17 Struggles Of Being Pre-Med
Start writing a post
Student Life

17 Struggles Of Being Pre-Med

Let the years of school begin.

17 Struggles Of Being Pre-Med

Although being "pre-med" isn't exactly a major at most colleges, those few of us that choose the program and stick to it quickly come to realize that it takes more work than we expected. It's just the very beginning of many many more years of school to come and things are only going to get harder. Fighting to get into medical school, then internships and residency programs, and if we decide to do a specialized fellowship, we know there's a lot more than this to come. We get used to the late hours and long nights, as well as knowing meticulously detailed information and taking lots of tests. These four years are just the kick off to all the years to come (and we can't wait)!

1. When people ask your major, you instantly say "pre-med" because your prerequisites take more time than your actual major courses.

2. You are fascinated by the miracle human body, and very few people share your fascination.

3. Anytime one of your friends is sick, they come to you.

4. You will feel very lost and confused about 90% of the time.

5. Your friends don't understand that you can't "skip studying just this once".

6. Your room is always a mess because the only time you're there is to sleep, every other waking hour is spent studying.

7. You have an incredible memory, which is a blessing and a curse.

8. Any free time you have is precious and most of it is spent catching up on sleep.

9. You parents are always asking about your grades, and if they're good enough to get into med-school. Thanks Mom and Dad. As if I don't put enough pressure on myself already?

10. You learn all sorts of worthless information that you'll never use, even in medical school.

11. The MCAT.

12. You have to remind yourself DAILY that in the end, skipping Thursday night wings and pitchers, will pay off in the long run.

13. When you want to talk about something cool you learned in class, no one else is interested or they're grossed out and ask you to stop talking.

14. Caffeine addiction becomes a very real thing.

15. There will be days you forget to eat because you are so immersed in studying.

16. Skipping a shower and sleep for an extra 30 minutes of studying before an exam will happen, a lot.

17. You spend countless hours with your nose in books, preparing for lab practicals, and struggling to keep your eyes open but in the end, you love every minute of it, and know in the end, that Medical Degree will be worth it all.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
the beatles
Wikipedia Commons

For as long as I can remember, I have been listening to The Beatles. Every year, my mom would appropriately blast “Birthday” on anyone’s birthday. I knew all of the words to “Back In The U.S.S.R” by the time I was 5 (Even though I had no idea what or where the U.S.S.R was). I grew up with John, Paul, George, and Ringo instead Justin, JC, Joey, Chris and Lance (I had to google N*SYNC to remember their names). The highlight of my short life was Paul McCartney in concert twice. I’m not someone to “fangirl” but those days I fangirled hard. The music of The Beatles has gotten me through everything. Their songs have brought me more joy, peace, and comfort. I can listen to them in any situation and find what I need. Here are the best lyrics from The Beatles for every and any occasion.

Keep Reading...Show less
Being Invisible The Best Super Power

The best superpower ever? Being invisible of course. Imagine just being able to go from seen to unseen on a dime. Who wouldn't want to have the opportunity to be invisible? Superman and Batman have nothing on being invisible with their superhero abilities. Here are some things that you could do while being invisible, because being invisible can benefit your social life too.

Keep Reading...Show less

19 Lessons I'll Never Forget from Growing Up In a Small Town

There have been many lessons learned.

houses under green sky
Photo by Alev Takil on Unsplash

Small towns certainly have their pros and cons. Many people who grow up in small towns find themselves counting the days until they get to escape their roots and plant new ones in bigger, "better" places. And that's fine. I'd be lying if I said I hadn't thought those same thoughts before too. We all have, but they say it's important to remember where you came from. When I think about where I come from, I can't help having an overwhelming feeling of gratitude for my roots. Being from a small town has taught me so many important lessons that I will carry with me for the rest of my life.

Keep Reading...Show less
​a woman sitting at a table having a coffee

I can't say "thank you" enough to express how grateful I am for you coming into my life. You have made such a huge impact on my life. I would not be the person I am today without you and I know that you will keep inspiring me to become an even better version of myself.

Keep Reading...Show less
Student Life

Waitlisted for a College Class? Here's What to Do!

Dealing with the inevitable realities of college life.

college students waiting in a long line in the hallway

Course registration at college can be a big hassle and is almost never talked about. Classes you want to take fill up before you get a chance to register. You might change your mind about a class you want to take and must struggle to find another class to fit in the same time period. You also have to make sure no classes clash by time. Like I said, it's a big hassle.

This semester, I was waitlisted for two classes. Most people in this situation, especially first years, freak out because they don't know what to do. Here is what you should do when this happens.

Keep Reading...Show less

Subscribe to Our Newsletter

Facebook Comments