Med School Hell – Medicine Is Serious Business

This post is raw and holds nothing back. If you’re uncomfortable with vulgar language, please turn back.

May 10, 2008
By: Hoover


  • That look you get from your chief resident or that “serious” attending.
  • The way that “common” people look at you in your white coat.
  • That family you just spoke with and explained why their dear Aunt Marie probably won’t live through the night.
  • It’s 5 AM and your patient is asleep. “Excuse me, Mr. Jones. Sorry to wake you. I need to just listen to your heart and ask you a few questions and then you can go back to sleep. Have you passed gas or had a bowel movement since I last saw you?”
  • Rounds at 8:30 PM. After all, you only came into work at 5:30 AM this morning. No biggie.
  • I’m paying $150,000 in tuition for four years (including living expenses) so I can come into work for 12 hours on Saturday. God, I rule.
  • You’ve been up for 36 hours on call and you still have a conference to attend in 4 hours. Hey, complaining is a sign of weakness.

Wow, medicine really is serious business.

Are you convinced to leave medicine? If so, you may feel like you are alone. You may feel clueless about what to do next. However, quitting medicine could turn out better than you have ever thought possible. And here is why you should get out …

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.

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