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 😉
Especially by the time we get to finals in Spring quarter
And in the words of one of my besties: “I’ve ran all out of f**ks to give!” True story!
I wanted to tell the world
Since I’ll soon be digging out my anatomy notes to prepare for boards this Summer, I’m reminded of when I first had anatomy lab as a lil newbie.
Before I entered my first Dead Lab:
After I entered lab, the smell of formaldehyde and dead corpse filled my nose:
I don’t miss that lab!
Somehow we’ve manifested our own language of exhaustion based in giggles, laughter, incomprehensible noises, grunts, and moans.
But guess what, do you know what pneumonoultramicroscopicsilicovolcanoconiosis means? I do!! So that counts for something even if my everyday vocabulary had significantly decreased.
So close…2 more weeks!
P.S. I HATE the quarter system! It means an extra set of midterms and finals.
What I wish I could say next is…
It gets to the point where the blank stares, smart ass replies, and being told you’re wrong countless times eventually makes you want to snap when coupled with burn-out. Luckily, I know how to excuse myself to fresh air and a walk when I need to regroup. Sigh…I’m sure we can all relate to having one of those moments with someone.