Artist Statement

I wrote this poem to reflect the way I believe a lot of first-year medical students feel. The internal conflict that arises within ourselves. I personally have doubted whether I am good enough to be where I am today and I know I am not alone in that feeling. A million people could tell you that you are good enough, but it doesn't matter unless you believe that for yourself. I think it is important to take time to reflect and remember even when it is difficult, that you can do it, and that you are worthy.

About the Artist

Kimberly Kluglein is a first-year medical student at the Dr. Kiran C. Patel College of Osteopathic Medicine in Clearwater, FL. She received a Bachelor of Science degree in Cell and Molecular Biology from the University of Rhode Island. When she is not busy studying, you can find her relaxing on the beach or enjoying walks with friends.