Monday, January 20, 2014


I just received the following email from a classmate.  I'm totally flattered.  It's a good reminder that the little things we do in our every day life can have a larger positive impact.  A good reminder for all of us, indeed.

"First let me say what a delight it was seeing you in the library last week! I wanted to say thank you for your honesty about failing step 1.  I think so many times as med students we feel such a drive to be perfect, like everyone around us is perfect, and that mistakes and bad days are simply not permitted.  Though I know it was a terrible experience for you, it is a relief to know that someone I respect and admire so much has had a bad day and has continued to thrive and achieve despite that experience.  Your honesty is refreshing and helpful, a reminder that perfection is not achievable.  Thank you for sharing with me.  I hope that it will encourage me to share my own faults with others."

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