I have been asked by many people over the past few months many questions about my trip. The most commonly asked question, and one that I have been thinking a great deal about over the past few weeks, is “what do you hope to get out of this trip?” First and foremost, I hope this trip reminds me why I chose to become a doctor. I hope it reminds me of the awesome obligation and the immense responsibility I will have to others, whoever they may be. To remind me of how blessed I have been, and continue to be.
In one week I’ll be leaving behind my comfortable city apartment, my cell phone, constant and unrestricted internet access, and my family and friends to go and get ruined again—and I am looking forward to every minute of it.