Any Med Students/Residents/Docs on here?

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  1. DoubleWindsor

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    We must unite!

    Come here to complain/discuss the ludicrous hours or nights on call, the sleepless nights spent studying or trying not to fall asleep in the ICU. The grueling days of studying for step 1 or the nightmare that is obamacare.

    Tell us a little about yourself. Where are you in the long process of becoming a doctor and what's your specialty (or what you think you would like to do). Why did you choose medicine and what do you think about the future of medicine?
     
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    I dont think I fit in with you guys yet. I am really a long way from there. I am just starting college, and going into the pre med major. You are like my idol :D. I really wanna be a doctor because my dad is one, I enjoy science classes the most, and I really like watching House M.D. :lol:
     
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    tell us about yourself first.
     
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  4. hyogen

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    Fedace went to med school right?
     
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    of course, there's dr.fedace...
     
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    I'm afraid med school and residency are the relatively easy and care-free years. One has relatively little ultimate responsibility during those years, and I look back on them fondly. Being in practice is when you really have responsibility for other people's lives, and that's a special kind of stress.
     
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    Its great that you feel so passionate about what you want to do, but from my experience and readings, those are terrible reasons to choose medicine, and so is enjoying house (although its great!), medicine is nothing like in the shows.

    About me, Im a new MS-2, going to a med school in florida. Because I haven't started clinicals yet (next year!) I'm not sure what I want to do. I have a few ideas; rads, derm, int. med-gastro, but those are all very competitive and very dependent on how well I continue to do (and what connections I make).
     
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    I dont know what med school you went to but where I went it was nothing like that.
     
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    Fedace? Oh Fedace, where are you?
     
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    ollie: can you describe this stress more? Just curious.
     
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    Lets stop spreading rumors. I Never said whether I did or I didn't. But i do understand exactly what the OP is talking about.. My family is full of Physicians and also I will Quote the good Dr. Dean Edell,,,,,,," Medical School and residency is like going thru the Marine Core Boot Camp 10 X over and over " It is that tough....:-?
     
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    Lets get ONE thing straight right now. I NEVER said i was a doctor or i wasn't a doctor, and i will not confirm that in a talk Forum... That is just NOT going to happen........
     
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    Your crazy to say med school is "easy and care-free." That makes me question you whether or not you actually went. I'd call it emotionally and physically draining, unrewarding, and very very care-full years.

    I don't doubt your statement about life in practice, but to make a bold statement about med school and residency like that is a slap in the face to us students who consider it hard as hell.
     
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    please stop trying to impress us with all your fancy standford spellings...
     
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    Ollinger i know what you are getting at, but the STress for the medical students and residents are Tremendous. It is the lack of sleep and overwhelming amount of material you have to digest in order to pass the exams in med school and get thru the internships and residencies as well. I think it really helps if you have Photographic Memory but Not all the people are blessed with such Gifts.......:-?
     
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    People say marine CORE, and the Marien CORE boot camps are like going the Hell and back. Just imagine doing that 10X over. but it is a different kind of stress though. More of a mental stress than the Physical as in the Marine CORE boot camp.....:)
     
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    I wonder where is our resident patellar tendonitician Dr Nadal_Freak went to.
     
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    I have several buddies in the marines, the stress is bery much mental as it is physical.

    Also in medical school it is mental and physical. That lack of sleep gets to you. Maybe not in a few days, or even weeks, but I bet your health is down a few points by the end of a semester. Mine sure was.
     
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    how come they don't teach these things at standford?


    "Pronunciation" refers to the way a word or a language is spoken, or the manner in which someone utters a word.


    Spelling is the writing of a word or words with the necessary letters and diacritics present in an accepted standard order.
     
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    He signed up as backhand_winner and got banned immediately.

    iirc, Fedace is the only reliable and respected doctor on board.
     
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    Maybe he will come back as backside_scratcher in his next foray.
     
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  22. woodrow1029

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    Dr. Feddie, somebuddy wit a Standford education wud not tipe like that, even if they was rushd typing on a talk Forum.
     
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  23. Fedace

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    Yea just make sure you don't goof any calls during the Stanford matches coming season...
     
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    I will try extra hard not to goof up knowing that you will be watching from the Eye in the Taube Sky..
     
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  25. goober

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    These are not rumors. You said twice you went to med school. Unfortunately the threads got deleted. The first time somebody asked if there are any med students on this forum. You responded "I am one. Hurry up ask me a question I have to go play tennis" The second time you directly responded to me that you the med school you went to is none of my buisness. Even when you were directly quoted you simply ignored the posts.
     
