Meredith: "Cristina, I think Derek is dead. He would have come for us by now, he definitely would have come to us.
Derek: "I heard your voice. I thought I was dreaming."
Derek: "You have to close the wound. Use the safety pin, move your way inside and out, and then put the bandana on top of it, and tape it."
Cristina: "What's the t-shirt for?"
Derek: "Put it in my mouth, I'm probably gonna scream a lot. I'm gonna pass out."
Meredith: "Okay, I'm sorry. Please pass out."
A month ago, you were in med school being taught by doctors. Today, you are the doctors. The seven years you spend here as a surgical resident will be the best and worst of your life. You will be pushed to the breaking point. Eight of you will switch to an easier specialty. Five of you will crack under the pressure. Two of you will be asked to leave. This is your starting line. This is your arena. How well you play? That’s up to you.
The years we spend as surgical residents will be the best and worst of our lives. We will be pushed to our breaking point. This is the starting line. This is our arena. How well we play, that’s up to us.