Sage advice: “I encourage all medical students to set some non-academic goals for their medical school years. I knew students who ran marathons, raised families, volunteered for their churches. Non-academic personal goals are important in medical school; they help keep you human.”
I second that. It is very easy to become engulfed by medical training. Having a non-academic outlet is essential. This is especially true as residents who enter the real world find that it wasn’t what they thought it would be.