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Fun and Medicine at same time?????

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by Gauravvv, Jun 12, 2001.

  1. Gauravvv

    Gauravvv 7+ Year Member

    Jun 2, 2001
    New York
    Can the two coexist?
    I understand that a career in medicine requires lots of studying and focus. it is also necessary to give up alot of things which can be taken for granted?
    my question is, even with the tough curriculum and cram sessions, do any students find time to just "chill"?
    especially students in combined undergrad/grad programs, like NYIT's BS/DO program, which i start in the fall?

    oh yah, about all this Indian stuff on the site, for all the desis out there, doesnt this sorta sound like the plot from American Desi?...hahah...Ajay is the man..haha...
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  3. Jamier2

    Jamier2 SDN Hillbilly Moderator Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Mar 22, 2001
    Someone else posted that they took pilot lessons during MS2 year, but had to drop out of the lessons to focus more on class. I think we'll have time for some fun, but will also have to manage time very wisely to do both. :)
  4. muonwhiz

    muonwhiz Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Feb 6, 2001
    I sure hope so! We are going to have to work hard in med school, so hopefully there will be some time to play hard too!
  5. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Yes... They can both coexist.... At least I hope they do :D
  6. Popoy

    Popoy SDN Super Moderator 10+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    I heard the opposite.... I heard medical school is a lot better than undergraduate... Just a thought :cool:
  7. B-Flatblues

    B-Flatblues Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 22, 2001
    Ofcourse. The only people who do not have fun while in medical school, are the people who wouldn't be having fun outside of medical school. Your life, career and education are what you make of it. Make time to enjoy yourself, or else, you won't enjoy your career.
  8. DepressedNYCOMstudent

    DepressedNYCOMstudent Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2000
    NYCOM's block testing schedule does provide you with enough time for fun. We have exams every 4 to 5 weeks. So, after the week of exams I don't really study for an entire week....most of my classmates also take that week after the exam week easy. We catch up on sleep, go out , party, watch movies, baseball, basketball etc. The second week after the exams is when I start studying and the studying goes on for three-4 weeks upto the exam week. Then we go through a week filled with exams everyday ( last week we had nine exams !!). Don't get scared...this really works out well because you have the remaining 4 weeks to plan out your schedule. However, don't expect to find a relationship with somebody in your class because most of the students want to stay strictly in the friendship zone. I had hoped to find my significant other at med school but it doesn't seem to be working out that way. But most of the people in class are really very nice and friendly. Just enjoy your time. There is always time to have fun. Don't worry. And always remember that Life is what you make out of it.

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