As a new physician, I thought I knew it all. However, I quickly learned in those first few years that medical school simply gives you the tools with which to evaluate the thousands of different patients you’ll see in your career. Even with those great tools, you must pursue ongoing medical education or you quickly become outdated. It’s definitely a stressful life, but gratifying when you find answers and relieve suffering. When faced with a sick patient for whom standard treatments are not working, physicians feel compelled to look for other options to relieve that patient’s suffering.