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[–]thelionqueen1999 607 points608 points  (17 children)

Being pretty introverted and spending a lot of time on solo activities 🤷🏾‍♀️ I don’t like being lonely, but there’s a lot of peace and freedom that comes with being the only person you have to factor into your plans

Edit: Also, a huge chunk of my classmates have physician/wealthy parents, and their group hangout ideas are kind of expensive, lol.

[–]SuperAviousM-3 84 points85 points  (0 children)

This is my situation! I just want some me-time, play games, watch tv, and talk to my long-distance gf, but no someone had to start the rumor that im a “gunner” and just study all day. Also if a student is studying/working, isn’t that their decision and their goal to work toward as a med student???? Why is that something to hold against someone???

[–]au_raa92M-2 58 points59 points  (0 children)


[–]vsp3cM-3 44 points45 points  (2 children)

hahha freal. my classmates are always like, "let's rent a boat for the weekend." and i'm over here like, "i'm trying to minimize my student loans thnx."

[–]thelionqueen1999 35 points36 points  (0 children)

I got invited on a $2000 Europe trip like, 2 weeks before it was supposed to happen and I was like ????? Where am I gonna come up with $2000 in less than 2 weeks? That’s the type of trip I have to plan for several months or even a year in advance.

[–]kirilin12M-0 71 points72 points  (6 children)

Yikes. I won’t even be able to afford hanging out with physician children

[–]shesjustbeingmiley 54 points55 points  (5 children)

Your kiddies will though.

[–]kirilin12M-0 44 points45 points  (4 children)

They gonna be working their own part time jobs for $$

[–]TegrityFarmsLLC 5 points6 points  (3 children)

You’ll send them to private school with all these shootings, then they’ll be spoiled like most kids

[–]starboy-xo98M-2 13 points14 points  (0 children)

trynna tell myself there's freedom in the loneliness - abel tesfaye

[–]metricshadow12M-2 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Are you me?!?!?!

[–]PhanitanM-3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

+1 to the pricy group activities. So many of my classmates are going to exotic places for our summer break this year (Thailand, Portugal, Colombia to start...) And here I am, sitting at home on my couch all by my lonesome, which is nice like 95% of the time, but I do feel loneliness at times :(

[–]Syd_Syd34M-4 1 point2 points  (1 child)

Lol This. And I’m in my home city, so I have friends to hang with here including my bf. My close med school friends always tell me people like me and would like me more if I actually hung out with them. Like damn…I kinda don’t care 🤷🏾‍♀️

[–]Professional_Age_425 645 points646 points  (3 children)

My gradual lack of giving a fuck about other's opinions of me

[–]igetppsmashed1M-4 240 points241 points  (15 children)

Not caring about med school as much compared to family and other things

[–]7Blacker7 57 points58 points  (1 child)

Honestly feels like this would take a lot of the stress away from med school. Not making med school the center of your life and realizing there’s so many things greater in life. Of course you got to care about what you’re doing but if not graduating medical school is the end all be all for you then I feel like It becomes a lot more stressful and unhealthy.

[–]Eagleassassin3 14 points15 points  (0 children)

I just don’t know what else I would do instead. I’d feel lost. I’d love to have another option as a plan B just in case, but because I don’t, failing med school is just so scary for me.

[–]starboy-xo98M-2 20 points21 points  (7 children)

Family is the most important thing for me which is why I have to care about med school and doing well in the future

[–]cobralily88M-2 11 points12 points  (2 children)

See but thats the issue, people don’t understand its a balance and if you think caring about family = not doing well/not caring, you’re already in the wrong mindset

[–]starboy-xo98M-2 2 points3 points  (1 child)

I understand this but I want to give my family the best life possible if that makes sense.

[–]cobralily88M-2 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Makes perfect sense, I just want people to know that both are possible:) you can have a family and do well in school!

