I was curious whether "cognitive enhancement" (nootropic) drugs are becoming prevalent in med school - specifically, modafinil. I've never tried it but I have been curious for some time if the benefits are really substantial, and going into med school the issue has become rather salient for me. That said, I imagine there is some controversy - is it unfair to the rest of the class? I'm not competitive by any stretch of the imagination, and I'd rather drop the matter than make classmates uncomfortable or angry. On a personal level, however, anything that might make me more competent and knowledgeable as a physician would seem to be worth considering. So, has anyone tried cognitive enhancers? Were they effective? Does anyone have strong opinions on their use during M1/M2? Has anyone been prescribed monafidil for shift work sleep disorder as an M3 or beyond?