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  1. DOcjoshua

    DOcjoshua Member

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    I don't know about anyone else but I am ready to get this whole medical school thing started already. I don't know if it because my job is starting to become frustrating or just what it is. Don't get me wrong I am looking forward to an enjoyable summer of working and relaxing but the constant thought of the work ahead makes me that much more anxious to get started. Just wondering if anyone else would just like to get on with it already or not? Or, if you are ultimately dreading the work load ahead? I hope everyone has an exciting and enjoyable summer. As it is the last summer before entering the Labyrinth which is Medical School. Good Luck to all.

    DOcJoshua
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  3. Careofme

    Careofme Senior Member

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    DOc,

    Yah, I know EXACTLY what you mean. I'm very anxious - to the sad point where I sometimes cannot sleept at night (not that I'll be sleeping much once medical schools starts either!).

    My job is so-so as I havent yet told them I'm leaving so I am basically just counting the days down....

    However, I'm ready for a change in location and can't wait to move to somewhere new - I grew up in Boston, went to college in Boston, and now work in Boston - YIKES.

    Variety is good and I'm going to be doing something I WANT to do - what can be better? :)

    -care
     
  4. RockandRolldoc

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    While I share both of your sentiments... I am also prepared for the fact that in six months we'll be in the middle of our first year having exams. We might not be as 'excited' about everything then. Reality is and has always been one of my best friends. I am not trying to bring things down... I mean, i'm sooo excited to move to Ft.Lauderdale and start school, but a very wise person once told me:
    "Always keep your words soft and tender because one day you may have to eat them."

    Joshua, good luck next year at CCOM, and Care, I hope I see you this summer at NOVA.
     
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    I have 29 working days left!!! I have it posted on a white board by my office. My boss HATES it, but everyone else gets a kick out of it. My boss says physicians are just a bunch of anal retentive geeks...This is coming from an E.E. who plays with FORTRAN for fun!
     
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    I have 21 working days left and I'm counting down the minutes b/c my jobs is sooo boring. I think medicine will be infinitely more exciting than biotech.
     
  7. DOcjoshua

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    RockandRoll, I too feel your sentiment that in six months I will probably be in a sleep deprived stupor whining about how much easier and stress free having a job was, but the reality of right now is that my job sucks. I have unitl the end of July to stick it out and then I am taking a break for a month to prepare for the year ahead and do a ton of relaxing. Well Good luck to all where ever it is that life decides to chew you up and spit you out. Later
     
  8. Dr. MAXY

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    I hear you guys. I'm really ready to start like today. I can't wait to move back to Oklahoma where all my friends and buddies are. I moved here to Houston after graduation to work with this chemical company and I really like the job and the fact that I have my own personal office. Even though I like the job, I still don't like it as much as medicine. I LOVE Medicine and can't wait to start. Also, I have marked the number of days I have left, but no one at my job knows about me going into med school.
    I'm really glad I have been accepted but now, I missed those adrenaline rushes. Stuff like waiting for letters, Preparing for interviews, interviews, waiting for acceptance/rejection letters etc. kept my blood flowing and juices pumping. Now I can't wait to start so I can get those adrenaline rush again.
     
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    Hey all, those of you with boyfriends, girlfriends, significant others, etc., are you moving to school with them? What are your thoughts about this. One school of thought says that partners are a distraction and a burden while studying for something, and the other says that a partner can be a great support when things are rough at school. My girlfriend of 2+ years is staying here for now, to stay with her current job and apartment. But I will miss her alot, is anyone going through similar situations? Its a big commitment to move to another state and start a whole new life with someone who is going to be working their ass off in school. Anyway, just a thought to kick off some ideas. Doc Josh, see you at CCOM!
     
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    20 days and counting until my last day of work. 25 days until school starts!
     
  11. barbjs

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    I absolutely can't wait to move down to sunny Florida!! My last final is tomorrow(I should be studying) and I am trying to write my thesis for my masters program that I am in, and then I will be done. I am dreading this thesis.
     
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    Howdy,

    I really encourage in coming students to relax and enjoy the time off. Two or three weeks into school you will be thinkng back to the lazy days of summer. Take advantage of the calm before the storm.
     
  13. mddo2b

    mddo2b STOP PAGING ME....PLEASE!

