Saturday, December 31, 2016

2016, you will be missed

Remember I promised 2016 was going to be awesome?

It was, it was. It was a beautiful year, personally.

Here's my year in review:

On 9th Jan 2016, I left for Cleveland, USA.
It was terrifying, going there alone. It taught me to be brave. I never taught I was. I surprised myself.

In Cleveland, I learnt how important it was to be loud. In every aspect of your life, not only through your voice. Your content should be loud. You personality should be bold and loud. And still, be friendly and kind to everyone you meet. Thank you, Cleveland, for being kind to me.

I met so many international students. The differences and similarities amazed me. It breaks my heart to know the 3 months in Cleveland will never come back. I miss all the friends and acquaintances I made. I miss the couch in the student lounge SO much! I miss being hopeful and scared about the future. I miss late night talks about love. I miss foosball.

On 27th April 2016 I gave my step 2 CS exam in Houston. Like every USMLE exam, learnt a lot. I am nicer and kinder to patients in India, because of the electives and the exam.

6th May 2016  My poster was presented on Case Western Reserve University Research day. I want to learn more on the research aspect in medicine, may be 2017 is the year for that.

On 24th May 2016 First Aid offered me to be a part of the team. It was great working with them. The conferences, the new apps I was exposed to was fun. Working every weekend for something different added a little spark to my dull life when I was completing off my pending internship.

On 25th May 2016, we converted our blog into We have many new authors now. You see and understand my cause. To help medical students, to share knowledge. A platform by the students, not professional, but fun. You see things for me that I can not see for myself. I love your vision.

Ramzaan in 2016 was a great month, spiritually. My family is my strength.

On 6th July 2016 I passed the Step 2 CS exam. One step closer to the end :D

On 14th Aug 2016 I was offered to talk at the Rotaract club. We did a workshop from 19th Aug 2016 to 21st Aug 2016 on the step 2 CS exam. I am glad I did not refuse, because I got to meet new people and realized how comfortable I am being me. This is why you should say yes to everything without hesitation! Say yes to conferences, quizzes, extra curricular activities. Just say yes!

29th Aug 2016 We sent Immunowesome for copyright. It will be done in 6 months, according to them. Sorry for the delay, you guys.

There were a few months, here, where I had to trust my instincts. I had to choose between two things that were important to me and I did. Those were the times where I had to believe everything happens for the best, like I always do while being tried and tested. Thank you for teaching me patience, 2016.

On 9th Nov 2016 I joined a hospital to complete my one year government service. It has been trying to push me out of my comfort zone. I am trying to find a balance, where I can be stern and get work done. And be kind at the same time. Being kind is more important to me.

On 20th December 2016 I graduated. I am yet to receive my certificates. Wow. I finished MBBS. And there's so much to look forward to.

On 26th Dec 2016 First Aid 2017 edition came out. As you all know, I am part of the illustration team and I am mentioned in the associate authors. Thank you so much for your good wishes, they mean a lot to me :)

I am not what I want to be professionally, personality and relationship wise. I can see what I need to be, I thank 2016 for that.

There are a lot of gray areas where I need to figure things out for myself. With a lot of help. One of the gray zones makes me sour as the year ends, I am not sure if the outcome will be bitter or sweet. It scares me and makes me sad.

I believe it will all be sorted by 2017 and I will have new challenges to face when it comes to 2018.

2017 is a year for change, transformation and renewal. For development at every aspects of our lives. I look forward to you, 2017. These are the days that must happen to you.

Things to do next year:
Swim outside the comfort zone.
Figure out what you believe in and stand up for it.
Recognize the power within us, to make good change.
Break barriers and reach for the stars.
Have more strength courage and heart.
You can't always be strong, but you can always be brave.
Be wise. To remember the mistakes of the past and not repeat them.

Our greatest accomplishments can not be behind us, because our destiny lies above us.

That's all!



  1. For me it is special because I met you and other medicowesome authors!😘,i am so glad to be part of it !

  2. Yes for me too... Iam fortunate enough to know that there is an awesome thing called MEDICOWESOME....
    Thank you...


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