Bobbi Porche: What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?
In honor of Mother’s Day, TMC News asked members of the Texas Medical Center community: What’s the best advice your mother ever gave you?
“You don’t realize your mom is wise until you’re older. Through my years in medical school and looking back over my life, my mom always told me, ‘If you start something,you have to ﬁnish it. If you made a commitment,you need to honor it.’ But the best advice was, ‘You’re going to have failure in life, and you will be deﬁned by how you handle adversity.’ I see my mom now—she’s so successful, at the top of her areer as an anesthesiologist. But she remembers failing her biochem test in medical school. She took a day to cry, but afterwards she took the test over again and got an A. Most people don’t discuss their failures in life, especially when they’ve made it. But my mom is never afraid to talk about the bumps in the road.”
— BOBBI PORCHE
May 2018 graduate of McGovern Medical School at UTHealth
Bobbi Porche plans to follow in the footsteps of her mother, Vivian Porche, M.D., and become an anesthesiologist.