My experience as a medical student – Yuva Vishali


Hi. I am Yuva, from Madurai. I have always dreamt of acquiring the power of healing. Though it’s impossible for me to acquire that superpower, it was always possible to aid in the process of healing by becoming a doctor. Yes, my love affair with medicine started when I was a kid and now, years later I’m living my dream with my love as a medical student.

Medical field is the most difficult field to enter into if you want to enter in as a doctor. And I got that divine opportunity. I still remember the first day at medical school like yesterday when I got the opportunity to feel what my life is going to be for the rest of my life. First year was the toughest among the first three years of a med school for me.

The longest year of medicine came as I had to face four different subjects. My interest in research crept up at this point of time. I started attending conferences and I made my mind to present papers. I started presenting cases at a lot of conferences which exposed me to a whole different world of medicine.

As research and presentations were teaching me medical knowledge on one side, my clinical postings started teaching me compassion and values on the other side. Never would I want to miss a clinical class as it was so interesting to directly meet the patient and to know about their sickness. The respect one gets whenever one wears an apron for the postings from the patients and their attenders makes sound one’s own problems and miseries insignificant and imposes a whole lot of responsibility.

The belief with which each patient sees you when you say that you are a medical student runs chill down your spine! Adding to that, the response and feel you get when you get to explain the patient’s attenders that patient is going to be healthy soon is something only a person in a medical field can get.

My third year into the medical school was quick as I had myself occupied with case presentations, attending seminars and fun filled classroom sessions. A call requesting opinion from relatives and friends is one thing that every medical student is proud of. Every time someone calls me and asks me about their symptoms or drugs and about the treatment they are undergoing, I feel like I am a doctor already.

No profession is as noble as medical profession, as always said.

As the proverb says, “Leaders are made, not born” I’d say. “Leaders are made.  Doctors, born.”

–     Yuva Vishali , III MBBS, VMCH & RI

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