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That Path Towards the Elusive ‘MD’ (2014)

4 years of Med School

That Path Towards the Elusive ‘MD’

Rachel Sivek (2014)
ink on paper

As a busy medical student, I have struggled to continue having time to make art. So, I decided to draw a cartoon about the process and development that is medical school. I have sensed in myself a huge transformation over the last two years, since beginning school in August 2012. I have had many hard times, dark times, but I also always have uplifting moments that remind me of why I want to become a physician. I hope you can relate to my story and the questions I have asked myself along the way.

Rachel Sivek Rachel Sivek (1 Posts)

Contributing Writer Emeritus

George Washington University School of Medicine

My name is Rachel and I am currently a third year medical student at George Washington University in DC. I grew up in CA and I have wanted to be a doctor since I was four. I have also always been an artist and expressed myself best through art. I earned an art degree from U.C. Berkeley before applying to medical school. In 2011, I published a children's book called "Zachary and the Magic Spectacles", an anti-bullying book for 4-8 year-old children. Please check it out on Google, Amazon, or ask for it at your local bookstore.