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    Guys, 4 years ago I felt exactly like you do now. Here is a little advice, enjoy life as you know it now, because before you know it you will be longing for the good old days of sleeping in and enjoying life at your own pace. Preety soon you will tell time based on how many days/hours of studying you have befoe the next exam. It's not ALL bad but it is going to be tough, really tough. So enjoy every second now, go on vacation and party....in my opinion this will realy get you ready for med-school... <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" />
     
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    Hey everyone,
    I wish school would start now too. My job is becoming very tedious, 28 more days. i will be happy when it is over. It seems like forever. i feel like i am caught in the middle of some silly limbo. i am having fun with my friends for now but i can't wait to start. well, good luck to everyone. see some of you soon (umdnj-som )
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  15. Thumper

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    </font><blockquote><font size="1" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">quote:</font><hr /><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">Originally posted by conmantlc:
    <strong>Hey all, those of you with boyfriends, girlfriends, significant others, etc., are you moving to school with them? What are your thoughts about this. One school of thought says that partners are a distraction and a burden while studying for something, and the other says that a partner can be a great support when things are rough at school. My girlfriend of 2+ years is staying here for now, to stay with her current job and apartment. But I will miss her alot, is anyone going through similar situations? Its a big commitment to move to another state and start a whole new life with someone who is going to be working their ass off in school. Anyway, just a thought to kick off some ideas. Doc Josh, see you at CCOM!</strong></font><hr /></blockquote><font size="2" face="Verdana, Helvetica, sans-serif">I wish I was moving with my boyfriend (or him with me) but I got into TUCOM, while he got into Ohio State. So, I'm preparing for having HUGE long distant bills and an occasional flight here and there. Actually, for the past three years, we were inseperable. We had the same major and minor, and took almost every class together. I can say from experience that while you will be missing the constant support, company, and love, it will probably be better in that you can focus on what you need to do. My grades suffered as an undergrad, because I'm the type that has to STUDY, while he is the type that gets the info during lecture, and reads over his notes the night before the exam as a refresher! So, I know how hard it is to concentrate and make time for studying when the love of your life is sitting across the table from you. Good luck in your future endeavors, and if you decide to have your GF come live with you, then GREAT! <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> <img border="0" alt="[Clappy]" title="" src="graemlins/clappy.gif" /> Just don't be too upset about not being with her at the moment, cause the more you study, the better you will do, the better residency you will get, and the more options you will have to work where your sweetheart will be. That is the goal I am striving for right now, see??!!! :p
    AS for wanting to get started already, I'm not all that hyped up about it. I realize I have another 2 1/2 months with my honey, and the thought of saying goodbye to him is just unbearable, so I'm trying to make the best of our time together, and forget about Aug. 1st, when I'll have to move away! <img border="0" title="" alt="[Frown]" src="frown.gif" />
     
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  17. Vince

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    To all those who are working and getting sick of it and ready to start medical school...you will start med school soon...enjoy what you are doing now.....

    because, no matter what you are doing now....you will probably miss it once you start medical school....i was suprised how much I missed working my old job....and I used to complain about it sometimes....

    It's all about perspective I guess....
     
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    Thumper--
    Thanks for the post, its nice to know someone else is in the same boat. You sound like you are really able to look at the big picture about all this. That helps. I'm also really looking forward to starting school, and meeting other people who share my interests, so I think everything will work out fine. My GF is a physical therapist who is already done with school so maybe after the first year she can move out there with me, but you and your boyfriend each have many years of schooling ahead, good luck with that, the way you talk about your relationship sounds like you will be able to deal with anything...thanks for the reply.
     
  20. drchris33

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    I too will be separated from my wife. I also have four children (7,5, 18 mo, and 9 weeks), so that part is going to kill me. My youngest will be going through all those cool changes and start doing things....I am going to miss out on that! I just hope she remembers I am her dad and that I love her very much. My 18 month old is going to really miss me. I don't know how I am going to do it without him; I asked my wife if he could come with me, but she didn't want him and his little sister to be separated. The older two are nieces of my wife's that we are raising, so they are just like daughters. I will miss them as well, but the younger two will be tough.
    As for my wife, this will be a very good test. We have had a rough marriage, almost splitting up a few times. So I think after this year, I will know if we will remain together or not.

    Just thought I would throw in my two cents worth!

    Good luck everyone with your endeavors!

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    Well, I wish I was moving together with my girlfriend, but she's going to TWU in Houston for Nursing, and I have to move back to Oklahoma. Hope all goes well, and she can join me in 2 years.
     
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    What do I get for making the 100+ mark?
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  23. DrChrisN

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    I am so ready to get to South Florida! I am married and of course I am bringing my wife with me. She is a teacher and will have no trouble finding a job.This summer so far hasnt been all that exicting anyway. All I have been doing is working everyday and my wife and I are saving every penny we can for our move down to NOVA and for all the expenses for starting out.

    I am definitely ready to slice open my cadaver.

    Chris
    NSUCOM 2006
     

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