Monday, October 8, 2012

One Step closer

I just finished my first block exam of the semester and I am so glad it over. This block was all about behavioral science, microbiology, pathology and pharmacology.  This is what we called The Bugs and Drugs year of medical school.  It’s all about diseases, treatments, and mechanism of actions, etc.   With all the apparent causative agents of disease around us, it’s no wonder we are not all wearing masks and protective gear.  Thank GOD for our immune system.  Also, we are learning more clinical skills (that’s fun stuff.) 

 I was so nervous about this exam because the word through the grapevine is this is the hardest semester ever and this was the hardest exam ever. So, I had a lot of anxiety about it. I was getting a little overwhelmed about a week ago and I found my solace in John 14...

in the Amplified Bible and that really calmed my nerves.
John 14:14, "I will grant, whatever you ask in My Name....I will ask the Father and He will give you another Comforter that remains with you forever...I will not leave you as orphans, comfortless, desolate, bereaved, forlorn, helpless; I will come to you....But, the Comforter who the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things.  He will cause you to recall (will remind you of, bring to your remembrance) everything I have told you.  Peace I leave with you; My peace I now give and bequeath to you.  Not as the world gives do I give to you.  Do not let your hearts be troubled, neither let them be afraid. (Stop allowing yourself to be agitated and disturbed; and do not permit yourself to be fearful and intimated and cowardly and unsettled.) 

 Now, was that a real answer or what?  So, after receiving my confirmation that I'm not in this alone...I settled down a bit and continued to study. 

Several of my peers were feeling the same, overwhelmed.  But I'm glad I had a true WORD to share to calm their fears.  You see it's not just about me and what I need and what I want.  It's about getting more than enough so that I can share it with others.  (My cup runs over..) 

Another huge step towards my goal has been accomplished today and it feels good. Although I have many more steps to take, this one is over and done with.  Thank GOD for progress...

As you go forward in you plans today, know that the things you accomplish today are yours.  You can put a check mark by them and say “that’s done.”  Then move to the next....

You can do it…You can have it…You can live the life you desire…Take it one step at a time.






  1. Hello. I just came across your blog, and noticed that you are currently attending Ross- at least, that's what I gathered after sort of looking over your posts. You see, I applied to a bunch of caribbean med schools, and I now have an interview for Ross on November. I'm not too concerned with the interview- I saw your post about it, and I've been preparing like crazy, but, I did want to ask how you like it there at Ross, and the island and such. I've heard good things, and I've heard bad things, and I just want to get your take on it. You can shoot me an email or post it, but I'll keep watch. :] I hope all goes well!

  2. Needed that word for today! I love this blog, I can relate so much as I just finished my midterms at SGU. This is my first semester of the postbacc. program. I cannot believe I am actually here living my dream ! Keep up the good work!

  3. Russell Gonnering, MDOctober 21, 2012 at 7:44 PM

    I have spent 30 years in academic medicine, and am currently doing research on medical students' blogs. Yours is very, very impressive. You will make an excellent physician.

  4. I love it! I am 30 and I have been considering making the strive to become a doctor, but as always I am plagued with the same old enemies...not smart enough, not good enough, too old, too's just not true, and I know better. Thank you for being so brave and inspirational.

  5. Every step you make will make you closer to becoming a doctor. You will surely feel fulfilled and being on the top med schools.