years. We really appreciate it!

  4. Anonymous says:

    Looking forward to reading about your journey into practice

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