nursefrances, thank you for taking the time to write this supportive article. I am far away from beginning to work on the clinicals, but I can relate to how difficult it is to feel confident and keep up the strength when I know much less than those I work with. Especially if they are belittling me, a vulnerable and a dependent newbie. Your article addresses a very important point - that medicine is a vast field and, as a health care professional, you never stop learning; that we learn from our mistakes, and everyone makes them. I will sure try to not take the negativity of others personally, or better yet - I will try to think of the positives. Thanks.