"I have nothing to talk about because i'm in medical school"
"I'm never going to get laid! Might as well go to medical school"
"The first time I saw a vagina was in anatomy lab"
Not only is one expected to be an academic genius, and a a God-like clinician, society demands that you become a social angel, smiling at everything and everyone, treating everyone like a king/queen, excellent with small talk, ..etc. Basically you have to be the enslaved incarnation of Mother Teresa.
If you manage to pull it off, you will then discover a fact that will shake the boundaries of your life, and either drive you mad, or causes the return of the suicidal thoughts ... The fact that Medicine is the absolute most inaccurate science on the face of the earth, and I mean light years more inaccurate than chaos math; each case presentation will make the text book seem like a fairytale book.
Come specializing, you will find that every chapter you've studied is in actuality a 3,000+ paged book. But that's another story.
Overall: any prolonged experience that includes alcohol, 8am clinics with rectal exams, lab coats with unexplainable stains, and unsurmountable debt.
I attend Medical School because my Indian father told me he would send me to India to get married if I didn't.
Did you need a refill for that Vicodin? No problem, I went to medical school for a reason; to become a Board Certified drug dealer.
Students will learn the sciences and strive to please their teachers and study for countless SOM exams and government examinations, and finally exiting the 2 years of condensed MSI-II year study believing that they could potentially make a positive impact on patients lives. MSIII-IV brings about the reality that work normally goes unappreciated. Years of internships and residencies allow the individual to gain further understanding that one should do the bare minimum to avoid law suits and potential complications.
Me: "You are repressing your actual primary motivator, money. You should divert paths to nursing and become a CRNA.... Make similar amounts with less responsibility and receive a schedule that provides sleep."