College is discovery, finding comfort, finding a place.
Like many others, you began this journey as a pre-med student. You endured biology, physics, and both general and organic chemistry. Never feeling fully in love with these classes, you kept going. You weren’t expected to love these classes. You just had to do well in them.
The lifestyle of a doctor is something that you would learn to love because you felt that you would be doing good for others. Patient-centered, after all, didn’t require a love for these subjects.
It wasn’t until you felt a crack in the picture of your future that you began to question what you actually wanted.
No longer were you impervious to illness or the one treating illness. You found your past perceptions to have been naïve because you had disregarded your actual passions. The crack, or maybe meditation is a better word, allowed you to be more honest with yourself and reimagine a similar future by showing that patient-centered care is better than illness centered care.