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Most useful/beneficial year of medical education

Discussion in 'Internal Medicine and IM Subspecialties' started by WADO, Aug 5, 2011.

  1. WADO

    WADO ZZzzzz...
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    I aksed this elsewhere but got little response, so I figured I would pop the question here since I'm interested in IM.

    I guess the question is geared towards those that have already graduated. I will be an MS-2 this fall but I don't feel as though I learned all that much as an MS-1. I mean, yes, I "learned" a lot in terms of basic sciences but the clincally-related stuff seems pretty disjointed. The only thing I feel I learned to do during first year was learn how to run through the motions of a physical but that's really about it.

    At what point along your education were you able to learn the most that you are actually able to apply as a competent physician?
    Also, was there any point where it just came together and made sense?

    Thanks in advance.
     
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  3. jdh71

    jdh71 epiphany at nine thousand six hundred feet
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    So far, for me, the most valuable year always seems to be the one I'm in.

    7 years in and I feel like I've finally just started my real medical training in fellowship.
     
  4. gutonc

    gutonc No Meat, No Treat
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    What he said. I would say that your first year of anything (clinical portion of med school, internship, fellowship, attending) is probably the highest yield of that particular portion of your education/training. But seriously, they're all valuable.
     
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    4th year of medical school. God I learned so much about Call of Duty then...
     

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