What does your typical weekly schedule look like?

Oncie

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For me,

MWF: Class from 10am to 4:30pm. Study from 6pm to whenever, might work out if I'm free. On friday nights, I do clinical research at the ED of a teaching hospital

TTH: Class from 8am to 1:30 pm. Research on Thursday afternoons. Student group meeting on Tuesdays.

Weekend: Usually watch soccer in the mornings, might work out, study a bit.
 

DocMcMommy

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MTWTHF: wake up at 5 and snooze til 5:15-5:30 or 6 if I decide showering isn't even worth it. Wake my grumpy toddler up. Listen to grumpy toddler cry the 45+ minute drive to school. Drop grumpy toddler off, who is suddenly magically not grumpy anymore because toys and playground and no more car seat.

Class, studying, extra stuff, and sometimes sleeping, until late afternoon/early evening. when I pick my toddler up. Then she cries the 1+ hour drive back home (because traffic). Make dinner, and I use the term "make" very lightly. Good thing my kid likes fresh fruit and veggies... Bedtime.

Rinse. Repeat.

On the weekends we go crazy and have Spongebob, Sofia the First, and DocMcStuffins marathons. Woot.
 
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Gandyy

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Class. Study for Class. Eat. Sleep. Work. Class.

.............................

Study


...............

Work

SDN..................

Study
 

StudyLater

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Open eyes to alarm clock.
I should get two more hours.
Can't get back to bed for some weird reason.
Get out of bed.
Coffee.
Breakfast.
Coffee.
Shower.
Coffee.
Check e-mail.
Do any last-minute stuff before stuffing my bag with anything I might possibly need.
Drive to class. Bring coffee.
Realize halfway I still forgot something pretty important.
When teeth reach emissivity constant of 1.0, stop drinking coffee.
Raging Voltaire-level caffeine high at this point.
Park in parking garage. Almost hit 5 people on the way up to third floor.
All spots taken. Go to roof. Park directly in sun.
Get out and walk to class. It's hot.
Enter class either ridiculously late or ridiculously early. Air conditioning. If early, other students listening to ipod or pretending to look like they're doing something important on their phones/comps (even though there's no way you're getting any real work done in the 5min window before class). If late, hope there is an aisle seat available (there never ****ing is).
If bad prof, ignore crappy lecture while reading ppts.
If good prof, listen to lecture with excitement and wonder.
Leave class.
Work.
Freak out about something being due. Go through list of classes in head twice, and despite not remembering, be sure that something is definitely due. Probably tonight.
Check the online assignments and realize it was just PTSD and nothing's due.
Well, something's due, but not for a week.
Ignore that thing until a maximum of 24hrs are left, regardless of how much work it takes to finish.
Go do stuff with friends. Gym/eat/get wasted is the usual, because you're incapable of being particularly original.
Realize @ 10pm something is definitely due.
Check online: some bullsh*t paper due at midnight.
Freak out.
Hate yourself for lying to yourself.
Bullsh*t said bullsh*t paper.
Click submit 5min before.
Nothing is loading.
Realize internet connection has been lost.
Regain internet connection 1min after time assignment was due.


Just a basic example.
 
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Wake up, shower, walk 100 feet and get on Muni, head downtown while listening to audiobook, go to work for 8 hours, repeat the first steps in reverse order.
 

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MTWRFSS: wake up at 4:45 am. Get to work at 7. Get off at 3:30 pm. Get home at 5. Make dinner for family. Sleep. Rejoice when I actually have a weekend day vs. a weekday off.
 
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Weekdays:
Wake up 5:00am sharp.
Meditate 15 minutes.
Coffee, Breakfast, prep for class
Class MWF-8:00am-1:30pm. Swim 1 hour after. Study/homework until ~10:00pm
Class TTH-8:00am-12pm; 2:00pm-3:40pm. Study/homework until ~10:00pm

Monday: Clinical Volunteering 4:00pm-8:00pm
Friday: Wildlife Center volunteering 10:00am-4:00pm

Weekends: Sleep, study, hit the weight room.
 
