Thursday, November 11

The burdens of a medical student

Medical students are typically given a white coat when they start medical school. It is always a big deal and students start out wanting to keep it pristine. In the first and second years they usually only wear it on special occasions, like when they go to Washington.
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In the 3rd & 4th year of medical school it is worn daily. They are no longer sitting in the classroom, but are out on rotations. Ty has two white coats, so he can wash one and wear one; they get pretty dirty. The coat helps distinguish them as student doctors. {Sidenote: students' coats are always short. Once you become a doctor you can get a long one. :)} But I think the main point of the coats is to carry around all of their stuff. They get HEAVY.

Ty emptied his pockets, so he could wash his coat. Look at all of this stuff: Three books, scissors, several articles, hospital papers, stethoscope, pens, highlighters, snacks, tape, syringes, etc.
IMG_5613Align CenterHe carries around books and articles to read up on what is going to be done that day and to reference. Med students are constantly being asked questions, aka pimping, which I think is an awful term. :)

He needs snacks for energy--you know those sour treats have protein in them. haha.
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See that silver pen...It lights up and blinks. I'm sure that helps him write all his soap notes. haha.

But seriously I don't think I could ever be a medical student. Not because I couldn't do the coursework*, but because I literally don't think I could bear all of that weight.



*There is really NO way I could handle the courses. I don't think I have that part of the brain.

16 comments:

  1. Wow, all of that stuff fits in his pockets? That coat probably weighs more than my bag! Lol!

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  2. This is why men need a murse : ) ha! Love the sour treats. I am sure those help him get through the day!

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  3. Hysterical! I always get nervous cleaning out Clints coat because I never know what I'm going to find :)

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  4. hehehe I love this post. I can't imagine being a medical student because 1- I am WAY too immature and 2 - I am probably squimish although I haven't checked.

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  5. I know I could not handle the course work. Looks like quite a load!

    Amy R.

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  6. That's too funny! I can't believe all that stuff fits in his pockets!

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  7. Amazing, ha!! So proud of him. So much work, but going to be so worth it in the end!!!!

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  8. all of that fit in his coat??? I'm impressed!

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  9. The number of pockets our coats have is unbelievable! Unfortunately, an ipad fits in none of them. :(

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  10. Haha ... I actually left reader to come and read the comments to see if anyone asked what a soap note was ... but no one has. boo!

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  11. I never noticed the difference in the lengths of jackets, but now it totally makes sense. I can't believe all of that stuff fits in his pockets!

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  12. I can't believe all that fits in his pockets!!! What a heavy load to carry everyday!

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  13. My goodness that is a lot of stuff to carry around!! Who needs the gym? haha

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  14. ha! Cute post! And my gosh that's a lot of stuff to tote around! I complain when my handbag gets a little heavy..sheesh! :)

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  15. Wow, how does all that fit?? Maybe you could get him a mini back pack to wear under there? ;)

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  16. Ok, seriously, how does that all fit in his pockets?

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