With the end of the year upon us and me returning home to the city of Los Angeles, it is finally apparent how much time has passed since this program started. 6 and a half months of new experiences, friends and opportunities. It is curious to see how my relationships with mentors, professional staff, and fellow students have evolved during this time. I've learned not only about myself during this time, but also the various impressive backgrounds and work experiences my fellow students have had. Their commitment to their own personal projects and pursuits of knowledge that lay outside the direct spectrum of medicine is always an eye-opening experience. Health can be achieved in a multitude of ways, via preventative care, pharmacological treatment, or direct surgical procedures. Watching each individual attempt to learn, improve and promote their own field is an inspiring process in of itself.
But for now, its time for about of a week of relaxation, reflection and inconsumable amounts of Japanese food...and Mexican food... really anything I can't get in New Orleans currently. And Egg nog.
Happy Holidays, and until next time
Total completed hours:42.75