Here’s an unfinished draft I pulled up from way back in early 2008. I’m thinking it still applies:
I think some of the naive pre-meds have been drinking a bit too much of the Hatorade lately. I’ve seen numerous threads pop up in the pre-allo forum at SDN referencing Med School Hell and typically the comments are negative. Here are my responses:
- You’re shitting your pants
In reality you think that medicine is rainbows and butterflies, but you’re scared that I may just be right. After all, I’ve gone through medical school and you haven’t. This little tidbit of information makes your acceptance look a lot less appealing.
- You think you know it all
That 3.8 GPA and medical mission trip in Africa has instilled in your mind that you know all. Therefore anyone that says anything negative about medicine is a dumbass and doesn’t know shit.
- You’re young
Most of you are in your late teens or early twenties, and have gone from high school to college and then hopefully straight to medical school. You’ve never worked a real “job” in your life. Just wait until you’re working from 7am-7pm 5-6 days a week dealing with all that medicine has to give. Until then, shut the fuck up.
Thinking back, I do remember what it’s like to be a pre-med. I didn’t know shit and neither do you.