This post is raw and holds nothing back. If you’re uncomfortable with vulgar language, please turn back.
September 10, 2006
I was browsing over at SDN and saw a post in the “pre-allo” forum where you guys were responding to the issue of medical student harassment based on the latest study. Let me say that I was reminded as to why I only visit the pre-allo forum once a year now.
I used to be just like you guys – all pumped up and empathetic about “helping people” while I was in college. I thought I knew it all with my 4.0 GPA and badass MCAT score. Just like you think you know it all now. Let me tell you that you don’t know shit. That’s right, you’re fucking clueless. You’re clueless just like I was. If you ever get accepted into medical school you’ll think back to this blog post one day and be like “you know what, that guy was right.”
All of you 20-somethings responding to the post are doing so without any experience whatsoever in dealing with residents, nurses, ancillary staff and attending physicians. All you have to base your comments on is what you read in that study. Your comments are meaningless dribble, much like your foreign “medical experience” in Peru that’s in your MDApplicants profile.
Until you spend 2 years on the wards working 14 hours per day and then come in to round on Saturday and Sunday morning, quit acting like you know what’s going on and shut the fuck up.
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.