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yeezuswest

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My day actually starts the night before, when I set 5-10 alarms on my iPhone with snooze off in increasing 5-minute intervals starting at around 6:00am. I'll usually put my phone far from my bed so that I don't shut the alarm and go back to bed in the morning, but what that ends up doing is causing me to get really bored after 15 minutes of failing to fall asleep, and so I usually will go back and use my phone and check social media until I can fall asleep. That accomplishes two things:

1) The exposure to the bright screen before bed causes my body to produce less melatonin, keeping me awake (or at least that's what some article I read online says), and
2) I end up falling asleep with my phone in my bed, which I can easily turn off in the morning when it rings without even knowing.

And since snooze is off, the end result is that I end up waking up about 15 minutes before my 8:00am class. In that time, I manage to shower, get dressed, make coffee, half-finish a bowl of cereal, fill my water bottle with icewater, check email, and go over my day while listening to music walking to class. After class, I'll grab a bagel and eat it on the way to the library, where I will most likely pass out for a couple hours before my next class. At that point, I will really need another coffee, but I know it's too late in the day and that if I do I probably won't be able to sleep, so I just check my email until I find something to do. After realizing that checking my email every 15 minutes is not an effective use of my time, I'll finally sit down and study/do homework for a couple hours until I feel satisfied with myself. Then the cycle repeats itself.
 

medhopeful82

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Weekdays: wake up at 5am, hit the gym until 6am, make coffee, take dogs on a walk, make breakfast, shower, get to work ~8am -5pm
MPH classes 530pm-830pm M-TH
get home at 9pm, make dinner, play with dogs, do homework/write papers/check med school portals
try to get in bed by midnight
repeat
 
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My day actually starts the night before, when I set 5-10 alarms on my iPhone with snooze off in increasing 5-minute intervals starting at around 6:00am. I'll usually put my phone far from my bed so that I don't shut the alarm and go back to bed in the morning, but what that ends up doing is causing me to get really bored after 15 minutes of failing to fall asleep, and so I usually will go back and use my phone and check social media until I can fall asleep. That accomplishes two things:

1) The exposure to the bright screen before bed causes my body to produce less melatonin, keeping me awake (or at least that's what some article I read online says), and
2) I end up falling asleep with my phone in my bed, which I can easily turn off in the morning when it rings without even knowing.

And since snooze is off, the end result is that I end up waking up about 15 minutes before my 8:00am class. In that time, I manage to shower, get dressed, make coffee, half-finish a bowl of cereal, fill my water bottle with icewater, check email, and go over my day while listening to music walking to class. After class, I'll grab a bagel and eat it on the way to the library, where I will most likely pass out for a couple hours before my next class. At that point, I will really need another coffee, but I know it's too late in the day and that if I do I probably won't be able to sleep, so I just check my email until I find something to do. After realizing that checking my email every 15 minutes is not an effective use of my time, I'll finally sit down and study/do homework for a couple hours until I feel satisfied with myself. Then the cycle repeats itself.
Sums me up haha
 

Gandyy

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Open eyes to alarm clock.
I should get two more hours.
Can't get back to bed for some weird reason.
Get out of bed.
Coffee.
Breakfast.
Coffee.
Shower.
Coffee.
Check e-mail.
Do any last-minute stuff before stuffing my bag with anything I might possibly need.
Drive to class. Bring coffee.
Realize halfway I still forgot something pretty important.
When teeth reach emissivity constant of 1.0, stop drinking coffee.
Raging Voltaire-level caffeine high at this point.
Park in parking garage. Almost hit 5 people on the way up to third floor.
All spots taken. Go to roof. Park directly in sun.
Get out and walk to class. It's hot.
Enter class either ridiculously late or ridiculously early. Air conditioning. If early, other students listening to ipod or pretending to look like they're doing something important on their phones/comps (even though there's no way you're getting any real work done in the 5min window before class). If late, hope there is an aisle seat available (there never ****ing is).
If bad prof, ignore crappy lecture while reading ppts.
If good prof, listen to lecture with excitement and wonder.
Leave class.
Work.
Freak out about something being due. Go through list of classes in head twice, and despite not remembering, be sure that something is definitely due. Probably tonight.
Check the online assignments and realize it was just PTSD and nothing's due.
Well, something's due, but not for a week.
Ignore that thing until a maximum of 24hrs are left, regardless of how much work it takes to finish.
Go do stuff with friends. Gym/eat/get wasted is the usual, because you're incapable of being particularly original.
Realize @ 10pm something is definitely due.
Check online: some bullsh*t paper due at midnight.
Freak out.
Hate yourself for lying to yourself.
Bullsh*t said bullsh*t paper.
Click submit 5min before.
Nothing is loading.
Realize internet connection has been lost.
Regain internet connection 1min after time assignment was due.


