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What is everyone doing the summer before medical school?

Discussion in 'Pre-Medical - MD' started by yalla22, Mar 23, 2007.

  1. yalla22

    yalla22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    What are your plans before MS1? :) :) :) :)
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  3. tdd340

    tdd340 Assistant to the sensei 10+ Year Member

    Jun 25, 2005
    I just hope that I survive. I plan on really putting myself through the ringer before someone else starts doing it to me in Aug.
  4. QuakerPreMed

    QuakerPreMed 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Three weeks after graduation of SLACKING hardcore, eight weeks of malaria genetics research (thanks NIH, I need that money to move); then, getting married in FL and moving to wherever I end up going to school -- either Chicago or Philly.

    I am debating whether or not to crack open my copy of Netter from undergrad anat/phys and start reviewing bones and muscles. I really shouldn't.
  5. Severus

    Severus FTSM! Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    teh OR
    moving back home, helping with my dog's PT, and generally becoming a library bum. :cool:
  6. cnatstop

    cnatstop New Member 7+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2006
    SDE internship at Micrsoft. :cool:
  7. yalla22

    yalla22 Senior Member 7+ Year Member

    Jan 6, 2003
    oh wow, everyone is pretty hardcore...

    The reason i asked the question is as crazy as this sounds, i am almost **afraid** to relax too much before ms1 starts out of pure fear that once its begins i will have a hard time adjusting to the workload. I dont know..i've heard that this will be the last time i will be able to relax in the next 4 years and that i should really just enjoy it...but....
  8. iwannagomed

    iwannagomed 2+ Year Member

    Oct 25, 2006
    well i dont know about u guys, but im def gonna enjoy my last break before med school...

    i figure that once med school starts, the next 4 yrs will be crazy, then straight to internship, then finally landing a job as a physician when im in my 30s (dont wanna think about it) and probably with a family of my own (or about to start one very soon)...

    this could be my very last chance for some personal time to do whatever i please...

    im going overseas for 3 months!!!
  9. gsmithers68

    gsmithers68 2+ Year Member

    Nov 29, 2006
    I'm going to get the syllabus for all my classes and study them straight until school starts!!!

    Or more likely become a raging alcoholic on the weekends, play a ton of pool and beirut, possibly go on a few road trips, and relax. You people are insane to start studying before school. Talk about gunners hahaha. You all need to chiiillll
  10. RollSkins

    RollSkins 7+ Year Member

    Feb 2, 2007
    What is your dog doing PT for?
  11. lsumedgirl

    lsumedgirl Livin' the dream! 2+ Year Member

    May 13, 2006

    I'm with ya' all the way! Sleeping 'til noon... taking a couple of vacations... and slacking. The fun of working my a** off will begin soon enough. I'm going to take full advantage of the last few slacker days.
  12. DocOB

    DocOB 2+ Year Member

    Nov 19, 2006
    Gladwin, Michigan
    it's laziness and a road trip for me
  13. Severus

    Severus FTSM! Physician 10+ Year Member

    Jul 3, 2004
    teh OR
    She currently has a grade 3 medial patellar luxation and is scheduled for surgery in April. After that she has about 6-8 weeks of therapy.
  14. Kfire326

    Kfire326 7+ Year Member

    Mar 2, 2007
    Omg, thank you. I thought I was the only one. Why is everyone doing so much? geez, you've obviously worked hard the last 4 years...don't you wanna enjoy life for a little before you have to go through med school? I know I do. While iwannagomed is overseas for 3 months, I'll be camping all over the northeast for a few weeks, going to 2 weddings overseas, and hanging out with friends. Oh, and OBVIOUSLY, I'm not reading up a single med school course over the summer (but maybe a novel). My brain needs some time to rot...
  15. fusuke

    fusuke Junior Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Two months of R&R out of the continent
  16. Haemulon

    Haemulon Slippery When Wet Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jun 1, 2006
    On SDN
    I'm going to Disney World! :D

