This post is raw and holds nothing back. If you’re uncomfortable with vulgar language, please turn back.
November 28, 2005
Welcome to med school hell. This is a blog about my life as a medical student and the “truth” about medical training. I thought I’d get started with a little introduction.
I’m a senior medical student training in the US. I hate medical school with a burning passion like I have never before felt. In future posts, you’ll get to share what it’s like to be in my shoes on the wards. You’ll get to really experience what it’s like to be a medical student or a physician in training. You won’t hear any pansy-ass crap, basically because I don’t give a fuck. You’ll hear it like it is, and I promise I won’t hold anything back.
The administration hates me about as much as I hate the school that pays their salary. I tell it like it is, and they don’t like that. They really don’t know how to take it. I’m more C=MD and FYIGML than they have ever seen. I walk by the Dean and he thinks “that’s the guy who doesn’t give a fuck.” Yep, that’s me.
Before I close this post, I need to get one question out of the way that I’m asked almost on a daily basis. That question is: “If you hate medical school so much, why don’t you just quit?” And here’s the way I have answered that question, mostly from the beginning: I fucked up by starting med school in the first place, but I’m so ass-deep in debt and time that I might as well finish at this point. Also, having an M.D. even if I don’t practice clinical medicine, will get me more perks than I care to talk about at this point. In fact, I have several job offers on the table with a starting salary surpassing the average clinician’s salary after 5 years of practice.
So, stay tuned folks. I hope you guys don’t mind my foul language, because it’s gonna get crazy in here when I get off on my rants. And be prepared to learn about some crazy stuff that occurs during medical training that will knock your socks off. In fact, you’ll think twice about going to an academic medical center for medical care in the future. I promise.
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This article is part of Hoover’s Med School Hell series. Med School Hell reveals the crazy truth about the crappiness of the US medical education and healthcare system … while making you laugh so hard, you’ll crap in your pants.