Came across an interesting piece in the paper recently, which nicely summarized many of the key challenges our healthcare system is facing. While the ultimate point of the article is to question the wisdom of increasing privatisation in our current system, I think the even more profound realization is that: Canada and the United States share a much more similar healthcare system than most would like to believe. As Canadians, we are tremendously …
This Counterpoint is an open letter that was written in response to a recent Globe & Mail commentary (Think medical school is for you? You’re probably wrong, Globe & Mail, July 16, 2014) which took a pessimistic perspective on the pursuit of medicine as a career. This piece contains the reflections of a resident physician, Sarah Luckett-Gatopoulos (BoringEM Resident Editor), who has just newly graduated from medical school.
Most medical schools and residency programs are not looking for a canned version of that clichéd answer – “I want to help people”,
It’s challenging to get into medical school and you are probably working diligently towards your goal.
Good luck – medicine can be an amazing career.
As an attending physician who is just about one full decade beyond your present point, I would like to thank-you for considering devoting your life to medicine.
Dear Aspiring Medical Student,
As a fourth year medical student I want to offer my perspective and support.
You’ve clearly worked long and hard to get where you are.