Thursday, January 11, 2007

My faculty's Admissons Committee has great taste

Other than a few exceptions, I'm really encouraged by the exceptionally good taste that my Faculty of Medicine has displayed in choosing our class. (And by exceptions, I'm not referring to myself. I'm one of the good-taste choices. Obviously.)

There are some incredibly fascinating people in my program. Students who have competed in the Olympics, played various sports at a high level, been politicians, media pundits, entrepreneurs and businessmen, matriculated from the world's top universities, or defended our country as soldiers or fighter helicopter pilots... there are
so many people in my class whom I admire that I had to write a whole other post about it.

Beyond the incredible accomplishments of individual students, it's neat getting a group of medical students together and taking a look at them all. While there are differences between us, we're all so similar in many ways. A lot of us are really motivated, driven, and clearly know what we want to do with our lives (and in some cases that has come after trying several different things). We all care a lot for other people, and we are generally quite outgoing and love to chat (though this results in our class sometimes being overly chatty and not shutting up when it's time for class to start).

The thing that has fascinated me the most, however, is this: while everyone in my class brings a huge skill set to the table and our class is generally very intelligent, there are hardly any nerds; most people are really well-rounded and involved in a lot of different things. It's really interesting meeting people who are really outgoing and seem like your average cool guy or girl, but then you see them in a small group or talking about something we're covering in class and you suddenly see a brilliant side of them you haven't really seen before, watching them talk about the voltage-gated potassium transmembrane ion channels that play a role in the regulation of the insulin release from beta cells of the pancreatic islet, or something like that.

We've got a class full of really quality people, and it's been a blast getting to know everyone. I'll be proud to refer my patients to almost any one of my classmates someday, and I'd be willing to put my life in their hands.

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

If you don't mind me asking(you don't have to answer), what medical school in Canada do you attend?