Study Habits, Doing Rounds, Biology, 4 years, Making Rounds
They Might Be Thinking:
Will I be able to keep up with the reading assignments?
What will be the most difficult subjects?
Will I be able to achieve high marks in my science classes?
What are the required classes?
How much time will I have for a social life?
How will I deal with demanding medical professors?
Will I enjoy working with nurses, doctors and patients?
What type of summer job should I find to help me improve my performance in medical school?
How will I respond to seeing blood?
Will I get sick more often because I am around sick people?
How will I respond to working long shifts at the hospital?
What if I can't handle it? I'm not sure I'm cut out for this.
Words That Might Be Encouraging:
I think you have the right mindset for taking care of sick people.
I think you will do really well in medical school, because you always work really hard at everything you do.
We are all very proud of you for making the decision to go to medical school.
We will help you get through this. We are 100% behind you.
I can introduce you to one of my doctor friends if you want some additional perspective on medical school.
I think medicine is a great career choice for you. You have always had a heart for service.
I am looking forward to the day I can come to you for an annual physical
Your parents must be so proud of you!
Words That Might Be Discouraging:
Are you sure you want to be in school for that long? I could never be that committed,
How will you deal with all of the science classes? I don't know how you are going to do it.
Maybe you should just try to be a nurse instead of trying to become a doctor.
How long will it take you to pay off all of your loans for medical school?
I can't deal with blood; doesn't it creep you out to be dealing with someone else's blood?
Aren't you afraid of getting sick all of the time?
When will you have time to date and find a life partner?
I will miss hanging out with you after you start medical school,
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