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  26. Fedace

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    NEVER EVER said in this forum i went MED school. and i will NEVER ever confirm whether i did or I didn't........so keep letting your imagination run Wild.......that is the way i like it...:evil::)
     
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    I graduated from Albert Einstein College of Medicine, NYC. My point was that med school and residency are times during which someone else is always supervising and ultimately signing off on your work, with possible exception of some clinic outpatients that are generally fairly routine. I didn't find those years all that stressful, perhaps because I enjoyed what I was doing and one is still considered to be learning their craft during those years, not so stressful unless you have problems handling the amount of work (I never really did). In practice life is very different. A colleague of mine sighed to me last week "I'm tired of being in charge of other people's lives," a stressful way of life one really doesn't have until being out in practice.
     
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  28. TourTenor

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    Ah, Dr. Fedace ... you did claim to be a doctor in the 'MTF forum', to go along with your "Standford med school" claims in the old "WHAT'S WRONG WITH THE STANFORD MEN'S TENNIS?" thread that was deleted in this forum. Have you received your tuition refund yet? Perhaps a reminder note is in order; "Two Hoom It MAY Consern at Standford Medikal Skool, Eye did naut get watt I thought I wood from my Standford eduKation. Pleeze send full refund. Yoars, Dr. Fedace." (Best of luck and you're very welcome.)
     
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    I agree that your level of responsibility increases 100 fold post residency, but I would guess that if you polled your classmates, a very small percentage would characterize their med school and residency years as carefree and easy. The type of residency aslo would greatly influence this perception (i.e general surgery vs derm.).

    Are you in a primary care field?
     
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    damn you! i spilled my drink:):):)
     
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  31. woodrow1029

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    That's funny right there, I don't care who you are that's funny!!

    -Larry The Cable Guy.
     
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  32. Joeyg

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    Marine CORE???? The hits just keep on coming!! By the way, Dr. Fedace. You most certainly claimed to have gone to med school on more than one occasion, as others have pointed out.

    Personally, I skipped grad school and joined the Peace Core instead.
     
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  33. goober

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    What? You haven't heard of the marine core bootcamp? It's harder than the marine corps boot camp because you only workout on your core. Once you get through that you have insane abs I tell you!
     
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    Ahh, to be back posting with my buddies, Goober and Tour Tenor. Just like the good, old days!

    TT, absolutely classic post about the refund. I was thinking about something similar, but the last time I did something like that, it earned me a one week vacation from the boards.

    As for the good doctor's claims....
     
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    goober,

    is the quote in your signature verbatim?


    surely not...
    this is too much--even for the good doctor...
     
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  36. Joeyg

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    Aphex,

    I can assure you. It is a direct quote. You can't make this stuff up. Too bad you didn't see his posts about liking hot, smelly blondes. Or perhaps, his preference for wearing women's undies.
     
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  37. goober

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    cut and paste baby! No need to edit.

    Oh your quote is pretty funny too. Hmm who should I believe rational posting Ollinger or the "Standford" grad Feddie? Tough choice...
     
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    lolz...for some reason it's not very hard to believe...



    aaah you guys in the doctor's ignore list...i feel like i've missed out on so much...:cry:
     
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    sorry, i meant "ignore list"
     
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  40. Joeyg

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    The original "What is wrong with Standford Men's Tennis" was approximately 2000 posts long. It was eventually deleted (much to my dismay) because it seemed Dr Fedace took exception to people calling him on his BS and "baiting" him into responding (even though we were on his "ignore" list).

    That being said, the hilarity continues on an almost daily basis in other threads.
     
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    An interesting comment from that fellow: a good part of me believes I would have the right temperament to have been a judge.
     
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    Sheesh, guys like Fedace are getting into Med school now? Now, I'm definately changing my career choice.
     
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    Finally, confirmation of what I have suspected for so long, Feddie has adopted his older brother's persona on this forum (right down to the Stanford credentials).


    This is too long for a signature, but everyone should read Dr. Feddie vs Ollinger from another thread: http://tt.tennis-warehouse.com/showpost.php?p=3754150&postcount=12996
     
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    Sorry that I missed that thread. "Dr. Fedace" is a goofball that should be banned from the boards for giving out potentially dangerous medical advice. Especially, when you consider that he is not qualified to be giving it in the first place.

    I know that I tease and rib him about his wackiness, but this was an instance where he proves to be a know-it-all m e n a c e.
     
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    I can roll with that, but unless you are naive about the line of work you're getting into, having other peoples lives in you hand (and losing them at times) is about as certain as gravity for a doctor.

