Oh Hello, Fourth Year…
I’ve finally buckled down and started studying for Step 2 CS, the third of four USMLE “Step” exams we have to take to be a fully licensed physician. So far I’d say it’s going as well as can be expected…
I plan on taking the test at the end of June and having a week off before fourth year starts.
On that note, holy wow – when did fourth year become weeks away? Our fourth years have been doctors for 2 weeks now, which makes my class the next in line for graduation.
While we’re on the subject of graduation, let’s talk about something I saw while doing a little perusing on Pinterest today (you know…while I was…studying…):
Now, I’m sure this is a great blog (actually, I’m not sure seeing as I can’t read a lick of Turkish, but we’ll give them the benefit of the doubt), but they have totally missed the mark on this one.
Let’s put it this way, do not buy any of that crap for your med school graduate. Just don’t.
Actually, there are some adorably decorated cookies or something on there as well. I’m pretty sure anyone who isn’t diabetic or lactose intolerant can appreciate some delicious iced sugar cookies, so that one I’ll make an exception for…you can buy them cookies.
But please forego the X-Ray iPhone cover, Caduceus tie and super creepy doctor trophy.
Along the same lines, I’d probably stay away from stethoscopes, speculums and pen lights.
If you feel so compelled as to buy your medical school graduate something, take advice from this more appropriate Yahoo article and go with a something useful – like a Hep B vaccinated house keeper to clean their house (which likely still has dirty anatomy scrubs and scalpels laying in the back of a closet somewhere) or money to put towards the outrageous debt they’ve become blissfully married to over the past four years.
Or a car, that’d be a nice gift, too.
But seriously, a Starbucks gift card is probably your best bet for winning over your future intern.
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I’m an Ob/Gyn resident (that means I went to medical school to become a doctor) and now I'm working like a crazy person to learn my trade before I'm on my own in the wild. I graduated medical school in 2013, just 6 months after I birthed a couple of babies of my own. My life story up to November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I only started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.