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    21 Secrets Medical Students Will Never Tell You

    Anatomy sessions make us feel really hungry.

    1. We have to memorise so many new words it feels like our brains are about to explode.

    2. We have an unspoken rule about never making fun of people doing digital rectal examinations.

    3. Students will screw over other students in order to make their way to the top.

    4. No matter how hard we try, ward rounds are always boring.


    Following a doctor around whilst they check on patients just isn't fun.

    5. And anatomy sessions make us really hungry.

    6. Medical Student Syndrome is a very real thing.

    7. And we can't help but diagnose everyone around us.

    8. Pretty much every consultant thinks they're all that.

    9. Which means that they abuse their power over you.

    10. Or they couldn't care less that you exist.

    11. And yet we always suck up to our superiors.

    12. We have a mini-panic attack every time a consultant asks us a question we don't know the answer to.

    13. And we get bollocked if we don't know the answer.

    14. But when we get something right, we feel on top of the world.

    15. Having to do on calls and night shifts when we aren't even getting paid for it feels unfair.

    16. Exams cause every single one of us to melt down.


    There are too many diseases, too many bones, and too many drugs to learn.

    17. We make jokes about all of our patients.

    18. And we become exceptionally cynical about everything and everyone.

    19. We get stressed out by our non-medic friends graduating, getting married, and having kids.

    20. At some point, we have all considered dropping out and just becoming a pharmacist.

    21. And when people ask us why we chose to study medicine, we don't really remember.