April 12, 2007 at pm (Ask the Half MD) A pre-med asked me earlier this week about the social lives of medical students.
She particularly wanted to know if we have the time to date.
Prior to the event, medical students are provided a “little black book” containing basic information about each specialty such as match requirements, residency length, sub-specialization options, and salary data.
They are also provided sample questions to assist each interaction.
Even though you used to walk into your home with your shoes on, and sit on your bed in the same clothes you just wore while riding the subway, or sat on a public bench in, you'll become far too disgusted to ever do it again.
They'll make you hyper-aware that germs are everywhere and on everything.
Fortunately, no student has to travel it alone," said Talmadge King, MD, in his welcome at the School of Medicine commencement on May 15 at Davies Symphony Hall.
The words of the school's new dean had special resonance for those members of the Class of 2016 who were graduating with a fellow classmate as a partner.
One trend I’ve always thought peculiar is that students—after spending 8 hours a day with each other—then want to spend their nights and weekends together. You’ll hear lots of warnings about dating classmates such as, “Just remember that things are going to get awkward in the anatomy lab once you break up.” I’ve also heard the colorful advice, “Don’t shit where you eat.” While I imagine that there’s some truth to feelings that you two might have towards each other when the relationship ends, I have two cautions of my own.
The speed-dating portion of the evening concludes once each student has met with all the representatives in attendance.
At this time the students have the opportunity to go on a longer “date” with 3 specialties of their choosing.
Some things are true—such as two students having an affair—and some are just plain false—such as two students having an affair.
The problem comes in when everyone else believes these rumors to be true and then, finding them to be too juicy, will pass them on to other members of the class.