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Discussion in 'The Mainboard' started by skeezy, Apr 27, 2015.
you don't say that
If we’re swanging dicks here, I’m a really good test taker and destroyed the MCAT and both steps, only to end up loving primary care and not mattering how high I scored on any shelf tests or steps.
Lol sorry did not mean to come off like I'm gunning or swinging my dick around just excited to start this journey and put that awful exam behind me
Wow Sherlock did you even need the radiograph?!
I must've forgotten to include "and stuff" for add'l clinical context
Shots fired Thank you for this interesting consult
Y’all are giving me ptsd, please stop.
I enjoy reading this thread with all you "Smart" people talking about your journeys. I've always thought about a career change, but I'm always like I'm too old to dot his. If you don't' mind me asking, how old are you/were you when you decided to change paths?
26 when I started med school, which is pretty par for the course these days I think. Couple good friends of mine were in late 30s/early 40s when they started.
Wife was 27 when she started. One of her best friends from med school was in her 40s while she was going through.
I would have never expected someone to decide to start med school in their late 30s or early 40s. Nothing wrong with it, just surprising.
We had a couple people in our class mid 30s and 40s
Also the Smart people are the people who grew up to be coders
had a classmate that started Med school at 50. It’s never too late
I was 27 when I started. Finally an attending. Thus far the journey was more than worth it.
25 when I started med school, started 3 years later than the usual punks. Partly why I was like nah to fellowship.
22. Been an attending for 7 years now. Feels weird no longer being one of the youngest partners.
as the spouse of a physician, i cannot imagine changing careers to go to med school after being established elsewhere. Signing up for tons of hard work and being at the lowest point on the totem pole.
Didn't bother me. What bothered me was being constantly mucking through inane corporate bullshit. Traded that for a challenging, fascinating education leading to a job where people come in and say "hi nice to meet you here's the most intimate elements of my life"
Even the bottom rung as a med student was far more fascinating, fun and enlivening than anything else I'd ever done, by far. I'd do it again if I had to (but please no).
Preach. My feelings are the same or similar.
yeah but have you considered being an engineer and getting to design and build stuff
Engineers don’t do that. Engineers just make PowerPoint presentations.
I'm 29 now. Decided to do it when I was 27 but needed some time to get shit together save up some money pay off student loan debts etc. Was previously a biomed engineer but got tired of being stuck in an isolated lab by myself every day and figured the years are gonna pass by anyway so might as well put them towards something I'll actually be invested in.
You’re ruining my narrative
Lol not necessarily. I enjoyed engineering just not my specific line of work. If I could go back and I wasn't doing this I'd probably pick mech e because of how versatile it is.
MechE lower pay tho. Gotta go EE
I'm glad you enjoy your career
Matched. I’m doubly enjoying this bc I never actually matched into a residency. Scrambled and was adopted in after my intern year
Got my first acceptance this week! Gonna start next summer so trying to enjoy my last few months of freedom
Congrats. Go do something fun and memorable while you still can.
Thanks! Definitely have a few trips planned before then.
Went into one of these med forums to try to get some insight on some logistical things and it was just
I remembered why I always avoid them like a plague
AAMC released some data from 2021 today that looks pretty unsustainable iyam.
Median GPA was 3.81 for accepted students. MCAT median was like 512 with is 85th percentile. These two charts specifically tell almost the whole story with the increases in number of applicants vs acceptances since 2002
All that with minimal expansion of residency spots especially in specialties and areas of need. AWESOME
Applying PMR in this year’s match. The Zoom-fatigue is mad real. Lots of pros-and-cons with saving money and travel time, but there’s something to being somewhere and seeing how the staff interacts with one another
The burnout man. I don’t think I see one happy doctor right now in the hospital.
Specialists burned out. Intensivist burned out. We had two nocturnists quit. They are scrambling to find coverage and I refuse to pick up extra shifts rn. Hospital admin and physician group admins are dumb cunts.
I feel that, that's why I peaced out and am doing locums right now one weekend a month
One of my friends did that. He was 35 when he went to Med School but said it was great when he was in residency because he was 40 and he didnt get the same side eyes from patients as his colleagues did who were only 26-27.
Why the fuck does Elon even know about cerner?
methinks it’s a fake tweet
Yah that was fake, what he needs to do is buy meditech and delete that. And the va system.
My med school had meditech. Worst piece of shit system out there.
Hilarious to me when people bitch about EPIC where I work now. They have no idea how bad it can get
I thought the VA recently ditched CRPS for something new.
Meditech Expanse ain’t bad. Old Meditech is traaaaaaash
Epic is hands down the best EMR and people still hate it.
As a former med mal defense attorney turned current med mal plaintiff attorney, I can attest that all EMR sucks.
Currently defending a doc across town. They have epic, we don’t. Every single urgent care epic note is 13 pages and makes me want to gouge my eyes out