I Am a Medical Student

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 410 People

    Only one day before the final step.

    .. Please be good... Six years of living hell would have worth Finneh~
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 16, 2015

    Sleepless nights, reportings,

    dead bodies, long exams, researches, coffee overloads and sex hair everyday. Welcome to the wonderful world of medical school -3rd year Physiotherapy student
    Mateom93 Mateom93
    22-25, M
    5 Responses Jul 21, 2014

    What Am I Doing Here?

    i am in almost in my 4th year. i m away from my family and sometimes i just dont understand why i chose this hectic profession. since i was a child i was fascinated by doctors and well that's al i remember thinking "i want to be a doctor'. i just wish someone had told be me how...
    minz71 minz71
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Feb 9, 2012

    Maybe it is too early

    for me to say this but it is only week 1 of medical school and my first exam is next week. I'm overwhelmed, exhausted, terrified. I feel like I can't process anything anymore and don't feel cut out for this life. I also feel like I don't belong, and have trouble communicating...
    AxDisorientedxMind AxDisorientedxMind
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jun 18, 2015

    I'm a 4th year medical student.

    The weird thing is, though it has been 4 years, I feel like I'm not learning anything. I feel empty. I read but I forgot everything as soon as I leave the examination hall. I'm going to graduate in less than 2 years, but I feel insufficient. I'm scared to begin my housemanship...
    mockingjayish mockingjayish
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 22, 2015

    Everybody gets frustrated at some point of

    their Med School life. It's part of it since we all get stressed out because of the loads of stuff we should study and papers to do. Let's also add all the financial burdens and sacrifices like family gatherings and events that we fail to celebrate just because of what we are...
    altec1243 altec1243
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2014

    Hey! I recently got accepted to a medical

    program in the UK! I'll be studying abroad there in less than two months, and I would like to know what it is like to be a medical student! Like, the lifestyles, and routines you guys have? Is it as busy as it sounds?
    uniqueresonance uniqueresonance
    18-21, F
    Jun 15, 2014

    Any advise for a med-student wanna-be?

    Please ^.^? I would really appreciate it. KMy final exams are in june, I'm so stressed, i know I'm studying till late most days, but i feel like i'm doing nothing. Tips for studying? Don't advise me against it though, I'm dead set on it >:)
    aya101 aya101
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 14, 2015

    Here a little motivation

    for you guys.
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Dec 20, 2015

    I Feel Like Warning Anyone From Entering Med School Yet Satisfied (But Feeling Anxious) About Being In Med School!

    TOO MUCH PRESSURE, from so many sides. I'm not getting the grades I want either, but med school is my dream but i'm too afraid i'm not up for it. :(
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    Feb 6, 2013

    How I Knew I Wanted To Be A Doctor

    Just to be clear, I am a first year medical student, I graduated from HS this year and I'm starting university in September. Well most people would tell you not to major in medicine because of your parents, you'll regret it. For me I am going to study medicine because of my...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Aug 9, 2012

    Medschool is a long path filled with loneliness,

    depression, and insecurity. "Will I ever be smart enough? Good enough? Will I pass all my subjects?" What a constant battle. My body and mind must be going through hell for the sake of a profession and all I could think of is, "Will I pass?"
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    Someone please tell me embryology material

    isn't coming back in cardio for internal rotations in clinical years or I will actually die
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Feb 15

    I am going to start my first rotation

    for my final year tomorrow. I'm so nervous but excited at the same time. May I graduate next May with flying colours :)
    qiznea qiznea
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Aug 30, 2015

    I am 4th year medical student ^_^ .

    . I love medicine and I always dreamed of becoming a doctor .. I don't know what speciality yet .. but I love pediatrics :3 .. Tina β™‘
    tinathefreak tinathefreak
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Mar 11, 2014

    The journey ended three weeks ago

    and I'm not gonna lie, sometimes I just miss the life of a med student and not having any responsibility.. And almost a month long final exam! Gee! Thanks god, I made it through and now living and **** still But well, time to leave this experience:) Dr. Finch-
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Jul 7, 2015

    My impression of doctors

    before i started my medical school is totally different with the one I am having now. I used to think that they are the best role model that i can get. Someone i looked up to. But now that i see them everyday, they are nothing but a group of people who likes to downgrade others...
    mockingjayish mockingjayish
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 26, 2015

