I actually answered a very similar question last week, jamoker — see if that post answers your "how can I fix my queasiness problem?" question.
So, are you telling me this is the first time you’ve “doubted yourself as a future doctor”? Wow, good for you, but it won’t be the last time, I guarantee it — I started doubting my “doctor material” 3 years before I even got into medical school, and went through Medical Existential Crises on a regular basis all through med school and most of residency. On a particularly awful day at work, I will still wonder if I’m doing a good-enough job. DOUBT IS PART OF THE JOB, and if you don’t have at least a little doubt, then you’ll turn into a bull-headed egotist, and nobody likes those kinds of doctors.
I bet if you could take an honest anonymous poll of your classmates after that lecture, you weren’t the only one freakin’ out (inside). But the ability to suppress those feelings (at least temporarily) is something that you will slowly learn (and even come to regret, later) during your training. Press on, my future colleague, press on.
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