Originally posted by Stinger86
I guess I'm just the black sheep on this topic, but I nearly got burned out every week of my first year, not my second. I'd rather spend 10 hours studying pathology or pharm than spend 10 minutes studying biochemistry or neuroscience. First year became so boring and intolerable to me that I contemplated quitting during the second semester. Fortunately for me I had people talk me out of it, and now I never have to worry about that torture again.
Yeah, second year's a lot of work, but don't you think it's more enjoyable to be learning that stuff than a bunch of fifth-year basic college biology/chemistry?
Oh well, next come the boards then the wards.
don't worry you are not alone, we can do it together...Originally posted by dermatome S5
Thank the dear Lord above for path and getting to see a few patients. Other than that 10 hrs a week, school blows. I have had lectures and class every school day since I was 4 or 5, I am about ready for clinics. I have worked on a farm, filed in a mortgage office, cleaned cars, put in sprinkler systems, and performed other crappy jobs but I absolutely despise sitting in a classroom for 7 hours a day. And its 130 on a saturday night, im sober, alone, and have been studying pharm all day----yes, i'm a little burned out.
Sorry for bitch session, just getting it off my chest. I actually skip about 5 hours of class a day and am just ready for some actual responsibility.
Originally posted by Rod Farva
Yeah, 2nd year sucks. I've gotten to the point where I actually enjoy studying for the boards because it means I'm not reading endless pages of poorly-written syllabi 3 times trying to siphon every last bit of minutiae to be able to pass a course exam. What's wrong with me? Think I need to go out and get drunk now.