Views from the Millennials

“Why optometry?” It is the question I always get when people find out I am an optometry student. To be honest, I find it difficult to begin the explanation for my passion for the field, so I ask: “If you could only choose 1 of the 5 basic senses the human body has (smell, touch, taste, vision, hearing), which one would it be?”

Millennial In Medicine: Angelica C. Optometry Student

If your daughter, son, mother, father, friend, or fiance is graduating from medical school, it’s important to recognize their achievement. To save you the trouble of figuring it out yourself, here are some of the best medical school graduation gifts around.

At first nobody was taking the Coronavirus very seriously, however shortly after a few cases presented at my hospital the cardiothoracic floor that I’ve been assigned to at Northside Hospital was transformed into a dedicated Covid 19 facility.

Millennial In Medicine, Benjamin - First Year Cardiothoracic Nurse


Like many of you reading this, I have struggled with mental health challenges in my life. Perhaps the most important decision I made was to introduce myself to the gym, using it as a form of stress relief. I fell in love with the way I felt mentally, and the positive effect it had on my self esteem.

Millennial In Medicine: Amber G. RN, BScN 

The best advice I could give any parent interested in medicine is to gauge your own potential and desires before agreeing to others’ interpretation of them. 

Millennial In Medicine: Lauren C.

Then as we go through our training we desire to become highly specialized and, at no fault of our own, begin unlearning what we spent all those earlier years reading, memorizing, and drilling into our minds.

Millennial In Medicine: Dr. Robinder B. M.D. M.A.

Live your dreams, travel the world, wear pajamas, wear sneakers, save lives, make money, post on the gram about it and meet people along your journey. Become a travel (registered) nurse! 

Millennial In Medicine: Renard W. 


I came to the stark realization that I don’t know myself outside of medicine anymore. In fact, I haven’t had time to pursue any of my hobbies for the past four years.

Millennial In Medicine, Sadaf A. 4th yr Medical Student

Give yourself time to learn, make mistakes, and understand them. The only one you are competing with is yourself. Your own path, your own success, is your road for you to define it. 

Millennial In Medicine: Jasmine - 1st Year Pediatrics Resident

After graduation, I gave myself about a week and a half off to rest my brain post finals. Then, the NCLEX studying began. 

Millennial In Medicine: Gabriela R.

"Why not push boundaries, challenge the status quo, share your resources, work to create an environment that is brave, and hold yourself to the highest standard"

Millennial In Medicine:  Ira M. -  MD/Ph.D. Candidate