Being a medical student during your clinical years imparts a certain feeling of invincibility. For many of us, this is our first-time taking care of patients. Our history-taking and physical exam skills are being honed like superpowers. Our clinical knowledge is growing. We begin to take ownership of patients as our own. With all but two clinical rotations left in my third year, and at the peak of my own feelings ...

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The sound of a clock, hung haphazardly on a colorless cold wall, ticks repetitively -- tick, tick, tick. Time continues to pass as my appointment scheduled for three hours ago seems like it will never come. I scheduled this appointment three months ago, and here I sit three hours later. The irony bounces around the room to the sound of the clock ticking. Tick. Tick. Tick. A door squeaks open. Just my ...

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