For seven years now, I’ve said that once I finish my University degree, I would go to medical school and become a cardiologist. Sitting back thinking about it now, I didn’t know much about the application process and medical school itself ­ only that I wanted to go. I figured that now would be the best time to look up what I needed to do to apply to medical school and what exactly medical school is all about ­ since now’s the time to get everything ready for when I do apply. I know for me, I didn’t grow up with anyone in my family who is or was a physician, nor aspiring to be one. So I didn’t have anyone to ask questions or advice as to what I should do. So I did what most people these days do ­ look it up on the internet. As we all know, Youtube is at its peak within the Millennial generation. There’s practically a Youtube channel for everything ­ which is exactly why I turned to Youtube for medical videos for some advice. I knew that there would be some channel or medical videos that would be able to answer my questions. Lo and behold, I found the perfect channel: A Doctor In The House . Andrea Tooley is a medical school graduate, and is currently doing her ophthalmology residency at the Mayo Clinic. Her channel consists of medical videos all about medical school and giving advice as to what helped her to get in and get through it. She also interviews different medical professionals and physicians to give a different perspective to her audience. Her honesty and truthfulness is something that you don’t see very often ­ especially when it comes to medical school. I mean, she has a medical video that talks about why medical school sucks. And truthfully, this is my favourite video. Because in the video, she talks about how she had thought she didn’t want to be a physician at some points during her education. Her advice to those who feel that way is simple: almost everyone that has ever gone to medical school has had the same thought. And that if you hate the aspect of having to study and feel stressed all the time, everyone else who has gone through medical school has also felt the same thing. But most importantly, remember why you want to be a physician in the first place. I know for me, I just knew that I wanted to go to medical school because I love science and the human body fascinates me. But it wasn’t until I did my clinical rotations in nursing school, where there moments that I knew that I was meant to be a doctor. Being top of my clinical rotation group and getting picked to do all of the new skills we had just learned showed me just how much my instructors believed in me and my talent. And that’s what I hold onto when I ever lose hope of ever becoming a doctor.