Wednesday, August 15, 2012
I know that it has been a while since I last posted anything here, but things have been really busy! For the past few months I have been trying to get everything in order to start medical school. Now that I am settled, I am going to try my best to keep up with this blog.
So, let me get you up to speed!
The last time I posted, I had just gotten in to medical school. Now, I am in the middle of my first full week!
So far, it has been a really great experience and I have met really awesome people.
I must say however, it is an entirely different culture than my undergraduate years. The atmosphere is lighter in a way and I believe it is because everyone truly wants to be here and everyone has the same goal. Umass is a great place. I know in other medical schools there is a large amount of competition. Umass has adopted a pass/fail system for the first two years and there is no public ranking. This is a great system because it eliminates the competition associated with medical school. No one is out to beat anyone and it really makes for a great system.
One question that I seem to get a lot is about the work. The material isn't necessarily more difficult, but there is a lot more of it all at once. I believe the analogy that seems to be circulating is that of trying to drink from a fire hose.
I promise to try and keep posting, but for now I have to go study!
Be miserable. Or motivate yourself. Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice.