poster: tess

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The Thing About Pre-Med

The thing about being pre-med is that people think you know stuff. They think they can come up to you and tell you about the cough they’ve had that just won’t go away, or ask about the weird tingling sensation they get on the back of their knee and just expect you to be able to tell them exactly what’s wrong with them. And sure, you can probably tell them that the trapezius muscle is innervated by the spinal accessory nerve or that hemoglobin has a quaternary structure made up of four polypeptides that each interact with an iron atom that gives it the ability to carry oxygen through the bloodstream. But at the end of the day, you don’t know shit about medicine.

Which is why Clarke feels more than a little bit panicked when her friends start treating her like their personal doctor.

  • Day: Tess, I'm going to head down to the water. I'll be back in a minute.
  • Tess: You sure you can make it by yourself?
  • Day: I'll be fine. If you see me floating unconscious out to sea, though, by all means, come and get me.