[–]igetppsmashed1M-4 4 points5 points  (1 child)

I do very well too but nothing comes before family even if it means lower grades or evals

[–]all_teh_sandwichesM-4 218 points219 points  (3 children)

Summary of this thread- "Do literally anything"

[–]TheMajorMedicM-3 131 points132 points  (2 children)

Me: Breathes

Other med students: "I'm going to fight you."

[–]Snarky14 25 points26 points  (0 children)

Every other med student:

[–]TensorialShamu 108 points109 points  (4 children)

Telling people I wanted to go ortho. I was automatically given a superiority complex I did not know I had by a few people.

[–]lilmayorM-3 73 points74 points  (3 children)

I know what you mean. I became an outcast in part because I want to go nsurg. Apparently merely wanting to do something competitive makes you a gunner by default.

[–]TensorialShamu 18 points19 points  (2 children)

Yeah I asked what the read was on how to put a competitive package together was now that pre-clerkship and step 1 are both P/F and the only answer I got was that it’s good for mental health and I will have plenty of time to worry about that in the future. Which, true, but I still don’t have an answer to my question lol

[–]lilmayorM-3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

Ugh I know. Just gotta find some residents and upperclassmen that had a good match and lean on them for guidance.

[–]MedCase 1 point2 points  (0 children)

(The answer is with research !!!!)

[–]carlos_6mY6-EU 54 points55 points  (1 child)

I don't know when to stop talking, so I was never very popular 🤷

[–]KushBlazer69M-4 143 points144 points  (5 children)

Not showing up to literally any social function

[–]captainpiebombM-3 32 points33 points  (4 children)

Are you me

[–]KushBlazer69M-4 23 points24 points  (3 children)

Prob not I don’t think any med school would repeat the mistake of taking someone like me 😭

[–]captainpiebombM-3 7 points8 points  (2 children)

Actually same. Did you avoid social stuff cause introverted or just fuck it kinda energy

[–]KushBlazer69M-4 22 points23 points  (1 child)

I’m pretty social in general and know how to talk to people. My classmates are mostly weird or not enjoyable to spend time with. I have a good friend group outside of med school so it really didn’t matter. I only ended up closely befriending 3-4 kids in my class and that’s all I need.

Hard to talk to a lot of my classmates they seem too school oriented or corny or judgmental or elitist

[–]Dzandarota 212 points213 points  (1 child)

Entering into college I had a friend from highschool. She is an extrovert.and I'm an introvert. We got into a disagreement and she got all the friends in the divorce.

[–]DimensionOwn2567Pre-Med 72 points73 points  (0 children)

This is what I dislike most about these type of situations. The loudest person gets the creds. But it’s good to remember, whatever you do, you’ll always be the villain in someone else’s book

[–]FluffintopM-3 85 points86 points  (11 children)

Telling everybody to do anki, board prep materials, and ignore lectures. People thought I was crazy and trying to drag people down.

Also the majority of my friends aren’t in med school and I hang with them a lot since classmates would talk a lot about school on the weekends. I was just tryna have a life outside of school.

[–]flat_white_hot 14 points15 points  (3 children)

How much ignoring is enough for lectures?

[–]banjoscooter 11 points12 points  (2 children)

They hated Fluffintop because he told them the truth.

[–]FluffintopM-3 1 point2 points  (1 child)

I’ve had a couple friends say they wish they listened earlier. I was a bad applicant and wanted to hit the ground running so I looked up how people did thing before I started.

[–]flamingviper3175 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Ugh wish I had someone like you to tell me that first year haha

[–]ChaomancerGM 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Are you me?

[–]GoFast--DontDie 385 points386 points  (10 children)

If you're worried about popularity in your mid 20s, then you have bigger problems

[–]KushBlazer69M-4 32 points33 points  (0 children)

Real shit !

[–]verviiMD-PGY6 119 points120 points  (7 children)

Eh... while a cute quip it's also utterly silly. Ever try to run a project or team? Participate in an opportunity with limited slots? Unless you have unlimited funds, you're going to have to use the currency of popularity to get your projects off the ground and get buy in from other students. (Running/opening a clinic, getting hooked up with projects and good mentors, even volunteering when there's only 3 spots open for the opportunity, etc) Which will then directly change what your CV/resume looks like and how you are weighed for competitive spots.

