As an incoming student rep, I have the pleasure of contacting the admitted future doctors in the class of 2018. After their initial elation, they pose a myriad of questions. The most popular of those questions: “What is life like in medical school? Like, what does a normal week look like for you?”
Since it is asked quite frequently, I figured I’d break it down for you. So, my friends, here’s a typical med school week:
Med school Mondays, much like working people Mondays, or any-other-type-of-school Mondays, tend to be decently rough. They start with lecture from 8-10 am, followed by lab (histology or anatomy) or small groups (usually team based learning) from 10-12 pm. Our block exams almost invariably land on Mondays, resulting in a sometimes extra-rough start to the week. On these days, our 8-10 am final exam is immediately followed by the first two lecture hours of our brand new block. Ouch.
At the beginning of the year, Monday evenings were prime time to cash in on the student discount at our local rock climbing gym. However, I’ve become more involved in … view full post »