One week more!

This is the inspiration for this… Yes, I added an extra stanza.

Who am I?

Was med school the right choice for me?

Am I not meant for surgery?

Should I be thinking ’bout that now

Or does my schedule not allow?

What is life?

For 2 years I have hit the books

Now, on the wards, I get weird looks

It differs much from what I’ve done

Oh, how I miss prep for Step 1!

Surgery!

I can’t believe it’s gonna end

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Longitudinal studying day for #surgery shelf exam! Meanwhile, these 2 are still stuck at Downstate doing Cardiothoracic Surgery. #1weektillshelfexam #medschool (at Columbia University)

Longitudinal studying day for #surgery shelf exam! Meanwhile, these 2 are still stuck at Downstate doing Cardiothoracic Surgery. #1weektillshelfexam #medschool (at Columbia University)

Random Rhymes on 8/26

This is home.

brooklyn bridge park night

Labor Day weekend. 9 weeks into my clinical rotations. Hiep’s 31st birthday. Happy birthday Hiep!

alan truong hiep phan

The last time I sat down to write, my third year had barely started. I was still adjusting to my new life with its busy schedule. I was still afraid of the unknown future. Afraid of the newfound responsibility I would soon uphold. Thoughts were racing through my mind endlessly, resulting in a…

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Downstate General Surgery team! We had a great month together. Onto the next one. #medschool #surgery  (at SUNY Downstate Medical Center)

Downstate General Surgery team! We had a great month together. Onto the next one. #medschool #surgery (at SUNY Downstate Medical Center)

17 years later, living the dream. #surgery #tbt 🔪

17 years later, living the dream. #surgery #tbt 🔪

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Bed surgery. 🏦

Bed surgery. 🏦

Cereal for dinner… #ms3

Cereal for dinner… #ms3

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a waffly day 🍞 #manhattan #les (at Wafles & Dinges Restaurant)

a waffly day 🍞 #manhattan #les (at Wafles & Dinges Restaurant)

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Dawn of the Planet of MS3

Dawn of the Planet of MS3

brooklyn bridge fireworks 2014 new york city

Step 1 has come and gone, and it has been almost 2 and a half weeks. It feels like an eternity ago. Scores come in 3 days, and what I thought would be the longest month of my life turned out to be quite short. I thought it would feel long because I predicted it would be filled with disturbing dreams in which I would receive a low Step 1 score. After all, dreams of my MCAT haunted me night after…

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