It took everything I had to fight back laughing while I was still in the room:
Even now, I’m still cracking up from the fact someone actually said that while a clinician’s finger was still examining the patient’s bumhole. The patient was serious about the comment, but definitely meant it for some humor too. I’m telling you folks, this stuff is too good to make up!
It’s moments like these where being in clinic and working with patients reminds me why I love my job!
This isn’t pessimism folks…it’s real life! I think we all can relate to having days where you just feel utterly defeated in your efforts. Some days can even seem futile. Whether people want to admit it or not, med school definitely consists of days like that (at least for me it is).
What motivates me to keep going? Ha! I guess ultimately I know failure is NOT an option. I also don’t try to fight my feelings when they hit. If I have to go cry and yell that sh*t out for a few minutes, then I do. I also find it helpful to exercise or either call a friend who I know won’t say cliche inspirational b.s. to me to make me feel better, but actually listen and let me vent.
We all have good and bad days…one isn’t necessarily better or worse than the other since both are important to cultivating who we are.
Here’s to being 50% a doctor! And my advice for moving forward?
MSOM/Chinese med students:
In general, the Chinese medicine students are just a happy, sweet, calm and relaxed bunch! Even when they are stressed they are still smiling, happy, chatting and drinking tea!
While ND students think: “Tea?!! Who has time to sip tea?! Give me the largest effin coffee you got so I can crank out hours of cramming! You want to chat? Let’s chat about the pathophysiology of XYZ and what could be possible test questions.”
My impression of ND Students: Always stressing, rushing, panicking, bitching, moaning, cranky, and usually depressed. Sigh…sometimes I wonder why did I pick the “dark side”, haha. Maybe secretly…I kinda like it 😉
At 8PM I’m feeling like: hhheeeyyyyyyy!!!
By 10PM I’m usually pulling one of these numbers…
So much for a long night on the town! Weekend bedtime hits me by 10PM! A far cry from the night-owl I once was and used to dance until 3AM.
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