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5+ Year Member
- Aug 11, 2008
- Medical Student
Um no. 3rd year is the hardest. You are worked crazy hours, don't have control over your own schedule, and are expected to remember and apply much of what the prior two years taught you; and are at risk of being berated verbally at times. It is also the best year of med school (Those aren't mutually exclusive concepts), though you may not think so as you are being pimped mercilessly after being on the wards for 30 hours straight.
The first two years are actually the easiest, but you don't realize how good you have it until you are further along, and look back.
If every med student you know tells you that the first year is the hardest, then I think you need to meet some new med students.
I've heard ppl say either 3rd or 1st. I'm excited for the 3rd year because, if you are actually in med school because you like medicine, you actually get to somewhat start practicing some real medicine!