Not sure why I'm posting this...guess I would just like to feel like I'm not alone. Ever since coming to med school (I'm an M1) I've felt pretty lonely and disconnected from my class. People are nice enough and making small talk is ok I guess, but I don't have any close friends or people I feel like I can really confide in. Part of the problem is me...I'm naturally pretty introverted and don't always feel super comfortable in big groups. For some reason I feel like my general orientation towards life and life experiences really don't jive with the typical medical student outlook/personality. I tend to recoil from cliques, gossip and arrogant attitudes. A lot of my classmates just seem to be so into the whole process, already have best friends and are on their way to making their dreams come true. I often feel like a total outsider in my class....which is usually ok because we have to study all the time. But there are times (like now) when it just hits me that all my relationships at school are pretty superficial and I'm pretty much alone. I know it's still early days...just wondering if anyone else feels this way or has felt this way.