Saturday, February 14, 2009

101 Things You Wish You Knew Before Starting Medical School

  1. If I had known what it was going to be like, I would never have done it- sure to say this!
  2. You’ll study more than you ever have in ur life.
  3. Anatomy sucks. All of the bone names sound the same.
  4. Third year rotations will suck the life out u.
  5. You may discover early on that medicine isn’t for u-but keep going!
  6. Nurses will treat you badly, simply because u r a medical student.
  7. You’ll work with at least one attending physician who you’ll want to beat the shit out of.
  8. You’ll ask a stranger about the quality of their stools or details about their menses!
  9. You’ll be sleep deprived- or, u may sleep all ur free times to chase away ur depression!
  10. You will develop a thick skin. If you fail to do this, you’ll cry often.
  11. Public humiliation is very commonplace in medical training- need to get used to it!
  12. Surgeons are assholes. Take my word for it now- may b coz they do PR all the time!
  13. Rumors surrounding members of your class will spread faster than they did in high school.
  14. Telling local girls u meet at cafe that you’re a medical student doesn’t mean shit-They’ve been hearing that for years. Be more unique!
  15. You will meet lots of cool people out there, one of them might be your wife or husband.
  16. family and friends would ask you for medical opinion- even when you are in the first year!