    It's just wednesday but my body can no longer

    take it. Im so tired. Today, I had 3 reports and 2 exams. When we finally got dismissed at around 5 pm, I was so exhausted and hungry.
    aruths aruths
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Oct 21, 2015


    I am not a medical student, I am no where near medicine. But I dream of studying medicine, was expected to get into medical school. Hope I am not not welcome.
    DolphIvy DolphIvy
    22-25, F
    1 Response Jul 16, 2013

    As a senior medical student ,

    i see alot of people studying med just because they are power hungry rather liking med or helping others ' i know this is an stereotype for med student to be egoistic but i suffer it myself and i'm sorry for their future patients , a lot of them (us) study medicine to get more...
    farfar1984 farfar1984
    31-35, F
    1 Response Apr 13

    Well I live in a hostel cuz my school is in a

    town 3 hours away from home. So basically my parents must pay extra charges for my stay. They also give me pocket money for personal use. I pay for my meals, soap, toothpaste, pads, internet, snacks, surf, laundry etc. sometimes I order fast food. The thing is...I don't know...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 24, 2015
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Nov 27, 2015
    ChaoticEnigma ChaoticEnigma
    36-40, M
    Jan 22

    I am going to start Primary Care Medicine

    posting tomorrow. They say this is a tough posting. any tips from you, brothers and sisters?
    IszRichardson IszRichardson
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Sep 6, 2015

    I found being a medical student its very

    challenging untill i have second thought about being a doctor in future .. But because my passion to be a doctor is so high i've decided to continue this journey πŸ˜€
    Phoenixgirl23 Phoenixgirl23
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 11, 2014

    I have been struggling with mental illness

    since arriving at medical school. The administration keeps encouraging me to drop out whenever I reach out for help... even though my record is spotless (no rewrites, no fails, no missed deadlines). It's like they can't be bothered when I say, I'm having terrible anxiety, what...
    n2385 n2385
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Apr 22, 2015

    i just started my PCM posting,

    nobody tell me I'm going to be this tired. ohh...i can't feel my limb anymore, and i got severe headache. i guess the remedy for PCM posting is PCM (paracetamol) itself. haha ??
    IszRichardson IszRichardson
    22-25, F
    Sep 7, 2015

    So I am in hostel right now.

    It sucks. I didn't have dinner. I bought snacks, but it's not like a full meal. The food-bar closed at 21:00. It's 4:40 now. My stomach is grumbling and I can't wait for the food-bar to reopen. I am very scared too. There was an earthquake 3 hours back and it was really bad...
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    1 Response Dec 25, 2015


    I'm proud to say that I'm a medical student. It is a course that demands us to devote countless hours of reading medical literature, spend 24 hour duties doing patient care, clinical histories, procedures, case reports and rounds takes a toll not only on our...
    starfish starfish
    26-30, F
    4 Responses Sep 21, 2007

    I have psychiatric exam in a week

    yet I didnt study much, im so worried
    cm94 cm94
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Feb 14

    The Long Haul

    Medicine is the best subject to study, so interesting and with practical rewards. I am studying in Paris, and have been for almost two years. I am hoping to specialise as a paeditrician (have I spelt that right?), a childrens' doctor. I shall hopefully work here in Paris, but I...
    p2bastrawberry p2bastrawberry
    22-25, F
    1 Response Aug 13, 2013

    My exam start on 8 May,

    and I have just wasted 2 hours of watching online drama.
    qiznea qiznea
    26-30, F
    1 Response Apr 30, 2015
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    3 Responses Aug 8, 2015

    Surgery exam tomorrow.

    ... Please be nice πŸ™
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny
    22-25, F
    1 Response Apr 28, 2015

    Everyday is the same,

    day after day, week after week, weekend after weekend. Study session after the other, labs after the other, assignments and presentations and long hours, you wake up ay 6:30 and come back at 4, but you also have to study for the next day. Same faces, same professors, same...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Feb 13, 2015

    I've never felt like quitting

    as much as I do tonight. I'm very sad.
    stabbedtoceasersalad stabbedtoceasersalad
    18-21, F
    5 Responses Dec 2, 2015

    Tales of a Medical Student--surgerical Rotation Vortex

    (Part I of the "Tales of a Medical Student") The other day, I watched a cardiac bypass.  Seeing the heart be stopped and then operated on was...really awesome, much more so than I expected.  Wow. I wasn't scrubbed (no gown/mask/hat) b/c I was on the...
    panic panic
    22-25, F
    8 Responses Jul 12, 2006

    I can't stop myself from getting high.

