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Do med schools have class on Sundays?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by ejay286, May 17, 2008.

  1. ejay286

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    EDIT: Sorry I meant Saturdays...
     
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    Yup. But unlike weekdays, classes usually take place around 8pm and often run late into the night.
     
  3. ejay286

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    Thanks, I see your listed as an "attending." Can you clarify exactly what an attending is? After residency are you forever considered an attending?
     
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    An "attending" is one of the medical students who is always present in class. They make up the minority. The rest of "medical students", or "non-attendings" are sane enough to skip most classes and try to eek out some semblance of a life.
     
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    yup :laugh:
     
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    In case you hadn't caught on, he was joking.

    You will never have a lecture on sundays (particularly during your first two years), though during your clerkship years you will probably have to report to the hospital on a sunday every once in a while.

    "Attending" is another word for a doctor that has completed training and is practicing. "Residents" are those receiving specialty training after medical school. "Intern" is essentially another term to describe a first year resident.
     
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    Nah I don't think he was joking, I edited it in my thread that I meant to say Saturdays...
     
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    Hey cool, an attending who's into Naruto! I knew it wasn't just me on SDN :laugh:.
     
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    Seriously? You don't think he was joking? A lot of the class may meet on Saturday nights to go out.

    We haven't had Saturday classes, we have occasional Saturday class meetings. Definitely have to work on Saturdays and Sundays in the clinical years.

    Don't believe everything you read. Not everyone who says they're an attending is. I could change my status to attending if I wanted.
     
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    Dude, re-read his response. You will NEVER have a lecture at 8 pm, for the same reason why you won't have regularly scheduled lectures on Saturdays. No professor wants to show up over the weekend.

    Yes, you will occasionally find a couple rare exceptions. For example, Boston University School of Medicine offers a biostatistics course that meets saturday mornings for about 1 1/2 hours. But this only happens during summer sessions (which is elective) and attended mostly by 7 year track students (or students that failed the course during the regular semester).
     
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    :thumbup:

    I'm not an attending, but I am into Naruto! :D
     
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    Your SDN info reads that you're an attending. Might want to change that lest folks think you're lying.
     
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    i read your post as saying 8AM not PM thats what made me think it was a believable post
     
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    sure...
     
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    I'm not just an attending, I'm a school administrator. I also happen to be a single and attractive female. :D
     
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    Hi Chris Hanson! :hello:
     
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    Why don't you have a seat over there.
     
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    I think when he said class on saturdays at 8pm, he meant screwing around and de-stressing after a long, hard week of work :rolleyes:
    aka, hitting the bar, clubs, etc. or getting some tail, so to speak.

    We don't have class on weekends years 1-2. We did have to come in to anatomy lab on a few saturday mornings for test review (voluntary, but dumb if you didn't go) during anatomy block first year. During clinical years, this is a toss-up. Some rotations may require you to come in on a saturday or sunday...it all depend on your residents and attendings. I think I read somewhere that at my school you will probably never be asked to be there on a weekend day for more than 3 hours, but I'm not sure.
     
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    Wow you people are taking it all out of context here. My initial post was just a JOKE. When has there ever been mandatory lectures on a weekend in the roughly 15+ years of formal education you've had? What professor/instructor would want to sit there lecturing on metabolic pathways at 8pm on a Saturday night? People need to THINK before they post.

    This is exactly what is wrong with the majority of pre-meds these days - they lack any sort of common sense. It is getting quite ridiculous and frightening to see people who are supposed to be "smart" making threads on SDN to ask such stupid questions without even thinking logically or trying a Goggle search first. What's even more alarming is that these are the same people who will be admitted to medical school and become the future of our healthcare system. :scared:

    Also, for the record, I'm a medical student now. Maybe tomorrow I'll become a dentist if I'm feeling lucky.
     
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    It depends on your hospital's policy with regard to call schedule for medical students. But as a general rule expect to show up at least once every other weekend during internal medicine, ob/gyn and general surgery months.

    As for how long we had to stay... for us, general surgery call was always overnight. We were expected to stay until the following morning (roughly 8-9 am.. whenever we finished rounding on patients). But internal medicine we only had to stay until we (the intern and myself) admitted 5 patients from the emergency room.
     
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    Lots of joking in this thread. Here's the real dope. In the first two years of med school you are unlikely to have anything official scheduled on the weekend. You may have voluntary things, like club sponsored suture tying lessons, which happen on weekends. But in third year, everything changes. There will be rotations where you are on call over the weekends. Meaning you show up early Saturday morning and don't go home until mid day Sunday. There will be rotations where you are on call every 3rd or 4th day and the actually day of the week is irrelevant. There will be rotations where you may have weekends where you work as if they are normal business days, waiting for that golden weekend where you actually get both days off. And you may have rotations where you are at least expected to come in and round on your patients with the team in the mornings but have the afternoons free. Such is life in 3rd year. So while you may not have class on Sundays, once you reach third year, you may find yourself on the wards all day or night on a given Sunday.
     

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