Pre-med vs. Med School- What’s the difference?
September 5, 2013
1. No grades = No competition
2. Achieving Balance
3. Only doing things you want to
4. Being who you are
In undergrad, you were busy trying to transition from high school and living with your parents to living on your own and dealing with college-level classes. You were in an awkward discovery-transition-finding-yourself period. Your quirks and craziness were hidden for at least a few months until you were confident in your friendships. Not in medical school. No one sees the point in masking their true selves, so you get a pretty good read on everyone right away. People admit to their faults and quirks with refreshing honesty. Plus, I think there is a general consensus that we’re all a little Type A, quirky, nerdy, and ready to become rockin’ doctors.
If undergrad is stressing you out, there is hope! So far, med school is much more fun than being pre-med.
Special shout-out to Eli Schwartz for helping inspire this blog post.