Friday, December 28, 2007

Feeling lowly.

It's nice to hear that I should start to notice a feeling of "I am actually needed" eventually...

...even though I haven't yet been able to find any evidence that the feeling of "I have no idea what I'm doing" ever really goes away.


4 comments:

fossildoc said...

I have never understood why medical schools have twenty year olds learning medicine. They have gone from high school to undergraduate to medical school and have absolutely no life experience. Of primary importance are the marks of the applicants; all else is secondary.

cutonthedottedline said...

Vitum - You do start feeling useful during the clinical years of med school, which is quite satisfying. But yes, being needed is something different. . .

Yes, the other interns and I have been wondering, since we seem to now act as though we know what we're doing, whether our chiefs, who act so confident, actually feel any better about it than we do. I guess we'll all find out eventually.

Anonymous said...

Blogger, one question for you. How on earth did u get in to med school at 21? What was your life style like from high school through undergrad?

lights n steel said...

Hey guys... it *does* get better your chief years. But believe me, there are days when the confidence you need to make that call or "cut here" just isn't there. Thank goodness I still have a safety net. 6 months and counting...