Sh*t Med Students Say

(Because an internet trend is never completely over until the healthcare field chimes in.)

“It’s okay, but not very high-yield.”

“That study-guide is really high-yield.”

“Did you go to lecture today?

“What’s the name of that book again?”

“I can’t, I have to study.”

“Are you studying tonight?”

“I need coffee.”

“I haven’t been to lecture in like, a week.”

“What time did you wake up this morning?”

“Small-group today was really high-yield.”

“I’m so tired.”

“Yeah, I signed up for that, but I think I might skip it.”

“Did you sign up for that workshop?”

“I have to write a research proposal.”

“I think I have cancer.”

“That meeting is TONIGHT?  Ugh, I might skip it.”

“I might skip the next lecture.”

“I really want to take a nap.”

“Can you look over my research proposal?”

“I’m pretty sure it’s cancer.”

“What’d you think of the test?”

“Are you ready for the test?”

“God, I just can’t wait to be done with this test.”

“Did you go to small group?”

“I had way too much coffee today.”

“Did you understand that lecture?”

“That slide was ridiculous.”

“What time did you wake up this morning?”

“Don’t worry about it, it was really low-yield.”

(Congratulations.  You have now experienced 95% of all medical school conversations.)

11 thoughts on “Sh*t Med Students Say

  1. You forgot “Naaaaah, I never study” from the people who blatantly, blatantly spend 15 hours a day studying. Also those who come out of a horrific test grinning and saying “That wasn’t too bad at all, I actually enjoyed it!” (They aren’t HUMAN.)

    • I remember having a conversation with a group of friends about our Renal exam, and one girl, who’d complained mightily about how *unfair* it was that we had so much material to learn for that exam, came up to us and told us how much fun she had taking the test. I am pretty sure we all wanted to strangle her.

    • It never stops. “What rotation are you on?” and “What rotation do you go to next?” makes up about 80% of my conversations with fellow residents. The remaining 20% consisting of “I’m so tired.” or “I’m on call…..Unnnnhhhhhh.”

  2. So true. My friends and I came out of finals at the end of last year and went straight to the (fortunately close-by!) bar, ordered drinks and sat down.

    “So what did you think of the diabetes question?”
    “That anatomy one, that was the hypothalamus, right?”
    “What did you put for Question 56?”

    After about 20 minutes, we looked at each other and said “What the hell are we doing??!”

  3. I love the ones about hypochondriasis. I have a classmate who has had lung cancer, testicular cancer, a brain tumor, and multiple sclerosis all in one year..

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