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.
So, I began general surgery this week and this rotation is definitely living up to its reputation. I realized that the only way to get through this one is to completely dedicate my life to it for the next six weeks. No evening plans, no weekend trips, and I try to get studying in whenever I […]
The third year of medical school is widely regarded as the most difficult year, and of the third year clerkships, surgery is widely regarded as the hardest. I just finished my surgery clerkship – a long 12 weeks that definitely exerted a physical and emotional toll on me. Yet I survived, and somehow came out […]