7+ Year Member
- Apr 4, 2012
- Medical Student
Is it always held after the first term? I thought it would be before the first day of school, but at pcom it is after the first term.
actually, it's WAYYYYY older...1993 to be specific. at ColumbiaThis is very school dependant. Some do it right away while others do it after first block or after first semester. It really doesn't matter though. I mean its not like its even that old of a tradition (1996, seriously). That said, it does feel nice .
truly an ancient rite cloaked in rituals of which the meanings have been lost to the ages. birthed in a forgotten era when cell phones couldn't fit in your pockets, and Whitney Houston was topping the charts with her rendition of "I Will Always Love You" while "Whoomp There It Is" was a phrase commonly heard on a channel that only played music videos. Some may remember this channel as Music Television...or MTVHaha, my mistake, I must have mixed it up with when my school started doing it. 1993, that changes everything!
So I looked on the website and orientation is from the 5th to the 7th and classes start the 11th. But i can't find out when the white coat ceremony ismnhockeyfan said it was aug 24 this year which is after orientation. Is there somewhere on the DMU website or class guide for accepted students that says when it is next year?
It's probably towards the end of august again. I wish it were tomorrow.So I looked on the website and orientation is from the 5th to the 7th and classes start the 11th. But i can't find out when the white coat ceremony is
Sorry, I was referring to touroCOM-NYhttp://com.tu.edu/studentresources/whitecoatceremony.html
When I interviewed and asked about it, they said it was during orientation.
but since we will become docs while wearing it, it has to mean something special for us right?Aw yes, the white coat ceremony. A tradition where you celebrate wearing the same coat as endless other people in the hospital...and the people developing photos at walgreens.
That is, we will feel normal until the full second week of classes, when we realize we just when over one full undergrad semester of biochem in 6 lessonsI thought about this a lot (because once you're accepted you think about silly stuff like this, I suppose), and I came to the conclusion that I am thoroughly glad it is after the first term/semester.
I think entering school again will make it feel just like normal i.e. undergrad. It will feel completely normal and comfortable like undergrad felt where we all did fairly well. If i had a white coat ceremony prior to taking a single class, it would almost feel like a sense of entitlement. "I'm accepted therefore I'm a doctor"- I do not want this mindset.
Unfortunately I didn't even get to take biochem. I really was hoping to get to, but I go to a quarter school and you have to take it on the first section, 1 of 3. And I missed the first one lol. Someone at an interview told me med school biochem is easier than undergrad organic, so I hope that is trueI hope it's an exaggeration too, but this is verbatim from a buddy of mine when he was an ms1. He's ms3 now. To be fair, he might have said three weeks
Biochem was a lot of info, I can't imagine going over that amount of info in three weeks. However, med school may skip all the calculation stuff. I know my prof was into enzyme kinetics big time and pKa calculations and a lot more of the quantitative side of the subject. He had extra handouts because the book did not cover that stuff the way he liked it...dude it's like every exam we had was half full of calculating one thing or another and graphing curves...man I'm getting PTSD. That all seems so unnecessary for us. Anyway, we'll find out.Unfortunately I didn't even get to take biochem. I really was hoping to get to, but I go to a quarter school and you have to take it on the first section, 1 of 3. And I missed the first one lol. Someone at an interview told me med school biochem is easier than undergrad organic, so I hope that is true
I've been meeting up with a few residents from different specialties and asking for med school advice (academics, social, research, etc). The consensus has been that the material is not harder conceptually than most college majors, it is just a lot all at once.I hope it's an exaggeration too, but this is verbatim from a buddy of mine when he was an ms1. He's ms3 now. To be fair, he might have said three weeks
I think that's absolutely true. Med school classes so far have been significantly less intellectually intense compared to upper level science classes in undergrad. With that being said, I think the entirety 1st semester undergrad biochem was about 50% of the 1st test. It's not the intellectual difficulty that gets ya, just the quantity and pace..Someone at an interview told me med school biochem is easier than undergrad organic, so I hope that is true