18 things only medical students will understand
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18 things only medical students will understand

18 things only medical students will understand

If you’re a student carving your route into medicine, there are certain things about your life that no mere mortal could understand – and how could they? Some find it hard to process the fact that you quite enjoyed holding that moist kidney in the palm of your hand, some have no idea about the struggles of the night shift, and no one truly recognises the inner-torment that comes with being able to self-diagnose.

Sometimes, it can be a lonely road full of hectic jargon only other medics can possibly understand, and you wind up feeling ever more comfortable in the Anatomy Lab, with nothing to keep you company but a host of ice-cold corpses…

Here are some things only a real life med student can fully understand:

1. Learning so many new words for everyday symptoms, like ‘Cerumen’ and ‘Borborygmus’, you worry you’ll wake up one day and your vocabulary will be so extensive that your cervical vertebrae and invertebral discs will no longer be strong enough to lift your huge, vocabulary-filled head…

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2. You suffer from chronic Medical Student Syndrome and are on the way to diagnosing yourself with every condition currently known to man…

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3. People you went to school with are getting married and having kids, while you’re totally balling in five more years of study…

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4. You tell people that you study medicine and they assume you’re a genius, making you feel like your whole life is a lie…

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5. Rectal Examinations used to be funny…

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6. Your social situation has become so desperate that you’re considering a shock attack with the defibrillator to revive it…

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7. A night shift is the closest thing you’ve had to a near-death experience…

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8. You stumble home with textbooks while your flatmates stumble home with a takeaway…

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9. Learning that Scrubs and Grey’s Anatomy are not helpful tools for revision…

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10. Anatomy lessons make you really hungry!

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11. All your clothes are covered with strangers’ bodily fluids…

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12. You’re student loan seems to have mysteriously grown its very own student loan…

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13. Being so overtired and hungry that the leftovers on your patient’s food tray sets your taste buds a-tingling…

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14. You’ve genuinely forgotten what it feels like to be ‘well rested’…

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15. People always ask why you chose to study medicine and you’re like…

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16. Being a student doctor means that real Doctors constantly ignore you…

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17. The words “I don’t know” have been forcibly removed from your vocabulary…

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18. But in spite of everything, you are still a trainee hero, destined to save lives, and you know that makes you absolutely awesome…

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