“Hi, my name is Meghan, and I’m a third-year medical student, and…” “Actually, she’s ALMOST a fourth-year student!” My preceptor interrupted my introductory spiel I’ve probably given a thousand times this year to patients (it’s so familiar I could say it in my sleep!). With only two and a half more weeks of my third-year left, […]
What do you want to be when you grow up?
An OB/GYN attending asked each of the students in our group a very important question halfway through our obstetrics portion of our OB/GYN clerkship: What do you want to be when you grow up? One of my classmates responded, “Orthopedic surgery,” without a quarter second’s hesitation. Another, “Trauma surgery.” The other student and I were a little […]
It feels like just yesterday I was writing about the stress surrounding taking Step 1, and now, I’m in my second to last rotation of my third year of med school! Now is the time of year that we have begun to think about scheduling our fourth-year, which includes two Step 2 exams (Clinical Knowledge, […]