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summer after 1st year

Discussion in 'Medical Students - DO' started by faeryprincess, May 8, 2001.

  1. faeryprincess

    faeryprincess Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    what do most students do during the summer after their first year of medical school? what did you do?
     
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  3. NYCOMScrubs

    NYCOMScrubs Member 10+ Year Member

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    At NYCOM we get about six weeks off, four if we're stuck taking re-takes. Most people I know are spending the break traveling. You might as well do it then. Who knows when you'll get another chance.
     
  4. tiffsatt

    tiffsatt Member 10+ Year Member

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    Does it matter if you do anything clinical related during the first summer off? I have heard that it doesn't and I have heard that it does! Any info would be appreciated.
     
  5. Winged Scapula

    Winged Scapula Cougariffic! Staff Member Chief Administrator Administrator Physician Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 15+ Year Member

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    Classmates interested in more competitive specialties for residency used that summer to do research, make connections, etc. but lots of us just played (which is what I suggest you do). :)
     
  6. ebola95

    ebola95 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    guys...let's face it, this is your last summer you're gonna have off until you retire....go have fun and enjoy yourself...especially after surviving your first year....most of my class is going to europe....i am going to bust my ass and work the first half of the summer, then go backbacking the last half until school starts again in the fall....

    ENJOY the summer! do something you think you will not be able to do again (i am going to try skydiving!) once you get into the hustle and bustle of it all!
     
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    vietcongs Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    what about summers after your 2nd 3rd yrs? are they similar or will you be studying for boards? :rolleyes:
     
  8. faeryprincess

    faeryprincess Junior Member 10+ Year Member

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    thanks for all the input. guess i needed some reassurance that i can play next summer, as it will probably be my last real summer off! :)
     
  9. DepressedNYCOMstudent

    DepressedNYCOMstudent Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    The summer is the only time when you will get a REAL break and that also for a whole month. I am going to Europe and on vacation to the Swiss Alps. Yes, you do get a lot of time to play , especially during the first year. I watched every Yankees game untill the world series last year while I was IN med school and I managed to pass everything in med school. So, don't think med school is all work and no play. You have just got to learn how to balance work and play well and you will be fine. Have a great vacation.
     

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