So last week I flew to Florida and gave 3 lectures. Florida Southern paid me to come talk. shhh.. don’t tell them I would have done it for free.
I gave a lecture to the Biology department about medical mission trips. Several students came up to me after the talk and said they wanted to be me when they grew up.
1. When did I grow up?
2. WEIRD… it’s still weird hearing people say things like that.
One of my most hated (ie. loved him after the fact just not during the torture he called class) professors told me I was his Hero. I’ve peaked. It’s all downhill from here. It’ was about the nicest compliment I’ve ever received. This coming from the man that told me I’d never get into medical school and made me cry on several occasions. (I think he was just seeing if I had it in me to continue… but that’s not the point right now.)
Then I spoke that evening to the Religion and Biology’s as part of the Florida Center for Science and Religion Lecture “Theodicy and Natural Disasters.”
Saw a bunch of my KD sisters who came out to hear my speech.
My final speech was a candid Q&A to the pre medical students. I do not sugar coat things. I told them how much everything would suck and to be prepared for it. Is all the suckage worth it… yes. But you still should know that working 80 hours a week isn’t a great time.
Today I was recognized by the Senate of Connecticut. I am the proud owner of an official Citation from the General Assembly for being awesome. Ok it really says:
“In recognition of your exemplary commitment to humanitarian efforts and in appreciation of your work to provide needed medical care to the victims of the Haitian earthquake. We thank you for your dedication and commend you for the spirit of compassion you represent within the medical profession”
I don’t know how to put this but I’m kind of a big deal.