"This is medical school,” a classmate remarked. “It’s not about who you are. It’s about how well you do in science and the MCAT."

The Changing Face of Medical School Admissions by Pauline Chen, M.D.

I am working very hard at what I want in life to get away from where I don’t want to be.

One of my most favorite moments in the world is when a patient asks you, ” I don’t understand this, can’t you just explain it to me?!” And then you read the orders—verbatim—and they say, “Ohhhhhh, okay it makes sense now.”

One of my most favorite moments in the world is when a patient asks you, ” I don’t understand this, can’t you just explain it to me?!” And then you read the orders—verbatim—and they say, “Ohhhhhh, okay it makes sense now.”