So we’re finally onto our second edition of inspirational music for the medical student. This week’s song selection is by my favorite band ever (though my enthusiasm is a bit dimmed by the fact that he went from solo acoustic to a band and became more mainstream, but I guess you do what you have to do to survive): Dashboard Confessional. Even though I don’t like the songs from his first full band album as much as I absolutely adore all of his older solo stuff, the song I’ve chosen is from his post-band days: If You Can’t Let it Be. It’s not so much directly related to med school, but it reminds me of our days in anatomy lab, what with all the mention of cadavers and cutting. It also makes me think of how surgeons “scalpel, suture, made (make people) whole again.”

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