Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Good luck!

Medical school interviews for next year in Australia are well and truly underway. To anybody who is about to go through them, good luck! I remember that it was a more stressful process for me than actually being in medical school.

Also, good luck to those of you in the other hemisphere who are about to start medical school. I'm excited for you - it is so much fun and you get to learn so many interesting things (as well as a lot of uninteresting things, but I don't pay much attention to them!).

A small word of advice - it appears that difficulty with aspects of organisation and administration in medical school is a vital part of our medical education no matter what part of the world you are learning in. Perhaps they wish to teach us patience. Maybe they are getting us ready for our jobs as doctors in the future. There is a distinct possibility that they just can't run any other way. Don't let it get to you. Ignore it, yell like hell when you need to, and just get on with the things that are more rewarding and infinitely more fun.

I might as well add a big fat GOOD LUCK to those of us preparing for our exams. If you are anything like me, you need it!

1 comment:

Brad S said...

Nothing gets me more annoyed than the disorganisation of a faculty, especially one such as medicine where students are spending the big bucks!

I wouldn't get sucked into "preparing us for the rigours of practising", sounds more like a convenience to me. My advice would be to yell... yell hard and with numbers. Most importantly, never let them make your grades slip.