It's only been three weeks and we've only had one midterm, but I can say, without a doubt, that I now know what they mean when they say that information in medical school is like trying to drink from a firehose.
Oh. my. word.
The shear VOLUME of information is seriously unbelievable. Everyone said it would be, but really, you never really believe people until you're there yourself. But believe me. It's HUGE.
I think that maybe part of the reason that it's so surprising is simply because I haven't ever really been a studier. I would review material for tests and finals, but that was about it...studying was never a part of my normal school routine. I went to class, I did the work, and that was that.
This is totally different. I feel like I am studying ALL THE TIME. And if I am not studying? Well, I'm thinking about studying. Or I'm reviewing things in my head. All. the. time. The shower, the car, making dinner, trying to fall asleep.
It's only been a few weeks, and I am still trying to find the right routine to get everything done. But I have passed my first section's midterm (thank heavens) and have even managed to
I don't regret going, even when the studying sucks. Because while I am constantly reminded of all the things I don't know....I'm starting to surprise myself with the amount of things that I have been able to learn too...