tips for college:
- no 1 cares if you eat alone in the dining hall
- dont be scared of upperclassmen they dont care
- dont raise your hand to go to the bathroom
- dont bring a handwritten sick note from ur mom
I cannot believe how much of a headache it has been to get my loan situation resolved for school. I feel like the medical education system in the US makes it difficult to focus on what is truly important. You have to simultaneously worry about the money you do not have to pay for your education.
I don’t even “own” my education. I am essentially studying and working for Sallie Mae for the next 20-30 years.
This sucks but I love medicine and I love learning about caring for patients. However, I hate that I fish around in my pockets looking for a few dollars but those dollars don’t exist because they are scheduled to be wired over to Sallie Mae every month.
Overall message, get your finances in check before you invest the rest of your life into medicine.
*drops the mic & steps off soap box*