We had a mandatory 2 hour lecture today on the Match. Being only a second semester M1, this seems “too far in the future” to even think about. I even had anxiety, and actual stomach cramps, as they showed up statistics and graphs and lists of things to “just think about.” I’m glad they are preparing us, but I wish I could relax a little more and feel more excited.
I must say, it was odd logging onto AAMC and heading to “medical students” section, not “premed” section. Only a year ago, that would’ve been mind-blowing and exhilarating to be a medical student. To realize how quickly I have acclimated and somewhat lost the thrill and gratitude of the experience was a nice reminder to keep the big picture in check.
To all the premeds, check out some of the Careers in Medicine links and articles…it might be fun to fantasize. But just remember how exciting it feels, and don’t lose that feeling mid M1 year, like I almost did!