Transitioning from the classroom to the clinical setting is difficult but rewarding. You begin to appreciate how much you’ve learned over the past two years, but simultaneously how much further you have to go in order to become the doctor you want to be. The opportunity to spend time with and learn from patients at some of their most vulnerable times is a true privilege.
Students at the Jacobs School perform clinical rotations at many different hospitals and clinics. Our exposure to various facilities is advantageous given that we observe the similarities and differences between settings and how they operate. It also forces students to be adaptable, as we must routinely navigate new environments.
Innovative. I am amazed by my classmates’ enthusiasm for and commitment to positive change, whether that be by making a difference in the community through volunteer opportunities or by suggesting changes to the curriculum to enhance learning experiences for future medical school classes.
Buffalo and Western New York have something for everyone. The cost of living is great, and there is good food everywhere, professional sports teams, and outdoor activities liking skiing and snowmobiling during the winter.