Tuesday, December 23, 2008

4th year = decision time

We were told that 4th year was the best year of medical school. We were lied to.

Don't get me wrong---I've had a lot of fun this year, and definitely enjoyed not having exams after the end of every rotation. But undoubtedly there is this HUGE pressure to make big decisions---something I've never been fond of.

Flashback to senior year high school----I could not decide where to go to undergrad. So much so, that I almost took a year off in order to prolong the decision making process. What ended up happening? I signed up for the Unv. of Denver on the last day acceptances were due---and secretly hoped my letter got lost in the mail so I'd have to take the year off. Good choice? It took a year before I fell in love with Denver, but once I did, I was so happy I ended up there.

Now to present time. I actually joked a couple days ago how I will be in Nepal (whohoo!) when our ranking list is due. And how Internet may not be so great out there, so maybe I wont get my rank list in and then I'll have to take a year off.

For some reason I'm seeing a pattern.

Sunday, December 7, 2008

you know it

You know you're an emergency resident wanna-be when after you run a half marathon and then jump on a plane to get to an interview, your main worry in life is getting a DVT.

Tuesday, December 2, 2008

thought for the day

A medical students LEAST favorite question in the whole wide world:

"Do you have any questions for me?"

I wonder if I could throw that question back to the director as my question........