If you’re a medical student or resident having doubts about your career, what do you do? People will tell you to stay the course and that it will get better, but will it? How do you know if these feelings are normal or if you’re on the wrong path? Dr. Andrew Tisser wanted to leave in his second year of medical school but he already had significant debt and decided to stay. He shares his story of becoming an EM physician and offers some advice and support for those who have doubts early on.
In this episode we’re talking about:
- Questioning your career as a medical student or resident
- Dr. Andrew Tisser’s story of wanting to leave as a medical student
- How common it is to be told, “It will get better, just keep going.”
- What to do if you’re having doubts in med school or residency
- The importance of finding your own answers
- Making sure not to compromise your health
- How Dr. Tisser found a way to continue despite his doubts
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