Wednesday, August 25, 2010

Some fun

You know you’re in med school when…

Your highlighter runs out of ink.
Your hands always smell of cadaver fixative.
You hear someone say a drug name/structure/whatever, obviously mispronounce it, and you get annoyed.
You can remember the Krebs Cycle, but not your phone number.
The name Robbins is as familiar to you as your last name.
You're wife tells you you smell like a band-aid when you get home at night
You can discuss cadaver dissection while eating dinner.
you find yourself talking about which post office innervates your neighborhood and whether or not two highways anastomose.
You're sitting between two people who are mindlessly spinning their pens around their thumbs during lecture.
when you realize that you are an average student and that it's ok
You tell your girlfriend to look lateral to the cereal to find the salt
when you take notes while watching ER or Grey's Anatomy
and when something you saw on ER/Grey’s anatomy shows up on a quiz or test.
 You own a 4-color pen and it's not enough colors for you
You have used up more than 6 highlighters in the past 6 months
You have highlighted something you wrote
You skip class to study
You equate "morning stiffness" with Rhematoid Arthritis
You have made a medical joke and no one laughed
SOB means shortness of breath to you
You know how to calculate specificity, positive predictive value, and anion gap
Anatomy makes you hungry
Your eyesight has worsened by 10 points or more in the last 4 years
You have debated between giving up eating or sleeping in order to find more time to study
You start studying for the boards more than 2 months in advance
When you're lifting at the gym and are staring at your muscles, not because of their size, but because you're trying to see their attachments and origins through the skin.
you see an attractive girl in a bikini but the first thought that comes to your mind is palpating her liver border
When you insist that someone in a photo is on the right. "No no no, the other right, the patients right."
You look forward to weekends not because you can sit back and relax and hang out with friends but because it means you have more time to study and catch up and dare I say? get ahead??
You feel superior to the 10am kids in college when your first class is at the asscrack of dawn.
You tell your friends in high school to enjoy it because they just dont know.
Reading 200+ pages over the weekend? easy. Trying to figure out how to sit back and relax? impossible.
You lose touch with whats popular on the radio or on television. The second that something new has changed with insurance, politicians & their plans for insurance, any change to anything USLME or med school or residency? You're the first to know.
Your friend says casually, "Ooh, I think I'm getting a headache," and the first things that pop into your head are:

1) When did the pain start?
2) Does the pain radiate anywhere?
3) Does anything make it feel better or worse?
You have an acronym for everything.

You have a differential diagnosis for your own abdominal pain that includes names of pathogens.

You diagnose members of the general public with diseases
You think " *courtesy of wikipedia" should be somewhere on your diploma.

You think you have whatever disease you’re learning about… every week.
You think " *courtesy of wikipedia" should be somewhere on your diploma.

You think you have whatever disease you’re learning about… every week.
You come to realize how normal handwriting can evolve into chicken scratch as you witness yours make the transformation.


Bill said...

I was wondering if you wrote this, until I got to "USMLE". Anyway, I hope you're all right over there. Actually, that's insincere, I was just trying to make my post longer lol.

Anonymous said...

hey you might like this:

Several scientists were all posed the following question: "What is 2 * 2 ?"

The engineer whips out his slide rule (so it's old) and shuffles it back and forth, and finally announces "3.99".

The physicist consults his technical references, sets up the problem on his computer, and announces "it lies between 3.98 and 4.02".

The mathematician cogitates for a while, then announces: "I don't know what the answer is, but I can tell you, an answer exists!".

Philosopher smiles: "But what do you mean by 2 * 2 ?"

Logician replies: "Please define 2 * 2 more precisely."

The sociologist: "I don't know, but is was nice talking about it".

Behavioral Ecologist: "A polygamous mating system".

Medical Student: "4"
All others looking astonished: "How did you know ??"
Medical Student: "I memorized it.

courtesy of Henry Ashworth off some joke site I so happened to have stumbled upon ;)