The third year of medical school is widely recognized for its introduction to clinical rotations and being one of the most demanding phases. This period comes with complex expectations, where learning and knowing go hand in hand. It's a pivotal year that refines medical skills and shapes the practices and identities of future physicians. And navigating authenticity in the demanding medical field can be challenging, as the risk of losing parts of yourself to the process becomes a big danger. In S6E19, Mariam talks to fellow fourth-year medical students Lilly and Luti about growth, setbacks, and lessons learned, and how their personal and cultural identities contribute to their third-year experiences and evolution as doctors.