Friday, January 4, 2013

jayparkinsonmd: Looking back on 2012, I can say that it was one...


Looking back on 2012, I can say that it was one of the most enlightening, most challenging, and most humbling years. And I’d also say it was the best year of my life.

We started Sherpaa, proved out the concept and that it works, and raised $2M in seed money to really ramp it up and get started on changing healthcare and making it as awesome as we can.

But that’s professionally. Personally, 2012 was the best year of my life. One situation in particular challenged me to my core and forced me to rethink who I am as a man and who I want to be going forward. It’s been the hardest 6 months of my life, but seeing the light at the end of the tunnel is extremely exciting to me. 

When you become a doctor, you really do, in many ways, throw away your 20s. It’s extremely difficult to get into medical school, so undergrad is spent with your nose in books just trying to get into med school. If you accomplish that, med school is actually much easier academically, but still, you must devote 60 hours a week to learning the theory of medicine. Then, you finish med school and I spent 5 years in residency working 80 hour weeks learning the practice of medicine. When you’re finally out of this mess, you’re 30.

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