Do you know any medical students? These are the students who spend high school and college volunteering to serve their communities. Their sacrifices to secure an outstanding education sometimes begin as early as middle school. Most of them seem naturally driven to both service and excellence. They are at the top of their class academically, pass the MCAT, and choose to apply to medical school in the midst of a national healthcare crisis. They recognize they're signing up for a tough journey and, still, they go for it.
I am extremely proud of them! After 25 years in clinical medicine and as a national expert and keynote speaker in physician wellness, burnout prevention, and recapturing joy in medicine, I also feel a deep sense of responsibility to educate and support them.
And I enjoy every opportunity to see them having fun and being creative, making time to invest in their life outside of medicine.
As National Physicians' Week approaches (March 25-31, 2020), Physicians Working Together has partnered with several organizations to offer a Medical Student Talent Contest once more. Learn about it HERE and help us spread the word!