I'm counting down the days till I get to 3rd year. I'm well aware that the days will suck the life outta me then but at least I'll be doing something else than just studying all day. I really think the monotony of this cycle is the worst...well at least every day gone by is a day closer to the end of the tunnel.
....I'm well aware that the days will suck the life outta me then but at least I'll be doing something else than just studying all day....
Ah, yeah, MS-1... I remember those days...they were tough, for sure.
MS-2 is a bit better... Now I've added, running with my dog, practicing/teaching TKD, tutoring anatomy, teaching BLS, and attending the occasional school/club meeting to the cycle of school/study/sleeping/eating that you described. In about a month, I'm going to add, "studying for Step I of the boards" to all that. Oh boy, can't wait.
Hang in there.
I think I know what you mean. I'm starting to hit "the wall."
This iz teh correkt answerstart fighting that burnout now, spiced. It only gets worse as second year goes on, and by the time boards come around you just don't care about anything anymore and can't stand to read an extra second more than absolutely necessary. go take a vacation or something and get recharged.
I probably spent more time reading and studying each day during my IM rotations than I did during the first two years. The material is a little different, but don't kid yourself by thinking it's easier. I had a lot of days were I spent 12 hours in the hospital and 4 or 5 hours reading afterwards before bedtime.
Could be worse I had a question about tensegrity on my last OPP exam... The correct answer I kid you not wasOur teachers site their OMM papers with references from the seventies and early eighties and use each others' quotes as references and test material... kind of a disappointment. I believe in a lot of OMM, it is just taught in a horribly nonacademic way. I wish they would give us new sources, research, results that aren't rhetoric, etc. I want to use it, but the VAST majority of our class has expressed their supreme disappointment in the class. That said, they have to be some of the nicest, most understanding people on the staff. Give it a chance and see what you get out of it in the end.