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What was the most difficult part of your path to being apart of this career?


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Shelby’s Answer

As an educator, the toughest challenge to overcome was my self-doubt. My parents and family members would tell me to avoid education, I never felt like I was always comparing myself to the engineers in my courses, and I just have always had feelings that tell me I am not good enough. However, from my experiences that I've made in my internships where I am teaching in classrooms, I have begun to overcome these words and feelings. I know that I am in the right profession for me, no matter what anyone says.

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Laura’s Answer

Hello Chloe

In my case the hardest part of my path in my career was trying to figure out what it was that I wanted to do with my life. I know this might be a silly answer but trust me you are going to have so many opinions from other trying to sway you all kinds of ways. When you finally choose your path then comes the doubts if this is what you should be doing. Ultimately i will advice you to not let other influence your dreams and passions do what makes YOU happy. I am sure if you do this it doesn't matter the challenges that your career might bring you'll be doing something you love.

Good Luck

Thank you so much!! Chloe J.

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Estelle’s Answer

Work life balance has always been the biggest challenge. I raised 4 children while working full time as a gynecologist. Despite the challenges, I wouldn't change anything.

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Kimberly’s Answer

The most difficult part for me was maintaining my motivation. There were times when I did and did not see myself accomplishing the goals I had set for myself. During times when I felt unmotivated, it was challenging to reenergize myself to keep going. A way I combat this was writing down my goals on a piece of paper and hanging it someone visible for me to see at all times. Every now and then, I read this, sometimes out loud, to remind myself why I chose the path I am on now. It was important for me to know I was still working towards a goal, better yet, I was working towards a dream.

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Richard’s Answer

There were times during 3rd and 4th year when I was frustrated by continued lack of skills and knowledge. But just remember that there will be plenty of time to master your specialty during residency.

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Karl B.’s Answer

Hello - I would say the most difficult part to moving through my path to becoming a doctor were the periods of time in residency where by I just had minimal or no time to do the things my friends were doing. I would also add board exams as I do not like standardized testing. But having said all of this, I really wanted to become a doctor since I was a child so all those sacrifices were well worth it.

Thank you! I have similar issues with the minimal time and testing at the moment, so much is going on but I am trying to stay focused. Chloe J.

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