For those of you who have earned your MD or are close, do you ever wonder how much you remember from your first year of med school?
For those of you who are pre-med, do you wonder how you'll fare during your first year?
Everyone else: Do you ever get the feeling that what med students learn that first year is total bullshit and you probably know it all without even studying?
Well, now there's a quiz!
I just took a set of residency exams and was surprised by how many correct answers I got (e.g., clay shoveler's fracture) because of things I learned during the first 2 years of medical school. Felt the same way when I took Step 3 (tho' yes, IM internship helped, too). Granted, I did a very high yield Problem-Based Learning program in med school, but it seems years 3-6 of education and training have been comparatively low-yield in terms of sheer knowledge acquisition.ReplyDelete
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Wow, you kicked that test’s ass. If you just finished first or second year, great job. Otherwise, what the hell are you remembering all that useless shit for?"
I don't know why I remember that useless crap even after 3 years.
as an m2 currently studying for Step 1, I really wish I remembered more from M1 year. Its utility though, is beyond me. I mean, will I ever see someone w/ a lysosomal storage disease? Or Lesch-Nyhan? Or the host of other extremely rare or theoretical diseases? Seriously! >:[ReplyDelete
just found your very funny blog. needs to be read by all medical professionals prior to giving lectures so they remember to remove all but one incomprehensible slide (you do need one for credibility) and throw in a couple of dirty cartoons. good job.ReplyDelete
Okay, I'm a first year so I saw that quiz was too high for me! We didn't even studied bones yet! But anyways, you blog is interesting and funny! :)ReplyDelete
Well, apparently I should go into belly dancing instead. But since I only have one more year of school yet, I'll just see where it takes me :)ReplyDelete
I did awful. But by now I've become immune to horrible test scores so I'll be okay.ReplyDelete