First year of med school contains many life lessons.
We are fortunate to have a friends group of first-year students on the show to look back on their experience and reflect on what they discovered.
M1s Olivia and Katie, and PA1 Faith talked with Dave and admissions guru Rachel about how their lives have changed, what they realized about themselves, and their plan for incorporating those lessons into year 2.
As the end of their first year in medical school approaches, M1s summarize their experience
Dave asks his co-hosts to discuss the ups and downs of their first year, which some will argue is the hardest.
What were their social lives like? How much leisure time do they get? What about sleep?
Dave loves a good case study, so he subjects the crew to some to see if they can guess the patients’ conditions.
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A new group of co-hosts, all M1s, discuss what it’s been like to start medical school (in a pandemic).
We discuss what our new co-hosts, all M1s, learned about themselves and med school this year.
Did they prepare or study before they started school in the fall?
And very important: what flatulence schedule would they prefer?
Steph Rodriguez, Zain Mehdi, Martin Goree, and Carl Skoog are approaching the end of that stressful first year of medical school. Dave seized the opportunity to talk about the things many incoming students might want to know about starting medical school in the coming year. We talk about whether to prepare before school starts, what sacrifices they feel they made to study medicine, what they’ve struggle with and what was easier than expected, and whether in the midst of a lot more online learning than they were used to, did they find their people among their classmates.
Dave likes getting to know people, so he also posed some Would You Rather questions in the hopes of revealing things about his new co-hosts.
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Russo and Rob Humble marked the end of their first year on today’s show with Kaci McCleary, with a look back on what they’ve learned about being a medical student that they didn’t know on the way in. We clear the docket with a couple listener questions that have been hanging fire, starting with listener Claire who writes in to ask: when it comes to choosing a medical school, is a prestigious school somehow better than the others? Do they open doors for their graduates, and is sacrificing oneself to the gods of hard work in favor of those opportunities a good idea? We are, of course, happy to advise her. Another listener question, from Jennifer, asked about the career opportunities available to MDs who also have a Master’s of Public Health degree. Again, happy to help!
Thanksgiving happened last week, so enjoy this re-run! This time, Dave is on vacation, but John Pienta, Aline Sandouk, Cole Cheney, and Kaci McCleary didn’t let that stop them. Thanks to Intern Cory, they were able to carry on without him (*sniff*). Kaci and Aline review their first year: was it fun? I bet you know the answer to that one. How did it change them? What did they discover during the experience? How did they cope? What choices did they make, and how did that affect their well-being? And John and Cole clue them on what they’ll face next year. Continue reading Recess Rehash: Recorded in the Nude→
This time, Dave is on vacation, but John Pienta, Aline Sandouk, Cole Cheney, and Kaci McCleary didn’t let that stop them. Thanks to Intern Cory, they were able to carry on without him (*sniff*). Kaci and Aline review their first year: was it fun? I bet you know the answer to that one. How did it change them? What did they discover during the experience? How did they cope? What choices did they make, and how did that affect their well-being? And John and Cole clue them on what they’ll face next year. Continue reading Recorded in the Nude→
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