Students from the class of 2021 celebrated one of the most exciting days in their professional journey—Match Day. Here they share their personal match story, what has inspired them along the way and what advice they would give to students starting the journey today.
Northeast Georgia Medical Center in Gainesville, Georgia
My personal experiences have led me to develop an appreciation for the field of medicine. As my family members were going in and out of hospitals, I was reminded of the importance of building relationships with other human beings. It takes only one interaction to impact a person's life for the better. Influencing one person can have a domino effect where they influence those around them. Altogether, this can lead to improved physical, mental and emotional wellbeing. Medicine encompasses all this and more. My motivation towards medicine includes serving the community, educating and advocating for patients and a commitment to low-income, underserved populations like the one I grew up in.
There will be many ups and downs during medical school, but never give up. You have to fight through some bad days to earn the best days.