underachieving

I’ve probably mentioned it before, but my main interest lies in family medicine. I’ve been told time and again that I will likely change my mind, and we won’t know for sure what we want until we go through our rotations, but based on my life experiences thus far, I think I can safely say that for the time being, it’s what I think I’d most love to go into. I think my personality type would be the best fit for it, and I honestly couldn’t think of another specialty I’d rather be in (due to my complete lack of interest in surgery/OB and lack of geniusness for/much interest in dermatology/radiology).

However, seeing this makes me a little sad:Sheesh, way to make me feel like an underachiever. >_>

I can’t pretend to not know the fact that a good chunk of people end up in family medicine not because they actually want to be there, but because they couldn’t get into the specialty they wanted. This is uplifting only in the sense that if I do decently well on my boards, I could [hopefully] have my pick of residency spots. This is pretty far off into the future though, so I probably should be focusing on things that aren’t little smidgens of light in the distance known as my future.

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About Farrah

A frugal, selectively antisocial Family Medicine resident physician with too many interests. Loves...God, family, friends, volunteering and helping others, making others happy, music (especially piano and singing), Tahitian/hula/salsa/pole dancing, aerial silks, learning, writing, cooking, eating, sleeping, lifting weights, playing SNES and DS, photography, editing, window-shopping, gymnastics, kickboxing, BJJ, finding great deals, pyrography, horseback riding, archery, frolicking in the great outdoors...making every moment count.

Posted on March 9, 2013, in Day by Day and tagged , . Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.

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