Just a basic example.
haha. Always entertaining posts.
 
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Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday: Alarms going off in 5 minute increments starting at five am. Snooze, snooze, snooze. Berate myself into ripening eyes- you HAVE to shower, you can't not shower a 3rd day in a row. People will notice. Ugh, fine. I'll look on Facebook or something "wake up". Fall asleep, wake up at 7- f************ck!
Jump up, decide it is far too late to take a shower. Wh*r*'s bath. Granola bar, water bottle, hopefully some coffee.
In car at 7:32. HAD to be in car at 7:30. Those two minutes are crucial to avoid worst traffic.
Curse at myself and all cars on the road in my head.
Get to work between 8:00 and 8:05. If 8:05, really hope no one notices.
Treat my kiddos in therapy until 11:15.
Lunch- think about studying. Don't study. Sit in my car and listen to podcast or audiobook.
12:30 treatments until 3:15.
IEPs/documentation until 3:45.
Drive to home health patient's house.
Drive to school, study, class at 6:30, out at 9.
Drive home, study/homework.
Sleep.
Thursday-that morning, work, tutor 5th graders until 5.
Maybe work out, or see home health patients, or do per diem a couple hours at the nursing home.
Friday, repeat.
Saturday, lab 8-12. Lunch- per diem, home health patient, or go home nap, study.
Sunday- Glorious sleep until late. May have lunch with friends. Study. bed.
 
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Shirafune

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Classes, research, volunteering, etc every weekday.
Obliterate my liver and hang out with friends Friday and/or Saturday night.

And lots of dark roast black coffee.
 

caffeinemia

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M-F:
445 wake up, shower, scrubs
545 rounds, signout, yell at dumb interns
700 breakfast
730 OR OR OR OR OR/conference (TTh)
1730 (if I'm lucky) rounds
1830 out the door
1930 home, pages (if on call), back to work/OR OR OR (if on call)

SSu
1300 wake up.
1330 kick out bedmate v brunch of shame
1400 More coffee more fluids less hangover
1500 start day
1700 chores/read
1900 din
2100 slowly start to repeat regrets

Rinse and repeat times 1 million.
 

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M, T, Th, F
  • Classes from 8:30am to 2:30 or 4pm, depending on the day.
  • After classes, stay in library until like 8pm. I may go to a study session for one of my classes.
W
  • Study, work on some assignments
S, S
  • Sleep
  • May catch up on some lab assignments due the following week
Pretty boring life, right? Yup. I don't mind it, though. I need "boring" after the last few years I've been through.
 
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familyaerospace

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You finally made it! Yay!
I did, to MCG which has been my top choice for a few rounds. Pulled on traffic day.

I question every day what on earth I got myself into. LOL

As they say, be careful what you wish for, you just might get it!
 
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Oncie

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Weekdays: Wake up 545/645 to make it into work at 7/8 depending on day. Do clinical research stuff all day and do personal tasks/emails on lunch break. Straight to gym at 5pm for two hours every day but wednesday, then head home to shower up and cook dinner. Unwind for about an hour, then three hours of working on secondaries. Bed at midnight, rinse and repeat.

