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What are you looking forward to in medical school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by LostinLift, May 12, 2014.

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  1. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    I'm excited to have the majority of my grades come from multiple choice tests. I also look forward to being truly challenged by school and actually being motivated to rise to said challenge. New people and new opportunities, etc.

    What about you?
     
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  3. compstomper

    compstomper 7+ Year Member

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    Hear hear!:highfive:

    I'm looking forward to finally throwing off the uncertainty of being a premed. To know that it's no longer if, but what kind of MD I'll be is a great feeling. Also looking forward to making some new friends in school.

    Most of all, I'm looking forward to learning how to be a great doctor.
     
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  4. sobored

    sobored 2+ Year Member

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    Eh, it gets old pretty quick. But good attitude regardless.
     
  5. NoDakDok

    NoDakDok 2+ Year Member

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    MDApps:
    Boards.


    ;)
     
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  6. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    I believe it was a Ted talk, maybe Tony Robbins, about the power of rationalization. If you convince yourself that something is better, you will believe it, and you'll be happier. And it's not hard to convince myself that I'd rather be pursuing medicine, despite all its faults, than working in any office/cubicle based or laboratory setting.

    Reminder set on my calendar to check this thread 1 year from now though ;)
     
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  7. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    How quickly the idealism dies...
     
  8. sobored

    sobored 2+ Year Member

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    Is that the shallow hal guy?
     
  9. LostinLift

    LostinLift 2+ Year Member

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    You mean banana hands?
     
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  10. sobored

    sobored 2+ Year Member

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    Ha! That made me laugh. Yeah that guy.
     
  11. optimistic3

    optimistic3 2+ Year Member

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    The camaraderie between myself and my classmates (hopefully) and all the new knowledge that I will gain.
     
  12. Essene

    Essene People don't bury nickels 2+ Year Member

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    I hate every single one of the pre's who I have to begrudgingly see class after class. It's like-- can I take a virology or biochem class without seeing so-and-so!? I look forward to never having to see them again. As a matter of fact, I should just switch schools now.

    Haha. Just kidding.
     
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  13. onyisraw

    onyisraw 2+ Year Member

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    Match day.
     
  14. Aerus

    Aerus Elemental Alchemist 5+ Year Member

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    Fully recorded lectures and P/NP grading lol
     
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  15. Spinach Dip

    Spinach Dip Delicious with nachos 2+ Year Member

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    Being on a path to getting a degree which will qualify me for a job which will actually pay me money (in 9-12 years).
     
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    mizzu Banned Banned Account on Hold

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    Not working on a oil rig
     
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  17. cs24

    cs24 2+ Year Member

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    I will be very curious to hear your thoughts in a year as well haha. I wonder what mine were when I was back in your shoes just a year ago..

    Rationalization is great, and you will do well keeping the big-picture perspective about how going into medicine is better than a lot of other lots in life, but sometimes school will suck and you will want to vent about it. Which is what most med students come on SDN to do, so don't expect a ton of med students to come on here and share your excited sentiment, but you shouldn't let that bother you.

    For one, I'm still very happy with my choice to go into medical school despite some of the BS.
     
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  18. Dailymoto

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    Anatomy lab. Looking at all of the variation in the room, checking out their diseases and injuries.

    "Who is this person?"

    Can't wait!
     
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  19. winterchill

    winterchill 2+ Year Member

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    For all the "Oh, THAT'S how..." moments.

    (Sure they'll be even more "still don't get it"s though)
     
  20. pyrrion89

    pyrrion89 UCSF '18 2+ Year Member

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    Sim dummies, research, free clinic volunteering... and... yeah, the white coat
     
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  21. Psai

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    I'm studying for step 1 and this is happening to me all the time. I just figured out how lupus works last night.
     
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  22. phunky

    phunky 2+ Year Member

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    I really look forward to going back to school and being challenged. I have never found school hard, save one or two upper division math classes in college. I have always wanted to put 100% of my effort into school, but it has never really been necessary. I am sure that won't be the case in medical school.
     
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  23. Captain Sisko

    Captain Sisko U.S.S. Defiant 2+ Year Member

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    I dunno, there's something nice in not knowing what goes into the sausage.

    I think I truly became afraid of flying when I got my degree in aeronautical engineering and started working in industry. I figured out all the different ways that stuff can happen, and that the people who design and build (and maintain) critical components aren't really all that much brighter than your average Tom, Dick, or Harry.

