Since the very first anatomy lab of medical school, I have written weekly reflection On the Education of a Physician. Every Sunday, sometimes a Monday and rarely a Tuesday, I reflect on my experiences in medicine. This project has changed greatly as I’ve progressed through my training: the first two years of medical school are primarily academic with lots of studying and musings on life. Then, from third year and beyond, I’ve written about my clinical experiences: seeing patients and learning about their stories.
Further, I’ve found love and grown a family along the way. I met my partner, Mackenzi, during the first year of medical school, we moved in together during second year, we got married third year, and we birthed a wonderful son, Joonsu, during our fourth and final year. In my writing, I reflect on my experience as a new father attempting to balance clinical learning with presence in my family.
2016 – Year One
2017 – Year Two
2018 – Year Three