Study, but also make friends, join in, do things that give you joy, and keep being you!
Listener Joseph starts medical school soon, and wants to know how to manage his new life as an M1. Luckily Kylie Miller, Kalyn Campbell, Marisa Evers, and Erica Henderson (all veteran med students) can help, Joseph–bottom line, studying is paramount, but there are keys to success you need to remember.
Plus, we visit Yahoo Answers for some real-life health questions, including a couple that got Dave thinking about his own embarrassing problems.
Once you’re on the path to doctorhood, it can be hard to step off. You’ll probably be happy…but what if you find out you’d rather just skate? Sure, you’re making money, you’re an important part of the medical profession, you’ve got this under control…but there’s something missing: happiness, satisfaction. How can medical students prevent happiness from not happening? How can anyone? Eric Snieders, Brady Campbell, Erica Henderson, and Marissa Evers take the example of San Diego’s local hero Slomo (former neurologist John Kitchin) as well as the apparently happy lives of hunter gatherers and residents of Norway, (but perhaps NOT the residents of the US of A) and try to think about what will keep them happy as they wend their way through the medical industrial complex.
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Thinking about tattooing your eyeball? No? Hmm, weird. Well, a Canadian model would like you to think again…especially if you’re planning on having your boyfriend do it. You’ve been warned.