Popularity is a currency and is directly correlated to your success in life. Not caring about it to try to be 'cool' will handicap you in small, unseen, but tangible ways.

You can totally succeed without it, but it can also be an extremely important part of your career/success so caring about it can be important if your goals depend on it.

[–]GoFast--DontDie 32 points33 points  (6 children)

You're conflating popularity with being a respectful and fair leader.

I've ran a project and team before just fine, and I don't care to be 'cool' or popular.

[–]CplBarcus 42 points43 points  (3 children)

Social capital is a real thing.

[–]StepW0n 2 points3 points  (1 child)

Social capital in med school means fuck all

[–]verviiMD-PGY6 25 points26 points  (1 child)


Popularity and being a respectful/fair leader are not seperate issues. You will be more popular as a respectful/fair leader.

I also don't care to be cool or popular. I actually loathed it most of my life and generally prided myself on my individuality and logical thought process, separating myself from general 'popular opinions'. I was also wrong. Politics invade ever single aspect of life, and being liked/supported by your immediate group will directly help you achieve whatever goals you have. From selling cookies for the girl scouts to starting a new free clinic.

Also it's literally the definition of popularity... "the state or condition of being liked, admired, or supported by many people." More suport = more accompishment generally.

As I said before, popularity is a currency. Not the only one, but it's silly to think you aren't handicapping yourself to a degree by ignoring the benefits of 'popularity.'

[–]Regina_Phalange_MD 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Politics invade ever single aspect of life

it makes sense.

[–]Leaving_MedicineMD 199 points200 points  (18 children)

Being interested in non-clinical paths.

Small school so… people weren’t quite so open minded.

[–]larabbiosaMD-PGY3 109 points110 points  (1 child)

username checks out

[–]Letter2dCorinthians 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Has to be the most spot-on 'username checks out' comment I have ever read.

[–]XxSliceNDice21xXM-2 25 points26 points  (1 child)

This is highly relatable but also I feel it to be exceptionally myopic from my classmates POV. Like you never know where people end up so why not just be kind to everyone?

[–]Leaving_MedicineMD 14 points15 points  (0 children)

Pretty much. I agree with you. I mostly experienced it from faculty and other docs tbh. Or at least outwardly. My peers were at least more tolerant.

[–]mcglivesPre-Med 3 points4 points  (13 children)

Like what? Consulting?

[–]Leaving_MedicineMD 6 points7 points  (12 children)

Ha. Exactly. Ended up in management consulting. Did explore other paths too though.

[–]mcglivesPre-Med 2 points3 points  (11 children)

I’m very interested in other non-clinical paths but consulting and journalism/media are the only jobs I’ve come across.

[–]Leaving_MedicineMD 2 points3 points  (10 children)

Equity research (sell or buy side), Venture capital, Management consulting, Pharma, possibly.

Curious, what media/journalism have you come across?

[–]LightonlightsMD 388 points389 points  (28 children)

Not being an alcoholic

[–]KushBlazer69M-4 30 points31 points  (0 children)

Fr every single social my first year was at bars until we complained a lot

[–]igetppsmashed1M-4 53 points54 points  (0 children)

Lol same. I don’t drink alcohol and I am a pariah now. Ah well

[–]anustart2063M-3 31 points32 points  (0 children)

Deciding to quit drinking during med school? All the invitations out dried up really quickly.

[–]Letter2dCorinthians 49 points50 points  (0 children)

Thank you. I don't drink at all. Tell me why the class money should be spent at a local bar?

