The pathway to medical school, doesn’t only include the academics; studying infinite amount of information for an exam that last about 2 hours plus, and hoping that you past the course so you can finish off the basic sciences years, but also involves hands on experience!
As they always say, medical school is like trying to drink from a fire hydrant; an impossible task of information that needs to be learned before exam time comes around. Basically, those first 2 years, is a hell on earth and a lot of people give up because they can’t handle it, or figure that life is more than staying home on the weekends trying to catch up with the lecture notes from the previous week, just so you can do the same thing the next weekend, all up until, yet again, the exam. It does require some form of sacrifice, either from the things you enjoy (hobbies), or interacting with friends who aren’t medical students themselves. No one but only medical students can truly understand what you are going through and it’s kind of why they tend to group together at the end of the day.
Finally when one survives those 2 years, the real learning begins; clinical rotations. All of the information you’ve learned from those 2 years, are going to help you figure out what questions to ask, and what part of the patient history is relevant to treating real life patients. No longer is it standardized patients, but people who are actually sick, who are actually ailing and who actually need your help.Read More »