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What basic science subject/class do you hate?

Discussion in 'Medical Students - MD' started by TheMightyAngus, Apr 17, 2007.

  1. TheMightyAngus

    TheMightyAngus 5+ Year Member

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    Pharmacology. Bar none.
     
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  3. WhoisJohnGalt

    WhoisJohnGalt NYC Psychiatrist Physician 7+ Year Member

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    Histology was pretty bad.
     
  4. Pembleton

    Pembleton Senior Member 10+ Year Member

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    Microbiology is the worst.
     
  5. 45408

    45408 aw buddy 7+ Year Member

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    neuro
     
  6. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    drdr2010 Sleepy intern 7+ Year Member

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    histo and embryo
     
  8. sacallaco

    sacallaco 2+ Year Member

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    embryology. that is all.
     
  9. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie 7+ Year Member

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    Pretty much all of them except for phys and path.
     
  10. Mayhem

    Mayhem Scut Bear 5+ Year Member

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    Histology. Why do they keep teaching this stuff to us?
     
  11. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    You like path? I'd say just about everything except phys, pharm, micro and histo.
     
  12. DoctorFunk

    DoctorFunk Get down with the boogie 7+ Year Member

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    Wait, wait. Maybe I should clarify. I should say that I like the topics in path that actually have a pathophysiological process behind it. I feel like tearing my own fingernails off everytime I have a lecture filled with 200 slides of random skin diseases or cancers for which they provide no mechanistic details and expect us only to remember some esoteric name coupled with some alphabet soup cancer marker.
     
  13. Droopy Snoopy

    Droopy Snoopy 7+ Year Member

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    Asked to choose between retaking biochem and slurping tapeworms through a crazy straw, I'd have to sleep on it.
     
  14. peace84

    peace84 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    i agree
     
  15. MarzMD

    MarzMD 5+ Year Member

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    Histo
     
  16. tulane06

    tulane06 Private Joker 5+ Year Member

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    Embryo, maybe anatomy
     
  17. MyNameIsOtto

    MyNameIsOtto 5+ Year Member

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    BIOCHEM, BIOCHEM AND BIOCHEM.

    I know med school is mainly rote memorization, but come on already, enough was enough!
     
  18. Dakota

    Dakota Senior Member Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Histology. Hands down.

    Wasn't really challenging, just not interesting.
     
  19. Mayhem

    Mayhem Scut Bear 5+ Year Member

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    That's charitable. It felt like I was being lobotomized with a blunt object.
     
  20. humuhumu

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    I'm not looking forward to endocrinology.

    Also, immunology is great until you have to start memorizing specific cytokines...
     
  21. Critical Mass

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    Funny you mention that. My school just announced today that they were inviting the first 6 students to reply to a "casual" discussion regarding our biochemistry course, which I'm sure is the worst biochemistry class among the 125 accredited schools. I asked if they were inviting the course director or any admins, and she said, "Yes, both deans and the course director will be there." I was like, "Um, no thanks then."

    I don't know if I can say that I hated it the most because I knew most of the material before med school, but it was bad because of course design, not really because I don't think that the material was relevant.

    My "most hated" goes to gross anatomy. Again, the reason is probably because it wasn't presented well. Anything taught in a 95% rote memory/5% application fashion is going to be a jagged little pill to swallow. I guess I should also add that I have no interest in surgery whatsoever.

    The others mentioned...

    Embryo and histo are too easy at my school to be hated. Both are crammed the night before the exam. Same goes for the flaky human behavior material and the weak attempt at biostatistics. Neuro is completely professor-dependent but is decent. Phys is also taught by too many people but Costanzo can save the material. Micro--pretty bad, also mostly rote memory (too many teachers). Pathophys and pharm--harder than they need to be, but the interesting nature of the material makes it easier to study.

    I guess this thread is about basic science classes, but our M1/2 clinical medicine "class" is :lol:
     
  22. Ashers

    Ashers Bacteria? Don't exist. Physician Faculty 10+ Year Member

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    Those were two small sections of classes for which I lived, but I did a lot of both in college. Draw out feedback loops for endocrine. Now the only reason I'm kinda enjoying path is it's endocrine path.
     
  23. 8o8o8o8

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    biochem ... mostly because of the course design, i like it a lot in undergrad, and learned way more than in med school
     
  24. megadon

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    Any class that gave hard tests requiring rote memorization. Oh, that was everything but our garbage course covering ethics, cultural medicine, etc, and the other course where you learn the physical exam.

    Don't get me wrong, I like the material (except bio-chem, that BLOWS!!), but man those tests suck. If this happens, which of the following tertiary signs would you expect.

    Gross is a gross waste of time when you look at the boards. Phys was fun, but I was an engineer, and operated a nuclear submarine, so learing about feedback was nothing new.
     
  25. MSHell

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    I agree. I hate it so much I can't bring myself to study it, but I have a test soon :scared:
     
  26. gdbaby

    gdbaby Prettier than before 7+ Year Member

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    I shudder when I hear the words "neural crest cells." I am still pretty certain I have no idea what those are.
     