    Being a med student,I have to control this habit.. I started smoking 4 years ago, when I had failed my exams and had frequent bouts of depression.. Green really helped, not only with the depression but also gave me a better insight of things and helped in keeping my mind open...
    DrPothead DrPothead
    18-21, M
    1 Response Nov 3, 2015

    I have a final tomorrow

    and i'm freaking out. I failed a subject before and I really don't want to fail this one, this has been a terrible year. My mind can't rest and neither can my body, I don't know why this is happening. Of course I knew med school is hard but I never expected to be in a position...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    5 Responses Dec 16, 2015

    I am in first year bds

    and after two months ...having a final exam..too much to study but cannot focus even I cannot study for an hour ....no idea how to concentrate and cover lot of course in just two months....
    neha66228 neha66228
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Jul 4, 2015

    Trying to decide what to do

    for the rest of your life is intimidating. Feeling excited about picking medpeds as my specialty to apply to, but wondering if I'll end up missing the OR...
    mudita310 mudita310
    26-30, F
    Aug 12, 2015

    I'm a pre-med student

    and I really need help! Today is the withdrawal deadline and I currently have a C in biology. I'm not sure I'll be able to raise it so can anyone tell me if its better to have a "W" on my transcript or a "C"?
    mar9813 mar9813
    18-21, F
    Apr 1

    and I am wondering if it affects my type of

    guys. I always seem to like the guys, who have some kind of problems in their lives. It is like I want to save them from their troubles. However, it started to wear me down.
    AshAsphyxia AshAsphyxia
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Nov 25, 2014

    I have a midterm in about two days,

    and as I am studying right now all I could think about is how good it would be to sleep right now, lol. πŸ’€πŸ˜΄ Keep me in your prayers πŸ’•
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Jan 22

    I know this might be too early

    for me to think of and also with a possibility of failing any year haunting my brain, but I am the kind of person who likes to plan ahead (despite being so chaotic lol). I really think I want to be a surgeon, but my grades aren't all that and there are people in my class...
    Offing Offing
    22-25, F
    1 Response Mar 8

    Richard Isaacs, MD: The Willingness to

    Serve In the modern world, the desire or the willingness to help others solve their problems is not complete without coming out of the confines of one’s comfortable world into the broader community of people struggling through life, in need or in pain. The Internet has...
    kachpriest kachpriest
    36-40, M
    Oct 12, 2015

    I have a Head & Neck exam on my Radiology Class

    and i still can't memorize the CT/MRI images of each cysts and tumors :|
    altec1243 altec1243
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Dec 14, 2014

    Still far from the dream,

    but I'm on my way. I'm loading my guns for this battlefield. Medicine has been good to me so far. Except for Biochem. Oh Biochem. Why do you have to make things harder than it already is. I won't give up on you though. lol. I just had to make things official. Things will only...
    Bumblebeat Bumblebeat
    61-65, F
    1 Response Jul 2, 2014

    Day 5 of the exam: I don't mind studying

    for many hours, cramming and staying late but really can't stand with waking up EXTREMELY early in the morning! Ugh I'm so done with this life -.-
    FinnyFunny FinnyFunny
    22-25, F
    2 Responses May 24, 2015

    I Can'T Seem To Be Able To Pass The Final Year!

    I was about to graduate..then I didn't..as simple as that. . I tried to repeat the exam but I didn't pass either & now I'm repeating a whole year..& still I got low marks so far & finals are just around the corner & I don't know what to do.. I'm panicking. .I can't concentrate on...
    DrGeorgie DrGeorgie
    26-30, F
    3 Responses Mar 29, 2013

    My Story

    Hi everybody Here's my little story I always wanted to be a doctor. A surgeon to be specific :) I entered med school with great grades. Was in the top ten of my class in 1st year Had a really really bad 2nd year, got sick. Ended up failing the year and giving a supplementary. I...
    Yorkebaby Yorkebaby
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Dec 1, 2012
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