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    IMG SURVIVOR 2010 speech.

    time and frustration

    The new year is coming so here comes the reality check for some of us:
    O another year and I'm in the same ________ or what have I done this year?
    Also we have the tendency to see others that have excel in the exams, and we are like I remember when I was preparing for the exam with that guy/girl and look now is second year resident or look is in the match.

    And to make it worst are the family and friends that do not understand nothing about the process and just look at you like you are just the worst human being and they ask Have you passed all of the exams, or the comment but so and so are already in residency why aren't you?

    or the family members that you have in your country and you need to send them money and you are working full time and trying to send money to them and they are like eeer why you send so little you are doctor in America, or eeer why don't you take the exam already.

    This is what I have to say about this, SO WHAT
    If someone that you care for any reason went ahead before you, good for them actually they might/may even help you with the residency and the exams.
    You don't have to feel bad about that. Just know that sooner or later you also will be in residency.
    Do not look at the new year like o _______ another year and I'm here the old same and with more ______. look at it to be the best year and that you will try better. you will say I have done that already I will just feel worst.
    NOOOOOO Try it if you are feeling down come here, this is the best IMG friendly website I know.

    Sometimes we study for the wrong reasons and with the wrong motivation
    Sometimes someone dear to you do not trust you as a doctor or think you will never pass the exams. During that time just do some soul searching if this is actually what you want, if helping people as a doctor and making a living as a doctor was what you actually wanted.
    If the answer is yes then, you will seek the knowledge not to pass the exams but to do good when you are the one in front f the patient or when is a dear one in the hospital.
    The money and quality of life will come with the job, if you are inn only for the money then just think about the better quality of life you can give to your dearest one, and use that as a motivation, but at the end, when you truly want to help people because is that your nature then God in his infinite mercy will send you some angels to help you.
    Sometimes we ask to much from those special angels that God sends us, but because they are Angels from God they will be with you alone the way.

    Its a long journey and not easy.

    Today I have seen the light.I have understand why I have lived the life I have lived so far.

    I can say that there are several people that make a big part of who I'm today, some in a good way and others in a bad way. At the end of the day people nature is to keep going forward with you or without you.

    Pointing fingers will not help, it may be a little palliative because they have some fault and because it gives you a little denial and rationalization. At the end of the day the only one to blame is yourself.

    This process of the exams makes come to the surface many things that we have, some good other bad. The thing is to master them to be a better person and have happiness.
    People go to religion for happiness and actually is the best rationalization there is. For me its not rationalization but true happiness.

    A friend have talk to me about religion, me been a person that was raised with religious values always welcome his religious approach.(There is a book called the alchemist very good book)
    I remember one time my car broke and I had to push it in a 03 F* cold night at 1 am in Chicago with snow, this friend told me you have to be thankful for having the strength o be able to push the car.Today I realize he was right.
    Everything is how we see the world, what is in our reach that we can do something about it to change, and what is out of our reach.


    I remember couple of months after I passed my step1, I was a little down. Then a license medical doctor advise me to go back to my country,to practice medicine in my country.Funny thing he was also an IMG. But after trying to find out why I wanted to stay here so much it gave me the spark to keep going. So it seems he use reverse psychology on me. LOL 2 points for that Doctor.

    Some times we just lose that spark, for many reasons. But we all need that spark to keep going.


    We as humans try to avoid pain, because is not pleasant(unless you are a masochist)But the only way to succeed is to blame yourself at the end of the day.
    There are people that help you in different ways.
    I will never ever forget in one of my dark moments my BFF told me this:

    You will never let down your friends down because of the time it took you to passed the exams, You will never let down your friends because of your short comings. The only way you will let your friends down is when you let your self down, when you give up and when you stop believing in yourself, that is when you have let your friends down. Now be the same old yourself and keep going. Your friends will always be there for you cheering for you in your journey.
    Your true friend will not stop speaking to you for something stupid, your true friend will be there for you when you are closes to your dream, your true friend and brother in Christ will not abandon you because other friends and co workers ask it to do so. If that person is your friend and truly has Christ in his heart he will be there for you.
    So remember this:


    "Believing that you will succeed is the first step in making it so. You need to believe that you can do something if you are ever going to give it your best effort.

    The power of positive thinking gives you the momentum to deal with the most difficult challenges in life. Hope keeps us going, and gives us the confidence to see a task through.



    So for this year, no excuses try your best, prepare the best you can and take the exam this year, try even taking CS also this year.


    God is good and he will take care of his children, you just need to do your part and trust him, and try your best.
    God bless and Happy new year

    IMG SURVIVOR
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    why even bother with the obvious. Just know where you are need it and where you can help the most.

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    Reading this gets me into gear... Its going to be an emotional journey but I believe hard work does pay off

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    thanx for sharing this, its realy very inspiring.

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    great inspiring words

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    great speech

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    I'm an IMG too and we'll always have something to prove, but I feel that it pushes us to be better in the long run!

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