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What is something you experienced in medical school that you think you will always remember?

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By: Darby Faubion

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Medical school is long and hard. No one doubts that. It is the place where you learn many difficult lessons and life skills to help you become a good physician. When you can work through an experience and take something from it that will help you down the road, that shows true maturity and an ability to glean from instruction.

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General
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"I learned so many things in medical school. The most important thing I learned was people skills. It doesn't matter how much knowledge we get from a textbook. It's the application of personal skills and communication that make all of that knowledge useful."

Entry Level
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"I learned that I am not nearly as smart as I thought I was. I learned that being a doctor means growing and learning every day if I want to be successful and be the kind of physician my patients want and need."

Experienced
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"Medical school taught me so many things. Classroom and clinical instruction are priceless and I tried to soak in every bit of information I could. The real education came when I had to learn how to put myself in a patient's shoes while being the physician caring for them. I learned how to listen more than I talk and to communicate what I saw with peers who were on my level academically, as well as with patients who didn't understand medical jargon. I learned that every day is a learning process and it's important to take advantage of every opportunity to sharpen my skills."

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Darby Faubion
Darby Faubion has been a Nurse and Allied Health Educator for over twenty years. She has clinical experience in several specialty areas including pediatrics, medical-surgical, critical care, and hospice. She has assisted in developing curriculum for nursing programs and has instructed nursing students at both the community college and university levels. Darby's passion is nursing education. She has used that passion as her driving force to become a test-taking strategist and prep coach. She has coached nursing graduates across the United States as they have prepared to take and pass the National Council Licensure Examination (NCLEX). In addition to her role as a healthcare educator, Darby also authors a blog that is devoted to helping victims of domestic violence learn how to recover and live a life free from abuse. She is also a contributing author to online sources of continuing education for nurses and healthcare associates.
First written on: 06/23/2013
Last modified on: 12/04/2018

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What is something you experienced in medical school that you think you will always remember?
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To provide an exellent and unique medical care to each patient individually , follow the guidelines and the evidence based medicine and to be comitted to the hippocratic Oath.
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