The State of the Med Student

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

It's Wednesday, which used to mean Hump Day Confessions, but Kathy gently laid that link-up to rest, so here we are. I'm remarkably well-slept, given that I went to bed at 12:30 and woke up at 6:30. I should have gotten out of bed when I woke up, but I realized that class started at 10 instead of 8, so... I went back to sleep. I did, however, go downstairs to reset the coffee pot from its 7:15 start time to it's new start time of 8:30 (because priorities). Then I went back to sleep and it was glorious. Gersh and Sinatra came to visit me, and after briefly trying to wrestle on my face, they settled down and snuggled. 

We are 6 days from our Cardio I Block exam and I'm in triage mode. I'm also slowly descending into pre-exam madness, so here's the state of the med student:

Random sheep emoji that I sent to a classmate

High-fiving over our mutual screwed-ness

Ken, looking at my notes: That chart gives me hives.
Me: Hives were on my first micro exam. We can't talk about hives for this exam.
Ken: Oh. Well, that chart gives me... high cholesterol?

Me: Whenever I read, "free cholesterol," I think of little blobs of fat holding signs, yelling, "Free cholesterol! End cholesterol enslavement now! We've been wrongly imprisoned! No taxation without representation!"
Ken: Wait, what?
Me: Yeah, I guess that last one didn't make much sense.

Sarah: Well, I'll let you get back to your studying.
Me: Oh yeah, it's so much fun.
Sarah: Totally fun, except you really just want it to end.
Me: So much fun, except that you really just want it to end.

And sometimes, I forget what I'm taking notes on and this happens:

Then, there was this:

An oldie, but a goodie. Torsades is my favorite, but Vfib is kind of how I feel right now.

And this:

And yes, Wenckeback is a legitimate rhythm.

There are plenty of silly, medical videos on YouTube, and some of them are even helpful! So essentially, the state of the med student is... crazy-stressed, slightly delusional, overtired, and under-caffeinated. If you have a med student in your life, give them a hug. But then wash your hands.

- A


  1. This is my favorite medical video on youtube. If you haven't seen it yet, you're welcome.

  2. My hubby is a med student so I know all about the craziness! Haha. Are you an MS1?


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