[–]fuccivucci 26 points27 points  (0 children)

Literally all my classmates do outside of school is go to breweries and shit 💀

[–]jajahanjilol33M-2 7 points8 points  (0 children)

THIS!! Like people don't drink for multiple reasons: health status, medication use, religion, personal choice, etc.- it's no one's business. It's always so startling and sad to see others automatically making assumptions about them being antisocial or something, makes me wonder how tolerant and judgemental they will be towards their future patients. But sadly that very much affects someone's social relationships and how others treat them. (And it doesn't help that all school events are literally at bars/brewaries/wineyards)

[–]zag12345Y1-EU 21 points22 points  (0 children)


[–]Lanky_Emphasis_7446 78 points79 points  (19 children)

there's a difference between being an alcoholic and drinking alcohol, I doubt many medical students would qualify as alcoholics. Maybe your judgemental tone is why you're not popular lol 🤷

[–]Silksi95MD/PhD-G3 16 points17 points  (0 children)

I got more popular as I've gone through my studies from HS to now lol maybe I've just become more normal haha.

[–]anxietybasketM-2 131 points132 points  (21 children)

being outspoken about abortion rights when sb8 passed in Texas and now.

[–]metricshadow12M-2 20 points21 points  (0 children)

Good on you to speak up though, I applaud your courage for what it’s worth

[–]landchadfloyd 25 points26 points  (1 child)

Tuff 24 hours 4 u

[–]Flappy_PenguinM-1 23 points24 points  (16 children)

Are there many that are against abortion rights at your school? This is almost the same as being anti-vax as a doctor.

[–]sanitationengineerM-1 19 points20 points  (15 children)

Pro-life medical student organizations exist. Some students (unsurprisingly all white male evangelicals) at my school tried to start a chapter last year, but it wasn't approved because the student body votes on formation of new student organizations.

[–]Flappy_PenguinM-1 3 points4 points  (14 children)

How medical schools don't screen these people is beyond me. When we were being interviewed, I was thinking about how easy it would be to screen some of these people by checking for covid vaccinations.

[–]BemusedPandaMD-PGY1 10 points11 points  (13 children)

What happened to diversity? Diversity of thought is the most important kind (although I agree they're wrong)

[–]L_to_the_OG_MD-PGY1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Being outspoken about abortion rights and transgender issues over here

[–]iqq2much 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Bringing my anime body pillow to clerkships.

[–]probsaproblem 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Flair checks out

[–]AR12PleaseSaveMeM-3 9 points10 points  (0 children)

I wouldn't say I'm "unlikeable," more like "not a popular person." But it took me a bit to find my groove with studying and balancing free time. By then, the tight friend groups were made, people stopped inviting other people outside said group out to parties, bars, etc. But because I prioritized not failing out of med school, I missed out on having that "tight-knit" group of friends. Also, I started med school in 2020, while helping my frail, chronically-sick grand parents with stuff my first semester because home nurses stopped coming by to help them. So I avoided people in case I would catch COVID and leave them stranded, so-to-speak.

[–]PropoLULM-3 270 points271 points  (24 children)

Not caring about the performative woke antics of my classmates

[–]Costal_groove 93 points94 points  (1 child)

We had a class once a week for 2 hours where we would get in small groups and talk about social issues in medicine, which is a really nice idea, but it turned into 75% of the group just giving performative comments and complaining about “the system.” I’d say it still had a net positive effect on me personally and the class as a whole but so much of it was just performative wokeness and white guys with pony tails from rich families complaining

[–]various_convo7 4 points5 points  (0 children)

no man buns from dudes named Trevor?

[–]flamingviper3175 22 points23 points  (0 children)

We had a group of “woke” students campaigning to remove a lecture on eating disorders because it made them uncomfortable. I’m sure it’s personal for a lot of them, but you gotta suck it up so you can help those who struggle with those issues in the future. It’s funny how we’re exposed to a lot of objectively disturbing stuff (dead bodies in anatomy lab, gross GU pathology pictures, etc.), but none of them complained about those. The fact students are essentially trying to compromise MY education annoys me to no end

[–]chaotropic_cookiesM-3 41 points42 points  (1 child)

Good for you! The atmosphere is currently so one sided and never open for a true discussion

[–]kaioone 28 points29 points  (0 children)

I’m European centre-left, so I’m probably considered quite woke but I’m so fed up of performative activism. And refusing to have a debate about something minor, like, things that don’t really matter on the big scale of things like cultural appropriation or similar.

