I don’t think anything truly prepares you for intern year. I don’t think the concept of moving 14 hours away from home (to an unknown place with unknown people) really hit me until I step foot into the hospital on June 26th for orientation. I was excited and nervous but I felt like I was somewhat prepared for intern year. I mean, that’s what medical school is for, right? Hint: I was very wrong.
Our school requires us to take 4 months of electives, 1 month of which cannot be in our residency field. One of the clinical electives that I thought would be helpful would be Radiology. During my surgery sub-Is, we would spend time reading our patients’ scans and imaging. From CTs to ultrasounds and MRIs, the […]
As you all may know by now, I’m applying to general surgery programs, and I am very adamant about becoming a surgeon. So much so, that “if you couldn’t be a surgeon, what would you be” gives me much pause. I don’t know, frankly, if there would be a career in medicine that would give […]