    I completely changed careers after med school. My reason however is I just didn't like everything about it. *****y colleagues, people that dont want to be there, the liability insurance and state of current healthcare system, being in a building all day long, standing for 6 hours doing nothing but little movements with your hand. It started driving me crazy. It started in a cadaver lab i took as an undergrad. Man, it takes a really boring person to be a surgeon, I need more, even though learning and getting through med school wasnt easy, when you get a specialty and thats all you do for the rest of your life, man, that sucks.

    I am so glad I got out of it while in time to start my new career. ufff
     
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    Sounds to me like you just didn't do your homework. Im not one to judge but there are many fields with very different applications. Standing for 6 hours performing a surgery is a rarity unless your ultra specialized for that type of work.

    Anyway im a senior college student right now and I was accepted to FSU med school and FIU. I really wan't to go to baylor or UF. So . . . im going for round 3 on the MCAT. First score i got was a 23 (barely studied) followed by a 30. Shooting for a 32-34 on this next one. Hope I get lucky :). So much stress relief now that im in though. Im taking Kaplan and I pity the fools studying in there !!!

    Trying to enjoy my time before med school starts. I heard the 1st years are just a lot of bookwork.
     
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    congrats on getting into fsu, they are a very florida only oriented school who really encourages all they're docs to become family docs and stay in rural florida, so it wasn't really for me.
     
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    Ok here is my problem with this:

    What are you talking about I didnt do my homework? I've already gone through the whole thing and passed with an above 80th percentile GPA in the country. You haven't even started and you're passing along your opinon, thats stretching a little bit beyond your experience level don't you think? But don't worry, kids your age do that, I dont mind.

    Anyways, big number 2: it is not a rarety to be stading at the same spot for a couple of hours for a lot of physicians. And nowadays, if you want to be any good at your specialty, you will be so specialized you are going to be doing pretty much the same thing over and over again. After a couple years (probably just in residency), you've pretty much seen 95% of what you're going to see your whole career.

    And by the way, don't give me the ER doctor crap, they just make sure you live, you go to a specialist to deal with all the different injuries. Stabilizing gets pretty old after a while.

    Once I would tell you to revise your goals, make sure you know what you're going into, and tell you that you have no clue what it really is like. HOWEVER, I am really against that now that I've grown to realize you can't know what you're getting into in any profession until you actually start doing it. So if this is your dream, follow it, pray to God you'll be happy with it, but do realize that it might not be exactly what you thought it was. I would start by dropping the pre-conceived notion that because there are many fields and a wide range, your job is going to reflect that. Well, its the opposite, because there are so many fields and a wide range, like I've said before, if you're going to get any sort of name for what you do, its going to be (in your mind I suppose) ultra-specialized.

    I willa dmit though, that coming from a family of doctors I really should have know better before I went through the whole thing.

    Anyways, on a more lighter note, isn't it the best feeling in the world when you're already accepted and you put all that work into it and it feels like it finally paid off? And you see everyone else struggling to get there and you know your spot is there!
     
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    Well you sort of admit you should have known better . . . that was my point. Thats why you shadow doctors, volunteer, gain exposure , etc. before jumping into 10+ years of hardcore study. You never know EXACTLY what things are going to be like but you can learn what the various fields have to offer. Your description regarding 5+ hour procedures isn't very accurate. Not many specialties do that. My intention wasn't trying to take a shot at you. I just didn't agree with your seemingly one dimension view of medicine (not saying thats your view . . . just how it came across in your post).

    As for your response . . . A little presumptious don't you agree?? Just FYI both my parents are VERY accomplished speacialized physicians. Not to mention 2 grandparents and 2 harvard graduate med school uncles. I have grown up surrounded by medicine. I know what life is like for them and many other docs. I don't know everything but I know what to expect. I do admire you getting through med school and saying . . . screw it lol. That takes some balls.

    Standing in place for 2 hours is very different from what you said earlier ( 6 hour procedures). Of course some docs do procedures that take forever but thats not nearly a majority. I agree you can never really know EXACTLY what something is going to be like until you try it for yourself but you can get an idea so you are not suprised by anything.


    And yes walking in the Kaplan center is such a pleasure now:) When I was studying I was always in a trance. It was like I was blazed out of my mind and depressed at the same time. Now that I think of it I should have taken aderol. It probably would have helped.

    But really med school isn't TOO hard to get into. The hardest part imo is the MCAT. If you have a 3.2+ GPA with a 29+ MCAT and decent extra curriculars you will probably get in somewhere. No ivy league of course but in med school nonetheless.
     
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    Thanks :). I actually transfered from FSU after my 1st 2 years at college. Didn't like it very much. Hope I don't have to go there. I would prob go to FIU over FSU. What you say is correct about the family oriented aspect.

    I would LOVE to go to Baylor. I don't think my parents would like forking over that cash though lol. In state tuition ftw :).
     
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