“"But I don't want to go among mad people," said Alice.”Oh, you can't help that," said the cat. "We're all mad here."”
For all of those waiting for that magic envelope that will becoming next week, you are probably filled with angst and apprehension. For those of you who match into my chosen specialty, I welcome you; and for those who don't, I wish you well. Regardless of your outcome, remember this is only the beginning of a long journey of learning. Your education has not stopped, it has just begun. You will realize in the coming years that with more understanding come more questions; and more questions lead to reassessing you knowledge. Once you reassess that knowledge, you will realize you don't know as much as you think you do or should.
Young padawan, everyday is a school day. I ask you to aspire to learn at least one new thing a day, always question your reasons why you do things or why others do things, and continue to reevaluate yourself and your knowledge. Although you may have made it through you first level of education, you have a long road ahead of you. Remember, everything in medical school is in the past; you must again prove yourself and show your worth. You have arrived with a clean slate; do with it what you will.
“You know more than you think you know, just as you know less than you want to know.”~Oscar Wilde