#T4DTourX: A Different Perspective
It is always difficult to put things in perspective when it comes to time. 10 years can seem like 1 week and 5 years can seem like yesterday. My recent return to Hampton University represents more of the latter. Walking into Hampton Universities Student Center I was worried that students wouldn’t need us again, but the excitement was just as high as it was in February 2012. At lunch, I sat with both High School and College Students answering a myriad of questions with a smile on my face. In each breakout session, I was easily able to channel the same excitement I had 5 years ago with the singular thought of “One of these students could be my next colleague.”
With the words of Kayla Williams, Hampton Undergraduate now a 4th year at Howard University, reverberating in my head I know I can make it through the rest of the tour with the same energy I had 5 years. Myself personally I’m no longer a medical student about to graduate, but a full-fledged attending with a new perspective on medicine. I promise for the rest of the week my new perspective will be bestowed on every student I meet and when one of them becomes my colleague I will be rejuvenated again.