Like many of my peers, I was quite nervous about transitioning from pre-clerkship to clerkship. The switch from largely didactic learning to clinical work seemed daunting both on a personal and professional level. Before starting this program I felt that what rendered me most nervous was not being able to really pinpoint what exactly was causing me to feel this way.
This program has helped me in numerous ways. Firstly, modules outlining what to expect in medical school and residency followed by strategies for stress and conflict management provided me with the context needed to truly reflect on my perceived strengths and weaknesses. Reflections emerging from completing the clarity worksheets and participating in insightful group coaching sessions allowed me to focus on what was holding me back from feeling confident in clinical and/or leadership situations, and even holding me back from pursuing various extracurricular opportunities. Secondly, the community created through this program is certainly a major highlight. It was reassuring and validating to hear that other peers are going through the same things as me. I also greatly appreciated their input on the issues discussed. Overall, I sincerely believe that the program has improved my confidence as a leader and honed my emotional intelligence - to name a couple of the many benefits of the program. I certainly recommend it!"
- Daiana R. Pur, MD Class of 2024