People don't, and most cannot, understand the "why" of my struggle to make it to Med school and beyond. Instead they criticize and cut-down (yes, I hear the muffled whispers of passive aggressive dissent). They suggest that my age should make me compromise on my path. They "suggest" I should go NP or PA, without sitting and hearing my life, and the fullness of my determination. They assume that I only care about title, money, or success. They are correct about my want for success, but wrong about the motivation why.
Here's why... I have seen good men die, and have saved lives in the air. After returning to civilian life, I was working on selling things in different sectors. However, selling "units" doesn't fulfill my need for mission. It doesn't quiet the screams of a 6yo Iraqi girl with burns over her entire body. It doesn't stop the wondering what happened to that Marine you dropped off at Role 2 and never hear about after. Once I am that physician, the buck stops with me! It is my call, that person's life depends on how good I can be, and I am born and bred for that mission.
So Others May Live
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