    No, I think the thing I'm looking forward to is getting to work with my classmates and then patients later on. Beats that tar out of working in a cube.
     
  24. Chillbo Baggins

    Chillbo Baggins HEYYEYAAEYAAAEY 2+ Year Member

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    The obnoxiously short white coat, you mean. :p
     
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  25. Psai

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    none of these things are very good
    especially the white coat which everyone and their mothers get nowadays
     
  26. Being

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    Can't wait to not be juggling a billion different things: two jobs, volunteering, EC's, wasted time in lecture, shadowing, homework, studying... It will be nice to just focus on learning things and maybe doing research / exploring different areas of medicine. I suppose I'll keep up with the EC's and volunteering, actually, but man it will be nice to (hopefully) not have to physically attend lectures and not work 40+ hours/week on top of classes.
     
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  27. MrTaco92

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    I just think it'll be a really good bonding experience between me and future classmates. I'm certainly not looking forward to endless studying though.
     
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  28. tmn

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    Moving on from pre-allo forum to greener pastures of allo.

    Srs though p/f grading and learning material that will at least be remotely relevant.
     
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  29. WillburCobb

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    Pretty much just the reason to be quitting my god awful soul sucking job.
     
  30. Oso

    Oso 2+ Year Member

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    Free food and coffee in the admissions office on interview days.

    You know you're excited about this too.
     
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  31. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Lol at this
     
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  32. J Senpai

    J Senpai Grab my arm. Other arm. MY other arm. 5+ Year Member

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    More multiple choice exams to look forward to? Fan-freakin-tastic...:yeahright:
     
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  33. DrCharlemagne

    DrCharlemagne Old Maid in Training 7+ Year Member

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    Feeling like poking around in UpToDate is no longer procrastinating.

    All the anatomies.

    Working in a lab on a project that will publish (hopefully!).

    Staying up until 2 am to study because I love whatever I'm reading and don't want to stop.

    Finding a running buddy and running with them.

    Bitching about my workload over coffee.
     
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  34. EMDO2018

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    "What are you looking forward to in medical school?"

    The mob of cute girls that will come running once I enroll .
     
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  35. medicalmnt

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    get to third base.

    #tyOBGYN
     
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  36. Planes2Doc

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    If you enjoy being beaten down to a metaphorical bloody pulp and never be the same person you once were, then have fun! ;)
     
  37. Doctor Strange

    Doctor Strange Sorcerer Supreme Lifetime Donor 2+ Year Member

    About that...
     
  38. EMDO2018

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    I don't know


    Boy you bout that life,
     
  39. allojay

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    What are you looking forward to in medical school?

    Never ending pimping sessions and UFAP'ping during M2...in all seriousness, probably having the chance to finally do something that's pertinent to my future.
     
  40. DrCharlemagne

    DrCharlemagne Old Maid in Training 7+ Year Member

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    So it's okay if I read GoT until 2 am, but not if it's assigned reading on something I'm interested in?

    EDIT: Yes, I'm a loser and a grind.
     
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  41. Planes2Doc

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    You'd be amazed at how much of what you learn is clinically irrelevant minutiae that isn't actually interesting in the slightest bit. Sure you read some fascinating things, but the minutiae really ruins so much of it. :(
     
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  42. Arkangeloid

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    Most of what you learn in med school is boring and irrelevant nonsense.

    Psych and Path are cool tho.
     
  43. ThisCouldBeYou

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    No more exams and finals. Oh wait! I think that's even more intense in med school.
     
  44. TeamLeafs

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    Soul crushing debt- all to get the MD.
     
  45. TheShaker

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    Last Friday was my last day. I went to sleep last night at 5:30AM, the same time that I would usually have to wake up to go to work for said soul sucking. Feels SO. ****ING. GOOD.
     
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  46. lobo.solo

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    Learning somewhat relevant stuff...
     
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  47. LostinLift

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  48. 911 Turbo

    911 Turbo MS-1 Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    can't wait to compare MCAT scores
     
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  49. WillburCobb

    WillburCobb I am the pull out king Banned Account on Hold 5+ Year Member

    Le sigh:(, I have 6 weeks left.
     
  50. TheShaker

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    Matriculate to the lowest MCAT average school and enjoy your ego boner.
     
  51. 911 Turbo

    911 Turbo MS-1 Gold Donor 5+ Year Member

    Caribbean here I come !!
     

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