Studying, Why Med School is Hard, and Sexism and Racism in Medicine
How do u study in premed and medical school? What studying methods worked for u? - anon
Here’s a post I wrote about that a while back.
What makes medical school hard? Also what makes it all worth it? -anon
I think the speed and volume at which the material is thrown at you is what makes med school really hard. Plus there’s dealing with the emotions of being exhausted, feeling stupid, seeing difficult social situations, seeing people suffer and die, and healing people that makes it sort of a roller coaster. Everyone has to find their own thing that makes it “worth it” for them, though. Every doctor’s answer will be different.
Do you feel that racism and sexism is a problem in the medical field today? - anon
Yes and yes. I think they’re a problem on both the patient and the doctor side. Of course there’s numerous examples in history of unethical medical experimentation on minorities. Back in the day blacks were used disproportionately more frequently than whites for sketchy medical experimentation, and some doctors pushed forward so-called “medical” theories about white racial purity and superiority. Hello, eugenics didn’t start in Nazi Germany - it started here in America. We have a long history of racism in medicine. It still happens today. It’s well documented that doctors tend to underestimate pain in women and people of color (particularly black people). Even many medical trials now are performed on white men and the results are wrongly generalized and applied to women and non-white races. As for our patients, I’ve seen tons of them who missed out on being treated by excellent doctors because they refused to be seen by a “lady doctor” or “one-a them foreigners”. I could go on and on about this. Yes, it’s still a problem. And as for sexism, don’t even get me started. Just click on that second “yes” above and read that super long post with 2,000+ notes and check out the comments and reblogs from dozens of women about their experiences of sexism in medicine.