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Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by Depakote, May 4, 2007.

  1. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    I gave up caffeine 3 years ago. I've been great without it ever since.

    I will be an M1 in aproximately 3 months.

    How long do you think I'll last?

    EDIT: POST 2750... sweet
     
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  3. Vvandenn

    Vvandenn Member 2+ Year Member

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    Which school are ya heading off to?
     
  4. lilnoelle

    lilnoelle Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

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    I think a person who doesn't want caffeine won't need it in med school as long as they don't procrastinate in their studies.
    I don't NEED caffeine, however I love Mountain Dew and so I drink quite a bit of it.

    I think you'll make it if you are determined to. I'll bet my entire salary in 2007.
     
  5. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

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    I've been caffeine-less most of my time in college also. I'm not planning on starting in med school either. You're not alone :thumbup:
     
  6. emaj1n

    emaj1n M1 2+ Year Member

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    I hope you can stay caffeine free! I would love to be in your position. Less caffeine helps me with sleep, stress, fatigue. You can do it!:clap:
     
  7. VaulterGirl

    VaulterGirl I ♥ Coquí 2+ Year Member

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    I'm caffeine free as well. I will be heading back to the coffee capital. It didn't get me in undergrad so we will see what happends in med school.
     
  8. medicalmarvel

    medicalmarvel 2+ Year Member

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    In my personal opinion, i think cafeine does not create hurdles in anybody's work, whatever his or her work may be. so for a med student or whomever, it might not be really productive to care about taking cafeine or not a great deal.
     
  9. Depakote

    Depakote Pediatric Anesthesiologist Rocket Scientist Physician Moderator Emeritus Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Right now: UMDNJ-SOM

    But I'm on waitlists at: Cinci, Toledo and Buffalo so we'll see.
     
  10. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    You can remain caffeine-independent as long as you want to (so long as you don't give up easily and relapse). I've been caffeine free all my life including undergrad and I plan on remaining so in med school (starting in a little more than a month. :eek: )

    In fact, consuming caffeine to stay awake has never been an issue for me...I can stay awake and function with little sleep. Most people have trouble staying awake but I have trouble staying asleep longer than 4 hours at a stretch :smuggrin: (definitely need drugs to stay asleep for 8). And no, it's not a disorder; it's an asset. ;)
     

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