“Do you like medical school?”
Well yeah, sure I do. But that isn’t a simple yes or no answer. Sometimes it flat out sucks. Sometimes it can be an incredibly rewarding experience. I’m not going to sit back and tell you that memorizing muscle insertions for hours upon hours is a heart-warming joy of mine. Nor will I tell you that studying the human body every day is a miserable soul-crushing boot camp.
For hours, I can rant about and I can rave about medical school. Here, I’ve taken some time to reflect on what I love and what I hate about this stage in my career. Don’t listen to the idiots who only complain and act like they’re in some sort of academic hell. They’re either being dramatic and histrionic or they’re not here for the right reasons.
I have my complaints as well, but for every complaint, I can name something I love about medical school. Let’s start with the bad: