A few of you were wondering which courses to take for medical school so here is the list of courses that is required for you guys to take in order to be accepted! The course numbers are only specific to UMD but the course names should all be similar for any school!
“From the very beginning you are being told to compare yourself with others. This is the greatest disease. It is like a cancer that goes on destroying your very soul because each individual is unique, and comparison is not possible.”—Osho (via onlinecounsellingcollege)
You’ve never seen pissed-off til you’ve seen med students who just got a major schedule change that affects the next 3 months the week before it goes into effect. Especially when one of the affected days is the day before the final exam.
“You must love the work, not the idea of being a doctor. Enjoy the training process and seeing and doing things for the first time - delivering a baby, doing your first lumbar puncture, holding the hand of someone when they are dying. It is the most amazing and rewarding work and the more you give, the more you receive. We are privileged.”—Dr. Holly S. Andersen, Attending Cardiologist and Director of Education & Outreach at the Perelman Heart Institute at NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital/Weill Cornell Medical Center (via nymedshow)
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.
“Medical school is like a second puberty. It’s overwhelming, confusing and by the end, your personality has changed so much that you barely recognize the person smiling back at you in that photo from the first day.”— An openly honest 4th year whilst briefing a group of overly enthusiastic first years on clinical years. (via sterileplayground)