7. Paying Attention In Medical School Really Pays Off
Going through medical school isn’t easy for anyone, no matter how smart you are. You have to take everything into account while working incredibly long hours, and it can put a lot of stress on your body. But because your career is focused on helping people, it can be very rewarding to get things right. IDK_MY_BFF_JILLING went through the whole thing, and when presented with a patient, managed to provide them with a diagnosis and the help they needed to prevent their condition from becoming worse.
“When I was a medical student, I caught a Guillain–Barré syndrome, which is roughly 10-20 per million. He had been admitted to orthopedics with a working diagnosis of spinal stenosis because he was losing the strength in his legs. But being a medical student, I had tons of time to take a really detailed history and discovered that his paralysis was ascending from his feet to ankles to knees. [I] told the ortho team what I thought [and by] the next morning the paralysis had reached his diaphragm, and he was being ventilated in ICU.”