I am in a mid-medical school crisis.
I often find myself anxious about what is the right thing to do.
With a bit of both medical and technical skills, I find myself to be the Buridan’s donkey. When I learn medicine, I lament that I am not solving problems at scale; when I improve my software programming skills, I wonder what is the point of writing beautiful code if all I want is prototyping; when I delve into statistical algorithms, I worry that I am not doing things that are immediately applicable to my medical career.
It was the season of light, it was the season of darkness - Charles Dickens, A Tale of Two Cities
Here are some lessons I learned from this summer, organized by projects:
MedTech CovMD.org It was my first attempt to set up a startup. The aim was to create a forum to connect doctors on COVID-19 related topics. The project did not go as smoothly as we expected after 1-2 month and I have to personally pivot it by creating another platform.