Currently, I am a neurology resident and neuroscientist at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN. As a neurology resident, I conducted my intern year rotating within internal medicine. In less than 2 weeks, I will be a PGY-2 neurology resident. As I reflect over my experience, it has been a year of tremendous excitement and extreme difficulty. I have grown into becoming a more independent physician-scientist. For those transitioning from medical student to physician, here my words of wisdom to help make it a smooth transition.