Weekends: earlier in the summer i was being social, but throughout september i'm just going to starbucks and doing secondaries all day, hitting the gym for a break from this, and a bit of netflix in the evening to unwind.
You've got too much time on your hands!
 

Lannister

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Monday and Wednesday: class from 12:30-1:45 and 3:00-3:50 (and I skip the second class on Wednesdays)
Tuesday and Thursday: class from 10:00-11:15
Friday: class from 3:00-3:50

I spend maybe two hours a day doing homework, max.

Friday and Sunday nights: go to my job at the ice cream shop (I have yet to make it through a shift without making myself a bowl of ice cream)
Saturday night: volunteering

All the rest of the time, I'm in bed watching The Sopranos.

I love being a senior.
 
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Friday and Sunday nights: go to my job at the ice cream shop (I have yet to make it through a shift without making myself a bowl of ice cream)
...
All the rest of the time, I'm in bed watching The Sopranos.
I like how these two were juxtaposed. Tony loves his ice cream.
 

StudyLater

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Lol I'm only on the second season, don't ruin anything for me!
Poor Beansie.

Richie's nuts.

Janice is nuts.

Italian cars.

Melphi+Tony 4ever.

Chris likes movies (and really likes the people that make them)

Puss.....

Carmella hired the wrong person to do her wallpaper

Tony's rash.

Russian girl has low self esteem (which I never got, because she's super young and pretty)

Food poisoning.

Boat.
 

Lannister

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Poor Beansie.

Richie's nuts.

Janice is nuts.

Italian cars.

Melphi+Tony 4ever.

Chris likes movies (and really likes the people that make them)

Puss.....

Carmella hired the wrong person to do her wallpaper

Tony's rash.

Russian girl has low self esteem (which I never got, because she's super young and pretty)

Food poisoning.

Boat.
Ahahaha. I'm at the part with Carmela and the wallpaper guy! Now I'm excited to see what happens.
 

Lannister

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Oh come on you know what's gonna happen
Haha I mean Yeah but I don't know what the consequences of that are going to be!

Edit: omg it's happening as we speak lmao
 

StudyLater

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Haha I mean Yeah but I don't know what the consequences of that are going to be!
Eh. Nothing really. Richie's the more interesting character going forward.

Also the "You might wanna try losing some weight": Suchhh a pissed off resident thing to say.
 
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Oncie

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Monday and Wednesday: class from 12:30-1:45 and 3:00-3:50 (and I skip the second class on Wednesdays)
Tuesday and Thursday: class from 10:00-11:15
Friday: class from 3:00-3:50

I spend maybe two hours a day doing homework, max.

Friday and Sunday nights: go to my job at the ice cream shop (I have yet to make it through a shift without making myself a bowl of ice cream)
Saturday night: volunteering

All the rest of the time, I'm in bed watching The Sopranos.

I love being a senior.
You've got too much time on your hands as well. Do you do anything else on tuesdays and thursdays? you're pretty much done by 11.
 

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Sunday: Go to work from 9 to 2. Come home and make an attempt at getting ahead in classes for the week (never happens). Begin history assignment that is due at midnight by 9:00 (yes, I'm working on it right now). Waste time.

Monday: Wake up at 5. Leave house by 7:30 and get to uni by 8:30. Get some studying in before class starts at 9:30. Make a concerted effort to pay attention in class. Not possible. Class ends at 10:20, so I quickly get ready for work and drive from uni to work (40 minute drive). Work from 11:30 to 8. Come home. Waste time.

Tuesday: Same ****.

too lazy to write more. :)
 

Lannister

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You've got too much time on your hands as well. Do you do anything else on tuesdays and thursdays? you're pretty much done by 11.
What part of "I'm in bed watching The Sopranos" don't you understand??

Haha actually I do have too much time on my hands, but somehow I feel like I'm always busy. I frequently work on Tuesdays and/or Thursdays as well. I also have to do a senior capstone this year. I did all the research for it over the summer but I have to do data analysis now and write a paper/make a poster, so maybe I'll work on that too.