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A quick update. - Nobody wears a white coat any more... — LiveJournal
...a tribute to becoming a doctor.
A quick update.
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erichowens From: erichowens Date: July 3rd, 2004 10:40 am (UTC) (etched in stone)
All these acronyms, for tests, that you use just scare the hell out of me. Also the tests themselves... I realize all learning is exponential, and that it should be understandable something as far away for me as medical school would be just as intimidating as say Calculus would've been for me five years ago. But by the time you get there, using the same reliable study skills (adapted as needed), it all works out?

You see, I think I'm a bright kid, but somehow I worry I'll float through college and all the premed requirements and enjoy life as a whole and grow as a person-- then get to medical school, and discover some fatal flaw in my perspicacity that makes medical school not compatible with my brain and I just start so suck... in your experience, is that possible?

(I felt like ranting. Congrats on kicking ass on your tests, by the way)
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 3rd, 2004 05:29 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
I breezed through high school and college; the only class I had trouble with was biochem.
I had a great time and enjoyed life.

I failed first-year anatomy due to having no clue what I was getting into. There were times in the first two years when the only thing that kept me going was the fear of defaulting on my loans. And I'm still convinced I suck.

It's going to happen. Nothing and no-one can prepare you for medical school, so don't worry about it. You'll find out what you have in you when you get there.
ayradyss From: ayradyss Date: July 3rd, 2004 05:44 pm (UTC) (etched in stone)
(Oh, and if you go back to my second-year stuff...)

There's no way to prepare for that kind of pressure :)
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