I have been a student in the classroom my entire life…grades K-12, undergraduate education, first two years of medical school…until this year. Finishing my 3rd year of medical school was a milestone in my education. It was a transition. Studying from books and lectures is very different than learning from patients in a clinical setting. Not only do the patients, physicians and residents keep you on your toes, but you are also learning to work in a new system—the healthcare system. Every day, I find myself asking for help from people who know this system. It’s a humbling experience to ask for help, especially for a perfectionist, Type A personality who has always hated asking for help.
It didn’t take me long to realize how much help I would need in this transition. This is a thank you note to some of the people I have worked with last year who made the transition possible.
Obviously I’ve missed people on this list, and it’s not because you haven’t helped me immensely as I learn how to transition from being in a classroom to working within the healthcare system! I am just one small part of that system now, and it would be impossible to navigate it without the help of so many people.
I’m originally from Knoxville, TN, and found my way to South Carolina four years ago to pursue my undergraduate education at Clemson University. I graduated in May 2012 with a degree in Bioengineering, and I’m thrilled to be spending four more years in this area. I am passionate about USC School of Medicine Greenville’s commitment to community wellness and developing well-rounded doctors. I am excited to share this journey of our charter class with you.
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