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I LOOOVE medicine- the constant learning about things that i enjoy learning about, learning as much as i can about the human body and what ails us and the fact that we have a lot to learn still. i think that it is fascinating but still it has taken a toll on me.
Originally posted by DO?:
Well put, what is it about medicine that drives you? To make it worth the toil?
I am in my 3rd year. i pretty much know that i am going to suck it up but i can't deny that it has changed me somehow. hopefully for the better. thanks for the support!
Originally posted by plumpchkn:
What year are you? I had these EXACT same experiences starting in second year. They continued into 3rd year and didn't really phase out until I relented to be the arse kissing medical student that they expected me to be. I know that sounds HORRIBLE ladies - but the truth is, you really are entering a different world. Its a world of hierarchy, power trips, and God complexes. I spent an awful lot of time trying to deny this and I fought a huge internal war.
I just wanted you to know you're not alone, and I think a lot of my classmates went through this as well... both young, old (and yes ladies, I had classmates that were in their 40's!) all of us went through some form of transition that was quite painful.