I didn’t expect such an amazing response on that last entry. I certainly didn’t expect so much support, which is funny – since my whole point was that the commenter wasn’t alone.
Looks like I’m not alone either.
Please, please read the comments if you haven’t yet – they’re enlightening and honest. And I’m also asking you to pass this link on to any pre-med or med students you know who have similar concerns – you all said it better in the comments than I ever could.
(Feel free to add more thoughts as well. I’ve noticed a surprising number of google hits for “med student with mental illness”, so I suspect anything you write could be useful to someone out there.)
Meanwhile, I’m going to get back to this “neuroanatomy” thing. After Thursday’s final, we’re moving onto something called a “liver”. (Apparently it does more than just hang out near the right lung, periodically turning people yellow. Science! It’s a marvelous thing.)