Author: Matt Peters

Matt Peters Matt Peters (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine


I am a third year medical student at the University of Washington. I grew up near Boise, ID, where I now live with my wife. We met at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and minors in Biology and Chemistry. After graduating in 2017, I plan to pursue a career in family medicine and someday practice in a small town in the Northwest. In my “real life”, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and exploring outdoors as a skier, runner, hiker, and mountain biker.




Learning to Lean In

Today was my most challenging day of clinical work yet, but it had nothing to do with charting, the number of patients, or the attending on shift. Instead, today was about experiencing humanity and embracing the emotion of caring for others in their most trying moments. As a third-year medical student on my second rotation, I have not lost a patient, seen a code, or experienced serious trauma. I have not had to cope with loss yet. I recognize my innocence and realize that it must change eventually. That process began today.

Matt Peters Matt Peters (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer

University of Washington School of Medicine


I am a third year medical student at the University of Washington. I grew up near Boise, ID, where I now live with my wife. We met at Pacific Lutheran University in Tacoma, WA, where I graduated with a degree in Sociology and minors in Biology and Chemistry. After graduating in 2017, I plan to pursue a career in family medicine and someday practice in a small town in the Northwest. In my “real life”, I enjoy spending time with friends and family and exploring outdoors as a skier, runner, hiker, and mountain biker.