Medical School

Study Habits, Doing Rounds, Biology, 4 years, Making Rounds

They Might Be Thinking:

  • Will I be able to keep up with the reading assignments?
  • What will be the most difficult subjects?
  • Will I be able to achieve high marks in my science classes?
  • What are the required classes?
  • How much time will I have for a social life?
  • How will I deal with demanding medical professors?
  • Will I enjoy working with nurses, doctors and patients?
  • What type of summer job should I find to help me improve my performance in medical school?
  • How will I respond to seeing blood?
  • Will I get sick more often because I am around sick people?
  • How will I respond to working long shifts at the hospital?
  • What if I can't handle it? I'm not sure I'm cut out for this.

Words That Might Be Encouraging:

  • I think you have the right mindset for taking care of sick people.
  • I think you will do really well in medical school, because you always work really hard at everything you do.
  • We are all very proud of you for making the decision to go to medical school.
  • We will help you get through this. We are 100% behind you.
  • I can introduce you to one of my doctor friends if you want some additional perspective on medical school.
  • I think medicine is a great career choice for you. You have always had a heart for service.
  • I am looking forward to the day I can come to you for an annual physical
  • Your parents must be so proud of you!

Words That Might Be Discouraging:

  • Are you sure you want to be in school for that long? I could never be that committed,
  • How will you deal with all of the science classes? I don't know how you are going to do it.
  • Maybe you should just try to be a nurse instead of trying to become a doctor.
  • How long will it take you to pay off all of your loans for medical school?
  • I can't deal with blood; doesn't it creep you out to be dealing with someone else's blood?
  • Aren't you afraid of getting sick all of the time?
  • When will you have time to date and find a life partner?
  • I will miss hanging out with you after you start medical school,
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