Connection

  • Margaret Butler Creighton University School of Medicine

Abstract

Everyone needs human connection. Indeed, a desire to serve and connect with patients was the major driving force behind my own decision to pursue a career in medicine, and I wrote about this commitment to compassion in my personal statement. There have been many times throughout medical school that I have revisited that document to reconnect with my purpose for being here. After long, arduous evenings in the library or lonely weekends with my only company being a stack of textbooks, it was important for me to remind myself that relationships and genuine human connection were the key reasons why I wanted to be a doctor. Without that context, my studying became an exhausting and blind pursuit of knowledge.

Published
2018-12-31
How to Cite
Butler, M. (2018). Connection. Free Clinic Research Collective, 4. Retrieved from http://www.themspress.org/journal/index.php/freeclinic/article/view/361
Section
Reflection