I also somehow got a sunburn simply from walking between taxis and airports. The life of a pale girl.
I'm up at 4 a.m because we had some reading that I put off in favor of embryology but I finally finished Short White Coat. It was really good, it looks at your third year of medical school and basically reads like a Stephen King book for incoming students. If my experience is anything like his, surgery is not going to go well for the following reasons:
1) I have a small bladder, surgeries are long, and the med student does not get a break.
That's it. And I don't know that I'm capable of being intelligent at 5 a.m. We'll find out!
My other takeaways are that pediatrics doesn't sound nearly as humdrum as I thought but the type that interests me, hospital pedes, could be very difficult in a whole other way. I also think I would enjoy psychiatry but the whole process seems very daunting- the author needed a body guard several times and rarely saw any maintained improval in his patients. All of my experiences will be different but, should I have to choose from Jamie Feinstein's MD experience I would definitely say pediatrics. Or internal. Or emergency. Obgyn sounded cool too. And those are just the basics. How I'll choose, I don't know.