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Residency vs. 3rd year

Discussion in 'Family Medicine' started by drwatson, Mar 22, 2007.

  1. drwatson

    drwatson Stern. Stern but fair. 2+ Year Member

    Sep 21, 2006
    221 B Baker Street
    Ok, so I'm a third year med student and there is one thing (well many things but lets start at the begining) that is bothering me. I'm thinking of doing FM (obviously) but one of the most frustrating things about third year is that I'm switching specialities every month.

    It seems like it takes me 2 weeks to figure out what up, then just as soon as I'm rocking and rolling BANG onto the next rotation where I have to start all over again from zero. I get the feeling that doing that for 3 years would put me in a constant state of feeling dumb all the time. (or at least 1/2 the time)

    Anyone else feel the same? Can someone correct me on this? Does this somehow change?
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  3. Blue Dog

    Blue Dog Fides et ratio. Physician Gold Donor SDN Advisor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

    Jan 21, 2006
    Not to worry. Being a resident is nothing like being a third-year medical student. There's a lot to be said for cumulative experience.
  4. tatabox80

    tatabox80 Super-Duper Member 10+ Year Member

    May 24, 2002
    Good to know since I will be starting my family medicine residency in July....

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