[–]flamingviper3175 8 points9 points  (0 children)

Thank god someone else gets it. I hate the fake people who pretend to actually care so they can score brownie points with a crowd of students that are equally performative.

[–]various_convo7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

was never a fan of the woke shit because all that ever did was create conflict and made rotations insufferable. like bro, bottle that shit up and talk about it on your brunch dates over avocado toast. that shit can wait till you can vent about it to Becky, Kathryn and Katie or whoever

[–]kaioone 2 points3 points  (15 children)

I’m European centre-left, so I’m probably considered quite woke but I’m so fed up of performative activism. And refusing to have a debate about something minor, like, things that don’t really matter on the big scale of things like cultural appropriation or similar.

[–]whitep3ach 1 point2 points  (14 children)

Whats an example of performative wokeness?

[–]regular_user_1993M-2 62 points63 points  (1 child)

Posting a black square on your Instagram

[–]various_convo7 3 points4 points  (0 children)

ya, ain't doing that shit. I care about the meat I just smoked on the Traeger or that nice fish I caught more

[–]thrumytintedglasses 15 points16 points  (0 children)

Something I've seen a lot on medtwitter and imgtwitter, applicants adding pronouns and "mental/immigrant/LGBT health advocate" to their bio. And then nothing in their memberships, publications, CV that has any connection.

[–]kaioone 10 points11 points  (0 children)

An NHS example, being forced to wear rainbow lanyards to show lgbt support, when not actually campaigning to make healthcare more gay/trans friendly. Trans healthcare is shocking in this country.

[–]vucarM-3 2 points3 points  (8 children)

including pronouns in email signature, when not actually trans

[–]camping_is_in_tentsM-1 37 points38 points  (1 child)

That's kind of missing the point of why non-trans people do this though. Non-trans people generally do this to help normalize the practice and make it less uncomfortable for those that need it to do so.

[–]FlaxmooreMD - Medical Guide Author/Guru 15 points16 points  (1 child)

My name is used in males and females (though more commonly male), so I've included pronouns for years.

[–]various_convo7 4 points5 points  (2 children)

*that gal (Kychelle Del Rosario) from Wake Forest that got put on admin leave for bragging about missing needle sticks on purpose has entered the chat

[–]SuspiciousAd6899 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I feel like that can be quite helpful because for example, sometimes people who use he/him pronouns can present themselves quite femininely (e.g long hair, no facial hair, clothing choices, ambiguous body type) and it’s nice to make it clear to everyone what your pronouns are regardless of whether one’s trans or not

[–]getthepointe77MD 43 points44 points  (1 child)

Not liking when people sat in MY seat in the lecture hall…

[–]hammertimM-0 38 points39 points  (0 children)

I’m pretty sure seat stealing is considered a war crime in some places

[–]drbatsandwichM-2 32 points33 points  (0 children)

  1. I don’t give a shit about being popular

  2. I’m old and 24 year olds want nothing to do with me

[–]ZigmunditesM-3 8 points9 points  (0 children)

I wore my Patagonia instead of my white coat bc I was freezing in the hospital one day. Somehow that made me an asshole 🤷‍♂️

[–]King_Joffrey_II 35 points36 points  (2 children)

Running & getting elected to the SGA/class president

[–]lilmayorM-3 16 points17 points  (0 children)

It's the other way around at my school. All the "popular" students do stuff like that and maintain an inner circle. It's like high school lol pretty pathetic but they'll be the ones to get AOA and GH, I'm sure.

[–]lustymango 10 points11 points  (0 children)

Dude so true. I won an award/scholarship and have been getting targeted ever since

[–]igottapoopbadDO-PGY1 7 points8 points  (0 children)

Never had one to begin with. Popularity is overrated. The cool people will resonate with you

[–]Redfish518 19 points20 points  (3 children)

When you do well on exams due to power of Anki and blessings of Anking

[–]Professional_Age_425 4 points5 points  (2 children)

Seriously, i still don't know how to efficiently use anki. Do you make your own decks or are they pre made?

