You will meet some really cool people, but you will also meet very nasty people, in terms of hygiene and in terms of attitude. Some of the nastiest and most pissed-off people were medical staff — nurses and doctors. And as a medical student, you are at the bottom of the hill. I’m going to give you some tips on how to get through third year without too much anxiety.
But how many of the 94% who do finish medical school will actually thrive during those years? For the next few years, you must make it a practice to be very organized.
You can also search for any Picmonic, meaning no more hurriedly shuffling through a deck of cards or stack of notes to a topic.
The quantity of material you need to remember is way beyond what you had in pre med classes.
This attitude eliminates a lot of issues stemming from unmet expectations and disappointment.
DATE NIGHT Time and communication are essential for a strong, medical marriage. Even during our pre-med years, we went out on a date together every single weekend.
A friend of mine once said, regarding parenting, “The days are long, but the years are short,” and not only did that change my life with my day to day parenting outlook, but it hits pretty close to home with residency too. (I joke that I have an honorary doctoral degree, but so far, no one is buying it.