Medpundit talks about how depressing medical school is

“Looking back, I’d say the overall mood in my medical school was blue (both my own, and others). There was a shocking rate of divorce among my married classmates in those four years. It shouldn’t be surprising – medical school is a crucible of change.

Students leave their homes, their families, their friends. They lose the academic standing they had in college and high school, and with it sometimes, self-esteem and respect. They see and learn things they’ve never seen or heard of before. They learn, in fact, a whole new way of being. It is a completely transformative process in a way that few other processes (except perhaps joining the military) are.”

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