I thought that since I have previously shared what my typical days look like as a first and second-year medical student, I would also talk about how my days look during rotations in third-year. My first rotation is family medicine which is extremely fun with what I like to call “typical” workday hours, which are 9AM-5PM. The physicians are not on-call since it is an outpatient clinic, which means that weekends are free! Here is what my typical day looks like:
6:30AM: Wake up, eat breakfast, make coffee, study
I have found that during rotations, I come home tired and exhausted which means less time for studying. Since I wake up with a fresh mind, I use that to my advantage and study before I start my day so that when I come home, I can relax or hit the gym!
8:00AM: Head out to clinic
So I think that I am officially obsessed with audiobooks. I try to listen to summer favorites during my long commute or even a podcast about an interesting medical case. Not only does it make the commute go by faster, but it’s a fun learning opportunity.
The days go by VERY fast since we have many patients to see. We take an hour for lunch, and before I know it, it is time to go home. Every day I learn something new, which is one of the reasons I love medicine–it is a lifetime of learning.
I usually try to take 30-60 minutes at the gym so that I can unwind from the day.
7:00PM-10:00PM: Dinner, relax, bedtime
The rest of the night is usually spent catching up on work, making some delicious food, and heading to bed to get ready for yet another day.
What does your schedule look like during rotations? Comment down below.