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19 Things You Didn't Know Before Going To Med School

Med school tl;dr: sex, dancing nipples, and insanity.

Posted on April 29, 2015, at 3:13 p.m. ET

1. You'll resent normal people who complain about their "problems."

If Britney Spears thought she was stressed in '07 she should try going to medical school. #examtime #medstudentproblems @medschoolife

2. You knew it was going to be hard, but it's even HARDER than you ever imagined.

3. Friends? LOL. What is that?

4. You're going to be very poor, so you don't have time for shit like this:

5. The simple things in life, like getting a new stethoscope, will make you happy.

6. You'll look at things in a completely different way. Med school CONSUMES you.

You know you are ruined for life when you look at the moon and all you can think is: it looks like a schistocyte #MedStudentProblems

7. Sleeping in bed, hell sleeping in general, will be a luxury.

Where do we sleep? #medstudentproblems

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8. You'll finally discover why doctors have such shitty handwriting and you'll realize some stereotypes are actually true.

Excessive note-taking is ruining my handwriting😭 #medstudentproblems

9. You won't decide on a speciality right away, and that's OK.

10. You'll never have enough time to study everything.

It's still 1st week and i've already broke my promise to keep up w/ the material. #medstudentproblems #Lifeofamedstudent

11. You'll end up screwing somebody in class and this is what your "romantic dates" will be like:

A medical student's romantic date😍😂 #medschool #medstudentlife #medschoolhumor

12. Nothing phases you anymore.

When you accidentally go into an infectious area #medstudentproblems

13. Normal people just don't "get it."

Don't know who wrote this but very time I start studying for big exams this comes to mind. #MedStudentProblems

14. You'll have insane study habits.

How all med students feel when thinking of going out vs studying? #MedStudentProblems

15. Gunners — aka people who are full of shit who don't shut up about their glorious grades — will be the bane of your existence.

16. Drugs are not as fun as they used to be.

17. Your best friend's name is caffeine.

I’m reaching the stage where I am willing to admit I have a caffeine problem #medfinals #medstudentproblems

18. Two words: DANCING NIPPLES!!

Dancing nipples. The whole reason I got into medicine #WitsMedics #medstudentproblems

19. You'll have an existential breakdown and you’ll question everything about life, but then you’ll realize this:

I joke about #medschoolproblems, but even on the toughest days there is nothing else I would rather be doing. #RiseAndGrind