I’ve heard my fair share of prejudicial comments about my chosen specialty, from those who should know better. “You do realise that you will become mentally ill? I’ve seen it happen” (a registrar while I was a medical student). “But you care so much about your patients!
This question sounds abstract and naïve. Yet it was one that brought me all the way from Kathmandu to Boston. Medical school is usually a place of abundant exuberance and inquisitiveness. Every medical question seems to have an answer and there is always a little more to know than we can read.
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