Monday, April 30, 2012
Medical school is like getting hit by a train
We all just got back from spring break. It was wonderful. We all spent a full week without thinking about studying. And then, today, we got hit by a train.
Sometimes, in medical school, you feel like you're the little engine that could. As long as you keep at it, you're sure to get enough of the info down to pass. You will probably even get above and beyond passing and do well. At first, the mountain of material seems pretty intimidating, but you're sitting on top of that little engine. Slowly but surely, you learn what you have to and get through.
Sometimes, however, you take a break. Spring break. You are no longer on the medical school express. You got off the study train and relaxed. Rightfully so, too! Everyone needs some time off. The problem is that now, instead of being the little engine that could, you are sitting there on the train tracks about to get run over by that same medical school express that you were riding a week earlier. You show up at 8:00AM on Monday, and in 2 hours you watch as the lights on the train of 224 powerpoint slides from Dr. Hamill's infectious disease lectures blaze right toward you. Then, the pounding, grinding wheels of Dr. Kretzer's oration about the retina drill you into the earth as the train whisks right over your broken body.
It's not the end of the world, but we've all got busted skulls to mend and trains to catch.
I am a medical student at BCM and all thoughts are my own. I am not a doctor. Please read the disclaimer.
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