    Figure I will take the family so we can enjoy some of our last precious free time together before I get clobbered with endless studying.
  17. nbp.medlaw

    nbp.medlaw 10+ Year Member

    Jun 22, 2005
    continuing lab work until mid-June, then gettin' married, then off to Greece for 2 weeks.

    as for July...i'd like to sit on my a$$, play XBox, hit the gym, visit the L.I. beaches and vineyards (been to zero since i moved here two years ago), and generally spend that month in a semi-drunken stupor, but both my fiancee and my mother want me to keep working. (single guys: you won't escape your mother. instead, you'll pick up a mother-in-law, on top of your nagging wife. you just triple the aggravation.) every physician with whom i have spoken, including the ones at work, says i should just chill - so far i'm with them.

    by Aug 1, if not still in NYC, move into a new house wherever i go for school, get settled in, and maybe enjoy the last few days checking out the new environment.

    [oh yeah - forgot to add my nerdy, mindless summer reading: the last Harry Potter book (Deathly Hallows) while on the beach sometime in late July.]
  18. Robizzle

    Robizzle 1K Member 2+ Year Member

    May 28, 2006
    Boston & NYC
    On my flight to Puerto Rico 2 weeks ago, my US airways flight was delayed forever, so we all got free roundtrip tickets anywhere in the 48 contiguous US states, mexico, latin america, or carribean :D. I'm thinkin either Mexico (Acapulco, Cancun, Cabo, Puerto Vallarta), Barbados, Costa Rica, Aruba, Dominican Republic, Jamaica, or Brazil (I don't know if it qualifies as Latin America). Anyone wanna suggest one of the these or another place? :D
  19. DrZeke

    DrZeke yzarc gniog ylwolS 10+ Year Member

    Apr 25, 2005
    I'll be doing lab work until a few weeks before school with a trip back to Montreal in June and then I think I'll take a trip to Orlando with the family and then watch my brother get married :)

    I rather do the research now and try and get something out of it then have to scramble around between 1st and 2nd year. Who knows if that will work out though.
  20. olemissbabydoc

    olemissbabydoc Baby Doctor Moderator Emeritus 7+ Year Member

    Jul 27, 2006
    Between "there" and "there"
    I'm actually going to take a summer off... haven't had one since Jr year of HS and probably never will again.
  21. EBI831

    EBI831 legend in the making 7+ Year Member

    Apr 18, 2006
    Chi-town royalty
    teach kaplan, work at some brainless job maybe J.Crew, lounge all day and if i go to pritzker my summer is from may 11th all the way to september 17th! 4 months!
  22. DoctaJay

    DoctaJay bone breaker Moderator Emeritus 10+ Year Member

    Jan 23, 2005
    San Diego
    gettin married and hopefully going on my last mission trip before school starts.
  23. msundi83

    msundi83 Chilled Out Entertainer 5+ Year Member

    Nov 15, 2006
    Going to California, throwing a bachelor party for my best friend, and seeing Jimmy Buffett like 3 or 4 times. Fins UP!
  24. Anjlprincezz

    Anjlprincezz 2+ Year Member

    Sep 30, 2006
    I'm going to spend as much time with my boyfriend as possible *tear* and soak up all the sunshine i can :)
  25. QuakerPreMed

    QuakerPreMed 2+ Year Member

    Mar 9, 2007
    Hell yes to having all of August off!! Hooray trimesters!
  26. KenDoll

    KenDoll New Member 7+ Year Member

    Aug 3, 2006
    If you're at all into watersports, Aruba is one of the best places to learn how to windsurf. I'm by no means coordinated, but I was standing! And moving! It's really windy and the water is chest-high shallow forever, so no worries about falling off and not being able to get back on. Decent snorkeling, too.
  27. Ginkneephur

    Ginkneephur Insane Since 1984 2+ Year Member

    Mar 30, 2006
    As soon as my final final is over I'm getting drunk as hell with the rest of my P.Chem class. Then when I sober up going to live with my bf and his parents for 3 months. :love: Going to my best friend's wedding in July. :D Oh, and reading the last Harry Potter novel. :p I want to dumb up my brain as much as possible so that by the time august rolls around I'll welcome hard work in the form of a swift kick in the @$$. :eek:
  28. amester07

    amester07 2+ Year Member

    Feb 28, 2007
    travel, travel, travel! ... though I'm still reluctant to book plane tix since I'm not 100% sure yet where I'll end up. Plus, all my friends are taking up some industry/academic summer job or doing hardcore overseas volunteer work - just like all you keeners :p defnly make me feel guilty! oh plus, I really should be earning $$$, sigh ...
  29. MicroBugs

    MicroBugs Member 10+ Year Member

    Jun 5, 2006
    Norfolk, VA
    Finishing up my thesis, stop working, and hitting the Appalchain Trail for a bit!!!
  30. omarsaleh66

    omarsaleh66 Senior Member 10+ Year Member

    Jul 10, 2003
    temecula ca
    Trust me, there's plenty of time to relax in med school. In some ways, it's easier than undergrad and the pressures of getting a high GPA and mcat scores. In all of 4th year, i think this is the first month I've actually worked (Emergency Medicine month). Enjoy your summer, cuz boy i remember that 1st year (u gotta start studying from day 1!!!)
  31. Dr.Detroit

    Dr.Detroit Boogie Member Physician 7+ Year Member

    Aug 24, 2006
    Depends. Are you going with friends or a special lady?
  32. scholj

    scholj Member 2+ Year Member

    Apr 24, 2006
    Worcester, MA
    Debating whether or not it's worth trying to find a job at some retail place between June 1st and July 23rd (before orientation) so I can take advantage of their discount when I buy all of the things I'll need to survive life off campus (finally!), or if I should just take those (less than) 8 weeks off and play with the puppy my boyfriend and I are planning on buying when we move to Vermont!
  33. govikings10

    govikings10 Senior Member 5+ Year Member

    May 12, 2006
    Getting married and serving in one of those wonderful chain restaurants :thumbup:
  34. senioritaelena

    senioritaelena Let's go 2+ Year Member

    Nov 3, 2006
    Ontario, Canada
    Probably work a little (part time) at my old, old, old job Restaurant manager,
    Will help finish up a manuscript to be published with my prof,
    Will go to Italy to visit my nona and germany to visit my friend,
    Spend as much time with my family and friends as I can.
  35. Vano

    Vano 7+ Year Member

    Feb 26, 2007
    Traveling to Eastern Europe to see relatives and friends and maybe see some new places in Europe if the finances allow, no work or school, done enough working in the past 5 yrs
  36. twick121

    twick121 5+ Year Member

    Feb 27, 2007
    i might take an internship at boston scientific in the sterilization department.

    that or i might just teach a princeton review class, take out a loan to live on (i'll be taking out plenty in the next 4 years anyway) and drink some beer
  37. Ms MD

    Ms MD Junior Member 7+ Year Member

    Apr 7, 2006
    Continuing my research job, and then hopefully going on vacation ... still narrowing down vaca choices :D
  38. TPROrgoTutor2

    TPROrgoTutor2 2+ Year Member

    Dec 17, 2006
    Im going to be livin' in Australia for a couple of months.
  39. ellie42

    ellie42 2+ Year Member

    Jan 22, 2007
    I'm going to backpack around Europe for 2-3 weeks, travel in Asia for another 2-3 weeks and start doing research at whichever med school I end up going to.

    I want to relax and travel, but also try to get a little bit ahead.
  40. SuziQ

    SuziQ 10+ Year Member

    Aug 2, 2004
    sleeping. going to the beach. sleeping more. doing research in the nicu. sleeping a lot more.

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