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19 Things You Didn't Know Before Going To Med School

Med school tl;dr: sex, dancing nipples, and insanity.

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1. You'll resent normal people who complain about their "problems."

If Britney Spears thought she was stressed in '07 she should try going to medical school. #examtime #medstudentproblems @medschoolife

2. You knew it was going to be hard, but it's even HARDER than you ever imagined.

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3. Friends? LOL. What is that?

4. You're going to be very poor, so you don't have time for shit like this:

5. The simple things in life, like getting a new stethoscope, will make you happy.

6. You'll look at things in a completely different way. Med school CONSUMES you.

You know you are ruined for life when you look at the moon and all you can think is: it looks like a schistocyte #MedStudentProblems

7. Sleeping in bed, hell sleeping in general, will be a luxury.

Where do we sleep? #medstudentproblems

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8. You'll finally discover why doctors have such shitty handwriting and you'll realize some stereotypes are actually true.

Excessive note-taking is ruining my handwriting😭 #medstudentproblems

9. You won't decide on a speciality right away, and that's OK.

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10. You'll never have enough time to study everything.

It's still 1st week and i've already broke my promise to keep up w/ the material. #medstudentproblems #Lifeofamedstudent

11. You'll end up screwing somebody in class and this is what your "romantic dates" will be like:

A medical student's romantic date😍😂 #medschool #medstudentlife #medschoolhumor

12. Nothing phases you anymore.

When you accidentally go into an infectious area #medstudentproblems

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13. Normal people just don't "get it."

Don't know who wrote this but very time I start studying for big exams this comes to mind. #MedStudentProblems

14. You'll have insane study habits.

How all med students feel when thinking of going out vs studying? #MedStudentProblems

15. Gunners — aka people who are full of shit who don't shut up about their glorious grades — will be the bane of your existence.

16. Drugs are not as fun as they used to be.

17. Your best friend's name is caffeine.

I’m reaching the stage where I am willing to admit I have a caffeine problem #medfinals #medstudentproblems

18. Two words: DANCING NIPPLES!!

Dancing nipples. The whole reason I got into medicine #WitsMedics #medstudentproblems

19. You'll have an existential breakdown and you’ll question everything about life, but then you’ll realize this:

I joke about #medschoolproblems, but even on the toughest days there is nothing else I would rather be doing. #RiseAndGrind

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