On Third Year

Perhaps you’ve noticed a lack of posting on my part. Perhaps not. Either way I want to address why I haven’t been writing much recently.

It is not for lack of ideas of what to write about. In fact it may be the opposite: I feel paralyzed by how much I want to express. I have so many stories, observations and random thoughts about my third year of medical school that I’m not sure where to begin.

Let’s start with one general observation: the third year is a lot more fun than the previous two years of medical school. Knowledge actually comes easier as I apply what I am learning to actual patients. It is much easier to wake up in the morning knowing I will actually have meaningful experiences with patients and colleagues. Lectures are fewer and generally very practical.

But there are difficulties too. Just as you start to get a little comfortable , you are shipped off to a new location to start over again. Even within each rotation I’ve been at a different site each month. At my last rotation the staff was so used to new students each month one nurse just called me “student” the whole time even though I worked with her every day. She slipped up once though and actually said my name and the other staff joked about how that was a big deal. Ha.

I can’t help but look forward to a little more stability. Working with the same people, learning their names and understanding their expectations. Working in the same place and knowing simple things like where to find a bandage. Having a well defined role. Can I look forward to these things in residency? I guess we’ll see.

3 thoughts on “On Third Year”

  1. Medical school is a place in which you will grow as a person and as a professional. You will be challenged to study more than you thought possible and pick yourself up when you fall down. The massive amounts of knowledge you need to learn in a short period of time makes medical school one of the most challenging professional schools out there.

  2. Hopefully residency will continue that trend, at least with being able to stay in the same place with the same people. I’m just focusing on getting to third year, myself, hahaha. Keep it up – and hopefully you can find time to share some of the stuff you’ve had piling up!

  3. she would wipe out corruption by chagning the system.She is exposing her childish ignorance. For that to do, namely to change the system, it will require more than 3 decades in the service, and a extraordinary amount of courage, to change the system.To change the system, one needs to build a political consensus. That s possible for only politcians. Not for bureaucrats. If an officer attempts to do, she or he will b shown her or his place at once. If she or he persists, then, she or he will hav to face serious consequences even danger to their lives, and the lives of near and dear ones. As Bhat IPS is facing now in Gujrarat. Or Alhpone in Kerala, Kairnarar in Mahrastra, and ur own Uma Shankar in TN.

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