Tuesday, September 1, 2009

Medical School - 3 Weeks In

Garrett with the fire hose

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 all the posts in posts in my google reader catch up in blogland (sort of) and get the number of unread posts in my google reader down below 500. I have even done the dishes and some laundry...I know, I'm on FIRE!

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...


Kimberly said...

Maggie, I can't even tell you how impressed I am with you. I always assumed that medical school was hard, but I think you've really quantified it with this post. You just hang in there and keep plugging away at it! :)

Arizaphale said...

What a great analogy. drinking from a firehose!!!!Keep on top of it kid! I'm guessing you don't spend too much time with the boys now???

Stacy said...

I can only imagine. Congrats on passing your first mid-term. Way to go!!

Jennifer said...

I had no idea how behind I was...medical school?!! WOW! I'm so impressed, seems to me that you're keeping up with the firehose pretty well.

Christina said...

Add me to your fan club, girl! Here I am nervous about the idea of going back to school at all, and you're rockin' medical school. WOW!

Jaimee said...

I can't imagine how crazy it must be & I'm totally impressed at how you manage to do it all!

Mike said...

Let me know when you're ready to operate on me :)


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Cara said...

I too an impressed on how you mange to do all that you do. I went to PA school and could barely keep my head above water.
You think your behind, I am just getting to this post and you published it 14 days ago.
Hang in there girl, you will do awesome!

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