doubts and med school.
Anonymous asked: Hi! Your blog is really awesome, I spent the whole morning poring over it, just so you know :) I’m supposed to be geared up for med school, and reading your blog comforts me a lot, since I have grown increasingly doubtful of my position as a pre-med student for the past few months. I’m still having those doubts, though. I can’t get rid of the thought that...
the real med school.
Med school isn’t about the grades or the assignments or even about strutting around with a stethoscope around your neck playing pretend doctor. It’s the afternoons spent eating m&ms and reading DamnYouAutoCorrect in the computer labs (that’s for you, mushrooom). It’s the breaks spent in the clinical labs with your friends, working out the nicest, politest, most...
something to never forget.
Remember this when you’re struggling in med school and your grades aren’t what you want them to be and things pretty much suck: everyone in the hospital wants you to succeed. Your tutors and seniors and consultants aren’t out there clapping their hands with glee every time you take a hit. They aren’t laughing every time you fall into bed at one am, almost crying from...
good days at med school.
You know you’re having a good day when not one, but several patients compliment you on your outfit. Now, only if that were examinable material.
From a patient during ward rounds: “Now, don’t you go to too many discos this weekend, girls and boys!”
reasons why my little sister is awesome.
Me: [insert bad joke here]
Little sister: That's humourous! [points to her radius]
Me: [cracks up lauging]
Little sister: [looks confused]
Me: That's not your humerus!
She gets brownie points for trying. And it totally made my day.
help-seeking and med school.
Okay, storytime. When I was fourteen, my best friend tried to kill herself. I was the one that she called right before she did it. I didn’t do anything. I sat and waited and hoped for the best, but I didn’t do anything. I didn’t know what to do. It’s easy to say that I was only fourteen and that maybe I can be forgiven. But I regret it almost every day. (For the record,...
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