In this instalment of my Medical School Vlog series I discuss one of the most important lessons I learned during the first half of my third year clerkship at UBC medical school, which is embracing uncertainty. Being a Canadian medical student and trying to learn medicine at this time of age can be incredibly difficult. It is all too easy to be cognitively lazy and adopt rigid beliefs but instead it is vital to challenge your rigid beliefs, and embrace the uncertainty. During medical school you want to be actively seeking out paradox or disagreement as that is area where there is going to be the most learning and growth. UBC does a wonderful job of promoting this dialogue between competing views, but as you transition to being a Canadian medical student it is essential that you take ownership of your learning, as you are an adult learner, and embrace the uncertainty.
If you can't sustain it, it's not worth it.
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