SDN Members don't see this ad. (About Ads) I'm finishing up my clinical year soon. I've honored all rotations so far, but I have been unbelievably miserable in doing so. I just don't enjoy being in the hospital or doing anything clerical (cough, I mean clinical). I can't stand rounding, admitting patients, standing endlessly in the OR, falling asleep in the reading room, etc.. I really enjoyed my basic science years, but I feel like the clinical year has sucked the soul out of learning. It's so damn boring and you learn so inefficiently on the wards... like you learn some random super specific indication for a drug on a highly sub specialized service. I can learn more by reading for an hour than the random crap that's covered in 7 hours of continuous rounding. Anyone else miserable or felt like this? I honestly feel like I have no idea why I'm here. Is it just to collect grades to get a prestigious residency of my choice? Seems that way.