Yesterday two of my friends worked 12 hrs and then they were both on call. (One had to stay in the on call room, the other got to go home.)
My fear is that I will be gone for 12+ hr days and my poor puppy will be alone. I’ve only had him a few months but he is already like a child to me.
I’m debating on getting a roommate for my small house. I have wanted to live alone for a while, but now that I have my own place it seems like it’s too good to be true.
My old roommate just happens to be moving to the area soon.
Rotations start the end of aug/beginning of sept.
Docs/student docs that have any advice for this freshly-turned third year student are encouraged to jump in. :)
Am I going to be basically living in the hospital? Do I need a roommate? Gahhhhh decisions, decisions.
Thanks in advance for the input guys!
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?”