Yeah, that about sums it up.

MS3: Hey man, alright, how’s the pharm studying going?
MS1: eeeeeuuurgh.
MS3: Hey, don’t worry about it. You don’t use that stuff on the wards anyway.
MS1: Really?
MS3: iPhones, man. You can look that shit up! Like, say your attending wants to know whether you recommend – let’s see, what’ve you got here *looks at MS1’s notes* uh, atropine or scopolamine for a patient?
MS1: Okay.
MS3: And you know, you’re all, “aw, dammit, one of them has CNS effects and the other one totally doesn’t, man I’m gonna look like a jerk if I say the wrong one”
MS1: Yeah.
MS3: Just look that shit up, man. And you see that scopolamine totally has CNS effects, so you’re like, “scopolamine, clearly, we have to use scopolamine to fix the patient’s…” oh, I don’t know.. “motion sickness.” So yeah, man, take it easy.  Don’t overstudy, none of this stuff matters.
MS1: Motion sickness? Wait, does scopolamine do that?
MS3: Oh, you don-?  – really?  Oh, well, you should learn that, man. Learn that, cause that’s – that’s important.

3 thoughts on “Yeah, that about sums it up.

  1. We are going through veterinary pharmacology h*ll right now too, althought this is our 2nd semester of it. Unfortuantely you do have to know some of the stuff, just not doses. If you have no clue what fenbendazole does you are screwed. Of course, I have no clue if they use that in human medicine so…. 🙂

  2. since in the end you will be talking to patients for whom you are responsible, instead of quizzing attendings, you do have to know this sh.

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