Picture of Rhea D'CostaRhea D’Costa
McMaster University
Class of 2016

The following short poem was inspired by the mounting frustration that senior medical students feel around the most wonderful time of the year – CaRMS applications season! If only there were evidence-based treatment guidelines for writer’s block…

tabula rasa
untrodden path
new beginning
fresh start

renewed hope
bright future
big plans
first step

journey progresses
novelty fades
smiles dim
long hours

increasing frustration
tension mounts
awaiting release
paper rips

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