Quotes

Some of our favorite quotes:

“I feel very lucky to be able to see patients early in my medical education (under excellent supervision, of course) and I can’t wait to see what new experiences I will have, and what my patients will be able to teach me.”

- Mario Padilla, MS1
. . . Can’t trace time
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“I never would have predicted how much I’ve changed over the past several weeks. I was never the person to coo at babies or revel in the wonders of pregnancy, but my perspective has definitely evolved throughout this rotation.”

- Sarah Voye, PAS2
Change
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“Classes, studying, lab work, more studying, journal club, and a major test after the first two weeks, these are the ingredients of a psychotic break.”

- Spencer Watson, Graduate student
At a medium pace
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“Emotion was palpable in the room, a mixture of excitement, fear, sadness, awe, eagerness, and others too plentiful to name. I watched as the shrouds were removed and each group “met” their cadaver for the first time.”

- Rachel Wood, MS2
Insert your experience here.
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“I realized last week, with a degree of shock, that an important thing had happened during my first year of medical school: I learned something.”

- Andy Dworkin, MS2
Sweeter the second time around
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“Graduate school is full of all kinds of hurdles but none of them is more daunting to the fresh-faced first/second year student than the qualifying exam (sometimes called prelims).”

- Katy Van Hook, PhD candidate
Insanity, table for one
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“I’ve realized that rotations can be approached in different ways — similar to jumping into a pool of ice cold water. You can ease yourself in starting only with your big toe, or you can just jump.”

- Kristin Morgan, PAS2
Jump
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  1. “Hearing doctors tell my mother I have a very dysfunctional pituitary gland. My heart beats slower…Several years later I am finally cured. All because OHSU has helped me save my own life…”

    ~Alexandra Bochsler

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