The gods of podcasting smote our recording session last week, but at least we can enjoy this rerun. Luckily, it’s a good one!
Taking your time may actually be better for your career than rushing through it
- Rushing to med school may be a good idea, but there is a danger of missing experiences that make you a better student and a better doctor. But if you’re going to do it…go hard.
- Nutrition is well covered in the med school curriculum, but there’s a lot we don’t understand.
- Falling off a tall stack of milk crates on purpose has questionable health benefits.
Listener (and graduating high-school senior) Stephanie called 347-SHORTCT to ask about her plans to finish undergrad in 2 years and start med school at 19. While her actual question was how she could get everything done, our question was what would she miss out on that might inform and educate her about her medicine dreams? MD/PhD students Miranda Schene and Riley Behan, M2 Eric Boeshart, and M1 Zach Shepard discuss the cons.
Another listener, Varsha, wants to know how much nutrition is covered in med school; and Dave points out a study that claims a hot dog reduces your life expectancy by 36 minutes. One more thing that reduces life expectancy: the milk crate challenge.
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