newdoc2013

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If you're anything like me, you may have found yourself saying, "oh my god, I hate third year." you might have also done sdn searches looking for reassurance that others have felt the same way - I've literally type the phrase I hate third year and pushed search upwards of twenty times in this god forsaken year...


But then....


You start night float... All of a sudden you're doing 16 hour shifts but in reverse and what you thought was miserable becomes unbearable. I've thought countless times - why am I doing this, I hate becoming a doctor.


Then, at 5:50 am, 10 minutes before your scheduled to leave you hear over the intercom - "can we have the medical student to [L&D] room 1 for a delivery?"


An hour and a half later you've helped deliver a baby.. An hour and a half too late, sleep; but you dont care. it makes sense why you've started on this crazy career - you care about people. You've just assisted a mother bringing a child into the world. You watched her doubt herself, give up and eventually find the confidence to do something that looks impossible.

I am so glad I am becoming a doctor!!!!!! It is so worth it. (thought it would be nice for future searchers of doom and gloom to read something positive for once ;) )
 

Sheldor

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They over head page medical students to the delivery room at your hospital? Crazy.
 

SteinUmStein

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Looks like Stockholm syndrome has set in for the poor OP.
:laugh: Yep, plus when it hurts bad enough for long enough you just become numb. I've seen it in those ahead of me and I can't wait for my turn! :rolleyes:
 

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Medical school is the kindest, bravest, warmest, most wonderful human thing I've ever known in my life
 

bakanoisha

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Bam. End-stage Stockholm.

Deliveries CAN sometimes be adorable though.
Especially when the mom is pooping everywhere and bleeding on it. o_0 jk jk

Just saying, I'm not so sure anything about deliveries can be classified as "cute". :p
 
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newdoc2013

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and yes i may be a bit stockholm-y but it was still a really good walk home when I typed my orig post :thumbup:
 

Hoju

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Bam. End-stage Stockholm.

Deliveries CAN sometimes be adorable though.
Adorable in a nasty kind of way. To each their own. I'm glad you found something to cheer you up.
 

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If you're anything like me, you may have found yourself saying, "oh my god, I hate third year." you might have also done sdn searches looking for reassurance that others have felt the same way - I've literally type the phrase I hate third year and pushed search upwards of twenty times in this god forsaken year...


But then....


You start night float... All of a sudden you're doing 16 hour shifts but in reverse and what you thought was miserable becomes unbearable. I've thought countless times - why am I doing this, I hate becoming a doctor.


Then, at 5:50 am, 10 minutes before your scheduled to leave you hear over the intercom - "can we have the medical student to [L&D] room 1 for a delivery?"


An hour and a half later you've helped deliver a baby.. An hour and a half too late, sleep; but you dont care. it makes sense why you've started on this crazy career - you care about people. You've just assisted a mother bringing a child into the world. You watched her doubt herself, give up and eventually find the confidence to do something that looks impossible.

I am so glad I am becoming a doctor!!!!!! It is so worth it. (thought it would be nice for future searchers of doom and gloom to read something positive for once ;) )
Quoting cause this'll be deleted one day soon.
 

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I never got to deliver a baby during my OB rotation, much less was paged to the room for that purpose.

Never did a single pelvic exam during the rotation either. They really don't like boys in Ob/Gyn.
 

Oxer45

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I never got to deliver a baby during my OB rotation, much less was paged to the room for that purpose.

Never did a single pelvic exam during the rotation either. They really don't like boys in Ob/Gyn.
That's sad. 1/2 of your future patients will be females and I'm sure some will have OB problems. They're just decreasing your ability to take care of female pts.
 

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Same experience with me. I actually thought it was NORMAL for med students to never do deliveries(although I delivered a....placenta :eek:). Although I was asked to leave countless times in clinic, I thankfully got to do some pelvic exams just so I won't be a doofus in residency.

I think it's the fact that ladies don't like guys to see their lady parts, so male med students get the short end of the stick as far as Ob/gyn goes....
 
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I never got to deliver a baby during my OB rotation, much less was paged to the room for that purpose.

Never did a single pelvic exam during the rotation either. They really don't like boys in Ob/Gyn.
Ummmmm, what? I thought those were lcme graduation requirements. Appearantly not?
 
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