Do you really need the gym membership when your hospital has a gym? Stock up on food, like from a nearby Costco, and buy snacks, and meals, like frozen dinners, that you can easily take with you to class and the hospital.Even small adjustments can lead to big differences (which is the same thing you tell your diabetic patients about portion control for maintaining tight glucose levels). Don’t forget to count books as part of your expenses.This post is dedicated to the many 3rd year students whom I have had the privilege to teach over the past 35 years. You meet drug addicts, hard-core alcoholics, lung disease patients who still smoke, the profoundly mentally ill.
One thing I begrudgingly did with my colleagues was always use the stairs instead of the elevator to get somewhat of a workout into our busy day.The cookies contain no personally identifiable information and have no effect once you leave the Medscape site.When I was a first-year medical student, the upperclassmen said that medical school would get better and better.Those readers who are physicians will completely understand, and I will try to explain to the non-physicians. During the third year you confront mortality and morbidity.During the third year, medical students spend much time with patients. You experience the trust patients give you when you clearly care about them. Support them when they come home after each test, upset because they failed—and gently remind them after they get their well above passing grade how unnecessary the "I'm going to fail out of medical school and never become an MD" dramatics are.5. Some will be extremely rare, others will be more mundane. They will be certain they have it (no second opinions necessary). I think." Read: Married To A Doctor, I Was A Lonely Newlywed... They'll make you hyper-aware that germs are everywhere and on everything. Learn to hide your "ew, gross" reactions when they tell you all the stuff you never wanted to know about your bodily functions.4.Check out hard copies or electronic versions from your school’s library. Just because your patients are sick doesn’t mean you have to look sick, too. Let’s face it—its hard to balance everything you want to do.Utilize online resources that your school might be providing, like uptodate.com, and Which means, get eight hours of sleep, eat healthy, exercise an hour a day…wait a second. It’s all about organization and making some sacrifices.The 3rd year students quickly learns to share medical stories primarily with other students, residents or attending physicians.A story that is interesting or funny to a medical student may sound ghastly to a non-medical peer.