MY WHITE COAT MEANS PERSEVERANCE, EMPATHY, COMPASSION, AND RESPONSIBILITY
Every time I put on the white coat, I am reminded of all of the sacrifices and hard work that was done to get to this point in my life. This white coat is not just a symbol of healing but also a symbol of true responsibility. The responsibility to serve my fellow men and women and aid them in attaining positive health outcomes, which has to be done through compassion and empathy. This is a commitment and a life filled with service to others in need. It is a true blessing and privilege to be given the opportunity to pursue my medical dreams.
-Rui Soares, MD Candidate, Class of 2020