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2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:20 AM
hey guys, i'm a 1st year med student and was wondering if there are any other med students or interns, residents, specialists on the forums. sorry if i've missed a thread like this.

just wondering if any of you could share your own experiences, tips, the 'ins and outs' on doing medicine :)

Lin Lin
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:29 AM
It's amazing:hearts:,but I am not,my uncle is a doctor so I am very close to that:)

saul1333
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:34 AM
I am going to start in the fall.

Where are you going?

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:36 AM
i started in march at unsw in sydney, you?

saul1333
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:39 AM
irvine in california.

sorry I dont have any stories or tips but good luck.

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:46 AM
haha that's ok, same to you!

saul1333
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:49 AM
what specialty will you be going in to?

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:54 AM
have no idea yet. i don't know if the systems are different but here we finish med school then do 2/3 years of general hospital work and can decide then. how about u?

saul1333
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:04 AM
I am not sure b/c i got my bachelors 2 years ago and i am not sure if anything has changed. But here you go to med school and the first year you learn anatomy and human body stuff. The second i think you have to take a license test. Then you start rotations and specialty training for however many years it takes to finish school.

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:22 AM
hmm wow that is quite different then.
i'm actually doing an undergraduate course though, so it's more generalized & lots of basic sciences in the first 2/3 years

saul1333
Apr 19th, 2009, 05:25 AM
so after undergrad do you go to med school or is the undergrad part of med school?

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 06:06 AM
its part of med school.
the course is 6 years, so i expect that the first 2 years is like a sci/med sci degree

azza
Apr 19th, 2009, 06:45 AM
omg 6 years

Rerun
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:54 AM
im the sixth year, the last one :)

Andy.
Apr 19th, 2009, 11:57 AM
omg 6 years
Yeah some people do more with their lives than go out and get munted :devil:
(sorry that was mean)

2009
Apr 19th, 2009, 01:20 PM
im the sixth year, the last one :)

wow, so uve made it!
how has it been?

ms_nut
Apr 19th, 2009, 01:25 PM
hey guys, i'm a 1st year med student and was wondering if there are any other med students or interns, residents, specialists on the forums. sorry if i've missed a thread like this.

just wondering if any of you could share your own experiences, tips, the 'ins and outs' on doing medicine :)

:wavey: I'm going to complete my 2nd year of Medical School and start Year 3 in July..:sad::sad: I'll probably miss a lot of WTA action, since i'll be busy in the Hospitals...

So far, med school has been a fun ride with it's good times and bad times.. i always seem to have a book in hand and the Tennis livescores/streams set up..:p

Rerun
Apr 19th, 2009, 03:55 PM
wow, so uve made it!
how has it been?

really hard, full of bad moments, hysterical one, sometimes felt lost
but were just moments, it's an amazing choice of life and would give u a lot of joy, I'm sure about it :)

Rerun
Apr 19th, 2009, 04:03 PM
Yeah some people do more with their lives than go out and get munted :devil:
(sorry that was mean)


:lol: but I know a lot of med students who are waster life as well ;)

Kart
Apr 24th, 2009, 07:50 PM
just wondering if any of you could share your own experiences, tips, the 'ins and outs' on doing medicine

No matter how bad it gets, never ever get on the wrong side of a nurse.

It's career suicide.

Lennval
Apr 24th, 2009, 10:18 PM
i'm vet :)

2009
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:14 AM
No matter how bad it gets, never ever get on the wrong side of a nurse.

It's career suicide.

Hahaha that's what I've heard!
I'm doing my first clinical class soon so I'm kinda scared of getting yelled at :lol::help:

Pasta-Na
Apr 27th, 2009, 07:22 AM
i'm vet :)

better. :angel:

selesfan1
Apr 27th, 2009, 02:29 PM
I am not a doctor but my college work and the current job I have now is in the medical field. I get to work with a lot of medical students. The only thing I can say to you is give everyone you work with the respect they deserve. Value their opinions. Too often med students, walk into a clinic, health dept, hospital and try to act as if they own the place. They are often disrespectful to nurses, dietitians, interpreters etc.
Listen to your patients, don't blow them off. Try to be compassionate.

*JR*
Apr 27th, 2009, 04:04 PM
No matter how bad it gets, never ever get on the wrong side of a nurse.

