Megan Hicks submitted 2020-05-04

Emergency medicine is not for the faint of heart. It is not knowing what is going to come through those Emergency Room doors, but still showing up and standing strong for whatever it may be. It’s long nights of endless studying because knowing your critical lab values, procedures, and medications will not only get you to pass that upcoming exam, but it will also save your patient’s life one day and in return save your own consciousness. It is hours upon hours of hands-on practicing because when the time comes that you’re faced with an unnerving situation and you freeze, you want your muscle memory to kick in and get the job done as efficiently as possible. It is knowing and trusting that you can rely on your fellow medical students and soon to be coworkers, who become more like family, to be there standing by your side through the thick of it. Emergency medicine is not just a choice of study or just a job, it is a way of life.