MY WHITE COAT MEANS HEALING THE BODY AND SOUL
My white coat gives me the opportunity to play multiple roles in a patient’s life, including a scientist, confidante, and counselor. These ultimately culminate to one major role: a healer. To me, the field of medicine’s beauty is in its potential to heal the whole person, including the mind, body, and spirit. When embracing a holistic healing approach to patient care, medicine enables physicians to not only sustain and recuperate a life, but to also give that life a comforted and ignited spirit. This beautiful duality is at the core of my belief system and is an ideology I am excited to spend my life practicing in order to improve the human condition.
-Priya Mehta, MD Candidate, Class of 2020