It's career suicide.
You make them sound like the Mods here. :devil:

Kart
Apr 27th, 2009, 06:26 PM
^ Not at all. It's about recognising the balance of power.


I'm doing my first clinical class soon so I'm kinda scared of getting yelled at :lol::help:

If they do yell at you, let it go. More than likely they're under immense pressure and students on the wards are mostly a hindrance, not an asset.

When I set foot on the wards for the first time we had to do this thing called 'nursing week.'

It was supposed to be an opportunity for medical students to appreciate what hard work nurses do and build a healthy respect for them.

On my first day the nurses told me that all doctors end up arrogant and treat nurses like they're worthless and therefore they were going to get their revenge on me while they still could and made me clear up bedpans / wash patients / make beds etc.

I actually didn't mind it because it made me quickly realise that people treat you a lot more nicely if you treat them nicely. I know it goes with saying but it's worth reiterating in a high pressure environment like that.

cheertennis12
Apr 28th, 2009, 04:11 AM
I'm hoping to go to Medical school after I finish my undergrad!

2009
Apr 28th, 2009, 05:03 AM
^ Not at all. It's about recognising the balance of power.



If they do yell at you, let it go. More than likely they're under immense pressure and students on the wards are mostly a hindrance, not an asset.

When I set foot on the wards for the first time we had to do this thing called 'nursing week.'

It was supposed to be an opportunity for medical students to appreciate what hard work nurses do and build a healthy respect for them.

On my first day the nurses told me that all doctors end up arrogant and treat nurses like they're worthless and therefore they were going to get their revenge on me while they still could and made me clear up bedpans / wash patients / make beds etc.

I actually didn't mind it because it made me quickly realise that people treat you a lot more nicely if you treat them nicely. I know it goes with saying but it's worth reiterating in a high pressure environment like that.
hmmm good point. i can't imagine myself being arrogant as a doctor, but who knows in like 6 years?
also thats pretty intense, having to clean bedpans etc!
so ru still in medschool/training/specializing?

hectopascal
Apr 28th, 2009, 10:47 AM
I'm in 3rd year UWA :P This year is basically all lectures, pbls, clinical skills and a few labs. We have to do 4 GP visits, but that's about all the real life clinical experience we'll get. I'm actually enjoying it a lot though - learning about bacteria, pathology et al. Pharmocology is a nightmare... the only thing I've learned in that subject is that the lecturer wears skinny jeans, but he's not hot :(

The next 3 years is clinical rotations. I think it might be tough going from all theory to all clinical, but the 4th years I've spoken to seem to like it! Besides, the clinical stuff is what we're all craving for anyways :P

Kenny
Apr 28th, 2009, 12:31 PM
I'm in nursing school at the present moment. I don't plan on stopping at just getting my RN. I will most likely become a nurse practitioner and specialize in the educational role. The field just needs more nursing school instructors, and I like the environment. We shall see though! :)

It's great reading all you future MDs' comments! :)

2009
May 12th, 2009, 11:53 AM
I'm in 3rd year UWA :P This year is basically all lectures, pbls, clinical skills and a few labs. We have to do 4 GP visits, but that's about all the real life clinical experience we'll get. I'm actually enjoying it a lot though - learning about bacteria, pathology et al. Pharmocology is a nightmare... the only thing I've learned in that subject is that the lecturer wears skinny jeans, but he's not hot :(

The next 3 years is clinical rotations. I think it might be tough going from all theory to all clinical, but the 4th years I've spoken to seem to like it! Besides, the clinical stuff is what we're all craving for anyways :P

oh wow, i guess our courses are structured quite differently in terms of theory/clinicals since we start doing hospital rounds in 1st year. anyway, glad to know theres another aussie med student on the boards :)

mykarma
May 16th, 2009, 03:55 AM
No matter how bad it gets, never ever get on the wrong side of a nurse.

It's career suicide.
That's right. :devil:

mykarma
May 16th, 2009, 03:57 AM
Hahaha that's what I've heard!
I'm doing my first clinical class soon so I'm kinda scared of getting yelled at :lol::help:
I'm going to my friends son's graduation from medical school at Georgetown Medical in D.C. this weekend. I'm so proud of him.