I am a physician and I am not your enemy

When I was 18, I decided I wanted to be a doctor.  I wanted to help people.  I wanted to make things better for others.  So, I studied hard in college.  I couldn’t afford to pay for test prep classes for the medical school entrance exam, so I studied on my own.  I would lock myself in my room and study for six to eight hours at a time for weeks in preparation for the exam.  My roommates thought I was crazy as they enjoyed their nights and weekends being college students.  My hard work paid off, and I did well enough on my first try to get into the medical school that I aspired to attend.  I studied hard in medical school.  I was amongst the brightest of the bright and boy, were they impressive.  I learned much about medicine and life in those four years.  Then I worked my way through residency.  It was tough.  Residency demanded of me physically, mentally, and emotionally more than anything else I had ever done.

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