  27. G.O.A.T.

    G.O.A.T. New Member 10+ Year Member

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    i only really hated the ones that ended in -ology or -stry.
     
  28. Critical Mass

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    They are the toothpaste for neuroectoderm. :thumbup:
     
  29. gdbaby

    gdbaby Prettier than before 7+ Year Member

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    Ha! BTW: I am pretty sure I mentioned at one time that I did not appreciate other SDNers using pictures of me for their avatar.
     
  30. G.O.A.T.

    G.O.A.T. New Member 10+ Year Member

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    ick.......why would you want to be that transvestite?
     
  31. 78222

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    Histo/Biochem
     
  32. vtucci

    vtucci Attending in Emergency Medicine Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

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    I disliked most of them esp. the first year courses. I did love Pathology and Micro/Immuno in second year.

    However, my pure unreserved hatred goes out to anatomy (we had embryo and histo rolled into anatomy. I liked histo though) and neuroanatomy.
     
  33. psipsina

    psipsina Senior Member 5+ Year Member

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    Biochem. If they would only teach what we needed to know to get all the cool clinical stuff I would love this class, but alas it is just mindless memorization.
     
  34. cfdavid

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    Embryo, but I'm not particularly inspired with neuro at this moment. With physio and biochem (our biochem was a newer program geared towards high levels of medical relevance etc.), I'd find myself thinking of those subjects while running with my dog and just randomly while driving etc. But, I'm just not getting that with neuro at this time. It's a bummer.
     
  35. Pontifex Maximus

    Pontifex Maximus Rads-a-palooza Physician 10+ Year Member

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    Neuro, then Embryo, then Anatomy. Hate them all.
     
  36. shivasHeroLike

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    embryo

    just didn't care about it.
     
  37. QofQuimica

    QofQuimica Seriously, dude, I think you're overreacting.... Administrator Physician PhD Faculty Lifetime Donor Classifieds Approved 10+ Year Member

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    Another least favorite vote for histology here. I've all but crossed path off my list of future specialties. :smuggrin:

    Favorite one: pharm, obviously. :cool:
     
  38. mules05

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    I hated anatomy and neuro. Anatomy because it's boring, and neuro cause I just didn't understand it.

    I love pharm, though!
     
  39. Biscuit799

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    Ditto. With a passion.

    I also hated:
    neuro
    histo
    medicine and behavior (our "touchy feely" class)
    micro


    I think I'm meant to be a surgeon because I hate bugs and drugs
     
  40. naegleria brain

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    all first years will say biochem because theyre dumb**** PhDs who do nothing but twiddle their genitalia all day long while getting off on a great immunohistochemical stain in a lab rat. in my book thats bestiality

    but wait for second year. and you get pharm. taught by idiot pharmD's who only needed 60's to pass and STILL had a 35+% dropout rate with the bare minimum of pharm knowledge. or you can have the DO who clearly shouldnt have gone to school in the first place and is better suited for teaching at jenny craig or the DO with such an inferiority complex that he makes his lecture incredibly tedious

    or maybe theyre all pissed that the general public's number 1 resource for drug info is their doctor. number 2 - internet. number 3 - pharmacologist.

    it's probably a slap in the face that they spent so long, four full years is it, learning this nonsense, can't teach it, and don't even have the same trust as the thing i use to score free virtual dates random nights that guarantee a successful date.

    yes i'm very very bitter because, you guessed it, i'm studying pharm. clearly the prof's mom was still using her isotretinoin while pregnant.
     
  41. PurpleHaze

    PurpleHaze Takin it day by day 10+ Year Member

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    Neuroscience.
     
  42. shivasHeroLike

    shivasHeroLike 7+ Year Member

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    haha
     
  43. GuzzyRon

    GuzzyRon Son of the Son of Man 10+ Year Member

    That's everything! :laugh: :laugh: :laugh:
     
  44. naegleria brain

    naegleria brain 2+ Year Member

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    except anatomy
     
  45. PEN15

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    damn you histology!! :mad:
     
  46. Critical Mass

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    Anybody else have an issue with some of their biochem being completely re-covered in the endocrine section of physiology?
     
  47. Shredder

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    Oh I don't mind pharm at all. I also like path, biochem, micro. I hate neuro stuff, I'm studying it right now and it's terribly low yield (anat mainly) and high volume. Embryo--hate it. Embryo has the most grotesque pics and 80% of the outcomes are bad or deadly. Most of the subject can be safely ignored with further progress in screening I think, presuming abortion is an option. Lot of ppl don't like histo huh, I love it. So cool how much neat stuff you can see under the scope
     
  48. Doctor Bagel

    Doctor Bagel so cheap and juicy Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Biochem should be absorbed by phsyiology. You learn the biochem when it's relevant to what you're learning in physiology. Then it might actually seem less painfully pointless.
     

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