Sunday, June 15, 2008

Top 10 List: Ten things I learned in second year med school

Keeping with the tradition, my classmate Jay wrote another list of things he learned. Again, used with permission.

1) Chest pain at rest can also be diagnostic of 3+ cups of coffee before 10am.

2) Being in med school, I achieve a high Woodcock-Johnson every morning.

3) After one week of teaching us about chronic pain, the take-home message is to not call our patients liars.

4) I get all teary-eyed in only 2 situations: watching the ending of the movie Rudy, and being bedside at a live birth.

5) It is possible to almost completely forget what you had known front-to-back the previous week... and do this over and over for 20 straight weeks.

6) Me, and possibly most of my friends, have this condition called Orbitofrontal syndrome.

7) Apparently, the local hospital administration is willing to disrupt/discontinue the medical education of hundreds of 2nd year medical students, because of food and drink inside a lecture hall... and that hundreds of 2nd year med students respond by shrugging and using that forget-what-just-happen-last-week ability.

8) Toxic megacolon is pretty much exactly what it sounds like.

9) Everything you do in med school is the next hardest thing you've ever done.

10) Oh my god... in 2 months, they're going to expect me to make real-life decisions about patient care... wtf, I'm PRETTY SURE that I'm not ready to do that.

If you enjoyed this, check out the top 10 things Jay learned in first year.

1 comment:

Dragonfly said...

Love it! Particularly the coffee one...