With imposter syndrome raging,
I sit quietly at my desk,
reflect on goals for my future
and what it means to do my best.
For my patients, they will require
a physician who’s caring and competent,
upholding the oath of my profession
with humility balanced by confidence.
For my family, they will want
for time with them to be undivided,
enjoying each moment together
when we are united.
For my colleagues, they will expect
an intern ready to pull their weight,
prepared to grow day-by-day
and able to learn from each mistake.
For myself, I must learn to set boundaries
with my career and ambitions,
so I can prioritize my own wellness
and nurture myself as a budding physician.