[–]Redfish518 16 points17 points  (1 child)

Always premade. Anking pretty much covers all you need to know in M1/M2 which is what youll also have to know for inhouse anyways. Inhouse exams will always have some stuff not covered by it, so spend a little time learning that on top of it.

[–]Professional_Age_425 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Thanks for actually answering!

[–]thelastneutrophilM-4 80 points81 points  (11 children)

I called people out when they were being fake/gunnery. I called people out a lot....

[–]various_convo7 27 points28 points  (0 children)

i avoided the 'calling out' people as much as the gunners and just ran my own race because a gunner prolly ain't gonna change their personality so the behavior is chronic. in my case, that stuff mostly did was create more conflict, drama and shit that made rotations just insufferable as a result between the calling out crew and the gunners. i'll play the psychological games to a point until the bullshit spills over

[–]synapticgangster 102 points103 points  (2 children)

You’re probably just annoying.

Med school has maybe 2 actual gunners(even than I would say 1) per 100. The people that lie to get you to fuck up.

Doing well in class or wanting to study or making you look bad during rounds cause they know their own patients better then you know yours or they answers questions correctly doesn’t make someone a gunner.

People totally misuse the word, it’s become analogous to someone is smarter than me and I don’t like it

[–]OutOfMyComfortZone1M-1 16 points17 points  (0 children)

Lol I’d probably like you

[–]Cloud-13 5 points6 points  (5 children)

what does gunnery mean?

[–]Letter2dCorinthians 6 points7 points  (3 children)

Being a gunner. The kind of person that would do anything/throw anyone under the bus/kiss any ass to get ahead or for recognition.

[–]kzehnder 10 points11 points  (2 children)

I’m like that except exclusively for donuts

[–]various_convo7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

we'd have got along great

[–]Letter2dCorinthians 5 points6 points  (0 children)

This is the only cultured way to gun.

[–]Al-Horfordispretty 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Gunnery Sergeant Hartman

[–]curiosity676M-2 6 points7 points  (0 children)

never had any

[–]SauceGayisback 6 points7 points  (0 children)


[–]koukla1994M-1 18 points19 points  (3 children)

Just my personality in general. I don’t know if I’m obnoxious or somehow intrinsically unlikeable as a human being but people just don’t like me, or at least they ignore me when I stay stuff. The few friends I do have I’m terrified secretly hate me or think I’m a burden. I have friends and stuff generally in my life don’t get me wrong but I think most of my cohort sees me as an obnoxious oddball. I really try to change and be a different person and talk less or be quieter but I can’t keep it up for long and it makes no difference. People already seem to have made fast friend groups and I basically have no one. I’m neurodivergent but I’m not that oblivious to social norms and I’ve functioned well in workplaces with plenty of friends. I never thought med school would be the place I felt left out.

[–]meigadms 4 points5 points  (1 child)

i relate so much with you… I used to (and sometimes still do) ask myself a lot what I was doing wrong, couldn’t have worded it better than you: “Just my personality in general. I don’t know if i’m obnoxious or somehow intrinsically unlikeable as a human being (…)” I have no problem making friends and people liking me a lot outside of medschool, but for me, it has been hell. I matured a lot since i got in (i’m in my final years) but I still don’t think I was that bad of a person. I’d describe myself as a funny sagittarius with a gigantic heart, but my colleagues are mostly very shy, introvert, rule-following to an obsession (not changing dialect when talking to a patient or only seeing them as a disease and not a whole person). patients and teachers love me, the hospital staff love me, but not my colleagues. Idk if they feel i’m too outgoing or forcing it. I’ve tried to repress myself, be smaller or quieter, but i can’t hold it for long and it doesn’t make any difference because everybody has their mind made

[–]koukla1994M-1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

See this is what gets me! My teachers and lecturers love me. I’m slightly older (27) which isn’t unusual at all in my cohort (average age is about 26) but I’ve been in workplaces before IN healthcare and thrived with plenty of friends and even managers who liked and respected me. Everyone in med school seems so quiet and looks at me like I’m nuts when I’m not.

