I’m officially a third year medical student. Man it seems like I woke up one day and here I am. Honestly the last couple of years have gone by incredibly fast. Oh I’m still as incompetent as before, but the difference now is that I’m able to hide it in front of patients a little bit better. When you don’t know what the eff is going on all you have to do is nod, smile, and wink.. you know.. Sarah Palin style. If you don’t know how to wink then may I suggest turning your head slightly carefully showing only one eye to the target and then blink forcefully. It gives the illusion that you’re winking at the other person.

Second year medicine was OK. I still managed to get through it without missing an episode of my favourite shows, i.e. America’s Next Top Model, The Janice Dickinson Modeling Agency, The Real Housewives of Atlanta, Top Chef, and then a slew of medically related shows – the list goes on and on and on. I find that watching tv while studying helps. It allows me to multi-task, which is a pretty important skill to have when you become a doctor. It allows me to time manage – keeping all the shows in order is a huge task and quite time consuming if not done correctly. And most importantly watching tv while studying keeps me occupied enough so that I don’t rub sea salt in my eyes while learning useless histology.

Now that I’m hitting middle age – well you know, mid 20s – I’m starting to worry that I’m never going to find anybody that would put up with my crap long enough to produce me a little mini-me. You would think that being a medical student will get you a lot of, let’s be frank.. sex, but that’s not the case. I think the main reason is that we don’t have a lot of time to spare and sometimes a hand does the trickjust nicely. It could also be my pungent body odour – the economy is forcing me to save as much money as possible and deodorant was near the top of the list of things to get rid of – so back off!

Like most medical students, I spend a hell of a lot of time on YouTube. Thank god I don’t have Facebook because I would surely flunk out of med school if I did. Anyway, I love amazingly talented people along with pop. So why not combine the two in a Pop Medley? Enjoy. Oh and if you don’t know any of these songs then you’re way old. Sorry there’s no nice way of saying it.