20 Realities Of Med School That Nobody Warns You About

Truth and absolute facts

Thought Catalog


1. You no longer bat an eyelash at telling random strangers to take their clothes off.

2. You’ve also seen your classmates in various states of undress.

3. You learn to recognize the smell of burnt human flesh during surgery.

4. You will have diagnosed yourself with at least 4 different life-threatening conditions and 2 psychiatric ones by the end of second year.

5. Nobody respects you in the hospital – not the doctors, not the nurses.  The only respect you might get is from pre-meds who don’t know any better.  If you’re lucky.

6. It will take you 10 minutes to do what your resident can do in 2 min. 8 of those minutes will be you sweating over which vein to cannulate.    

7. You will compliment at least one patient on their veins.

8. Your choice of dinner conversation will be constantly…

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