Dear Medical Student: Med School Is Not Worth Your Self-Harm

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A while ago this secret appeared on PostSecret:

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“Medical School made me self harm. It better be worth it.”

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Pouring my heart out: Doctors are not Superhumans

I saw this PostSecret this past Sunday. As with many secrets, this one elicited some strong emotions. Not only empathy, but anger. Anger not at the doctor who sent the secret, but at the medical community at large, and the lack of support for doctors.

A patient on my shift miscarried in the ER.

I cried in the bathroom for a half hour before I could talk to her.

I don’t want to be a doctor anymore.

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