My apologies to those who visit this site regularly. I haven’t posted anything regarding my life recently mainly because I haven’t had anything to talk about. My life has become boring and everyday is a routine. Sometimes I feel like I’m just going through the motions without any cognitive awareness of where I am half the time. The excitement of being in medical school is gone and it has been replaced with mind numbing stress.
There comes a point in a young medic’s life when he or she feels like enough is enough and reasseses his or her future in medicine. Although I have talked about quitting medicine to my friends I don’t think I could ever go through with it. I’m too superficial to do it. I look forward to the day that people start calling me “doctor” and nurses throwing their panties at me. Yes, those are my reasons for wanting to do medicine.
In all seriousness, the semester that just past was shit. I was behind with the material all the way up until the end and my procrastination got the best of me. I did think about quitting because I was really cutting it close and felt like for once maybe I could have failed. However, I began to realise that the feeling of failure is mutual among everybody in medical school. To make a long story short, I ended up predicting some of the questions that would show up on the exam and tried to learn the clinically relevant material to the best of my ability creating a strong foundation for years to come. My smart studying paid off and was rewarded with moving onto this hella crazy semester. And yes, it is hella crazy. We get to play with faeces this semester since we’re learning about the gastrointestinal system. Fun!
Have you thought about quitting medical school? What made you push through? For me I think it’s my family and reminding me the real reason why I wanted to be a doctor in the first place.