Yesterday was perfect! I’m already sore and we have a whole heck of a lot more packing to do today!!!
Anonymous said: Hi ! I was just wondering whether someone has ever mistaken you for a nurse? I am a medical student as well and when I tell someone I am in medical school they immediately assume I am studying to be a nurse. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with nurses but I feel there still is a gender stereotype going on. Or it could just be how I am perceived by other people not looking like a typical med student (whatever that looks like?)
Oh yup! And I definitely think this is definitely a gender thing.
I’ve actually had this exact conversation with male classmates in my class. All of the girls in my class have been asked if they were the nurse, even after telling the patient they were in school to be a doctor. BUT none of the male students in my class have ever had this experience.
There still remains a gender stereotype in medicine. It’s the reason that nurses scrubs come in mens and women’s, but doctor scrubs come in “unisex” (aka men’s sizes).
And people are still stumped by the joke “A father rushes his son to the ED after he’s been injured. They rush the boy into surgery and the surgeon says “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son!” How can this be?” People are still baffled by it because it never occurs to them that the doctor is the mother.
So, ladies of the world, go take over medicine so people don’t assume that only men can be doctors. :)
This happens to me all the time. Tho the worst is when I say I’m going to med school and they ask how much longer till I’m a MA.
Yep. Happens to me all the time. “Oh you’re in medical school? What type of nurse do you want to be?”
Part I: What will it be like?!
There will be lots of smart people there. Most of them will be smarter than you, or at least they’ll think they are. Being around smart people all the time will send you into a constant fluctuating state of confidence and crushing self-doubt.
On the first day you will go home and crack open a book, read for 8 hours, and remark to yourself, “this ain’t so bad.” On the 4th day of such reading, you will start calculating how much debt you will be in if you quit on day 5.
You will learn an entire new language made mostly of gibberish, Latin, and acronyms. Get to know your -ologies, your hypers- and hypos-, and always pronounce the word the way your professor does, even if there’s a perfectly acceptable alternative pronunciation.
This girl! They said it has to be a video and not just a voice recording, so does anyone have suggestions for what I should wear?
It’s a long shot, but it would be amazing to be selected to sing during OMED 2014 in October!!!
toastymarshmellows said: "FB being blown apart due to marriages, babies, etc..." aha I can so relate. Why is everyone (even people younger than me from HS) getting married now? And babies? And decide to win a cheerleading competition and stuff? The struggle is real :P
My cousin that’s 5yrs younger than me got engaged yesterday! I was like omgosh I’m getting old!