DocRadak

Lovin my life
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 23, 2004
109
0
38
Bradenton, FL
Status
Hi everybody,

I am just curious about some of your opinions on what to do the summer before I start my first year of medical school???

I have heard to relax and enjoy the last bit of freedom we'll have from numerous people, students in general. But I have also heard to brush up on some Anatomy, histology, biochem, and embryology from numerous people, professors in general.

What is everybody's opinion about this?

Thanks in advance.
 

HooahDOc

15+ Year Member
Jun 23, 2003
5,786
871
Status
Attending Physician
I would suggest not studying the summer before you start; you will more than likely regret not doing so. Go out and have fun.

I, personally, will be in Jamaic or Mexico for a week with my wife on our honeymoon. After that I will be at some military base in Texas or Maryland for COT.

Studying in summer before MS1 = bad. Leave the books at home.
 
About the Ads

drbrowneyes

Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Mar 3, 2004
56
0
41
Danville, VA
Visit site
Status
I intend to have a laid back lazy summer doing something fun and/or easy. I am currently volunteering with the youth for summer track and also in the process of applying for an easy job like sales clerk at a dept. store or team leader at the local YMCA. I am not doing anything that requires take home work or too much thinking. I am just gonna sit back, RELAX and enjoy a lazy southern summer. :p
 

Robz

La Vie Boheme
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 3, 2003
2,080
3
45
Drinking Texas Tea
Status
Resident [Any Field]
I'm doing an internship to finish my MPH degree then I am going to Europe for a few weeks.

I'm all about drinking a beer from a real German stein.
 

Dr JPH

Membership Revoked
Removed
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Feb 4, 2000
5,910
36
www.pcom.edu
Status
Resident [Any Field]
Don't study before you start medical school. You will most likely find it will be a waste of your efforts. Relax and get some sun.
 

OSUdoc08

Membership Revoked
Removed
15+ Year Member
Sep 30, 2003
7,684
6
Status
Medical Student
if you study then you have mental problems

i'll be making money as a paramedic then taking time off for a vaction and to move
 

drhodz

Don't let me shoot the 3!
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 22, 2003
56
0
NV (for now)
Visit site
Status
The wife and I will be chillin' in Miami for a week this summer...NO studying for me!
 

Doctor Peloncito

Family Physician
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 23, 2002
976
1
California
Status
Attending Physician
sleep :sleep:
 

doc3341

Senior Member
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Jan 22, 2004
343
0
Miami Fl
Status
"Eat, Drink and be Merry..."-DMB
 

Amy B

I miss my son so much
Moderator Emeritus
Lifetime Donor
10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Aug 7, 2000
4,303
3
Virginia
Visit site
Status
Resident [Any Field]
:sleep: --> :D --> :cool: --> :scared:

In other words.... sleep, have fun, go on vacation and then PANIC as it comes closer and closer to classes starting
 

scubadiva

postwhore
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
May 22, 2001
6,425
0
Visit site
Status
I am going to work in a job that I know I will probably never have th chance to do once I'm in med school and afterwards because my career will be as a physician. I've always wanted to be a Starbucks barista :). I plan on applying at the hiring fair.

So far, I've tried a few fun and interesting jobs, and my coffee addiction would absolutely :love: the chance to be a barista! I want the 4:30 a.m. shift, please :D.

Aside from being a barista, I plan on just enjoying my free time and wasting it away reading all of the classic books that are on my reading list.
 

DOtobe

10+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Dec 12, 2000
1,998
3
42
Pittsburgh, PA
www.myspace.com
Status
Attending Physician
That's awesome, Scuba! I've always wanted to work at a coffee shop. I think it would be a fun job (and a lot of free coffee :smuggrin: ) I have become addicted to Starbucks, so I would love to work at one (and wouldn't you know one just opened up near my house, too?) Unfortunately, I have to do this whole rotation thing... :)
 

Johnny69

Senior Member
7+ Year Member
15+ Year Member
Sep 19, 2003
114
0
Visit site
Status
Starbucks and Gloria Jeans, have done nothing but barstardize the coffee industry.

As a coffee enthusiast, i can tell you Starbucks is very close to the worst coffee i have ever had (the worst coffee i ever had came from an Oporto Resturant)

Coffee is not supposed to be standardised and franchised around the world. Each brew is different to the next. Coffee is such a complex of delicate and precise flavours, that for a company to try and say coffee should be exactly brewed in one manner all around the world is obsurd!

Starbucks has earned itself the nickname Staryucks, and rightfully so...

There was a time once when i thought, Im sure it is not that bad, after hearing everyone rave on about how bad their coffee is, i still gave them the benefit of the doubt... That is until i actually tasted some. It was horrible, and if god shall ever will me to drink there again, i will be sure to ask for my coffee without the dirt.
 
About the Ads