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July 1, 2008
Ahh, July 1st.
It came around so fast, just a mere two months of sleeping in and traveling since you walked across that stage with your medical degree in hand. Today’s a new day. Today begins the ritualistic flogging of new interns across the nation.
Waking up at 7am used to seem early, but now it will be considered late. Weekends will now simply be another work day of another work week. Pimping will take on a whole other meaning now that you have to grin and bear it. Personalities that you thought never existed will be encountered every minute of your existence. While once sacred in your mind, medicine will — at some point — be something that you hate, even for a brief moment.
With the sound of a beeping pager going off somewhere in the background, we welcome you to Hell.
We’re glad you’re here.
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.