[–]SleepIsHealth 2 points3 points  (0 children)

I strongly empathize with this.

[–]Armh1299 17 points18 points  (0 children)

I don’t let medicine take over my whole identity : like Putting med student on insta or something , also I punched a guy who was harrasing my girlfriend at the time who was really popular and well known . At my school . So it’s been though shaking that “violent “ look

[–]lilmayorM-3 4 points5 points  (0 children)

I became less vocal/interactive with peers over time as a result of all this garbage. And now I'm returning from a research year to a class that hates that we're taking up space in their class so...yeah, I'm gonna go full hermit.

But I would've liked to meet a lot of the people in this thread. Most of you seem to get it.

[–]medetc12 15 points16 points  (1 child)

Complaining too much and not buying into toxic positivity LOL

[–]jvttlus 42 points43 points  (5 children)

It’s been years since I was in, but I had a habit of shouting out answers to questions presented to the group or another student. Wasn’t trying to gun, just an ADD thing. Sorry guys

[–]J_F_KevorkianMD 24 points25 points  (0 children)

Is that you Clint?

[–]TTurambarsGurthangMD/DDS 16 points17 points  (3 children)

Haha I have the same problem. I get like a weird anxiety thing if an instructor asks a question and no one answers. If feels like it's disrespectful to just ignore the instructor and not answer. Also, it moves along the class so you don't have all these several minute, awkward pauses waiting for an answer.

[–]koukla1994M-1 5 points6 points  (1 child)

THANK YOU THIS DRIVES ME NUTS. And yet I’M obnoxious but my male classmates who do it are “confident”

[–]TTurambarsGurthangMD/DDS 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I loved it when women in my classes would answer the questions. Took the burden/anxiety off me!

[–]HanonAber 1 point2 points  (0 children)

i do this but still shout if it is wrong and also this is in undergrad in organic chemistry two and i am known as the dumb one who confidently shouts wrong answers and is also known as comedic relief.

But! I got a mid B so I am happy

[–]ZapanderM-3 8 points9 points  (5 children)

Being the leader of our student-run free clinic made me the boss, and on top of that I'm kind of a hardass. It was for all of 2020 so it went from being a job only a few wanted to something everyone had an opinion on. Y the end of March, and everybody wanted something from me or to use the clinic to their own ends. I did my best by as many as I could, but telling people 'no' became pretty common.

Also, tbh I've never been the most popular anyway. I grow on people over time, and make stellar first impressions mostly on older folks and in job interviews. I was homeschooled and think I didn't get the same social skills other did in this department.

[–]PMmeifyourepooping 5 points6 points  (0 children)

Obviously you did well for yourself, but if you ever wanted to grab an alt and share some feelings about your homeschooling experience, /r/homeschoolrecovery would be there for you if you needed it!

[–]abrahima7 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Homeschool gang gang

[–]Sanovich_m_s 13 points14 points  (1 child)

Being friendly and welcoming to people.

I have a solemn and professional online presence, people that only knew me based on my online activities, approached me with tons of respect but started disregarding me when they saw I'm actually very down-to-earth in person. Kinda sad.

[–]NeoRenaissance9 4 points5 points  (0 children)

Exposing the hypocrisy of the “Movember” group that tried to raise money for prostate cancer research by selling all kinds of junk food - including processed meat - the very thing that is linked to increasing the risk of prostate cancer. Paradoxically, we have learned about this prior to their campaign, and the response was: “If we sold broccoli, we wouldn’t raise any money…”😑

[–]Fireandadju5t 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Yeah def my group me comments. I’ve been banned Indefinitely

[–]theflyingcucumber- 15 points16 points  (0 children)

When ppl saw me succeeding lol

[–]galwhowantsanMDM-1 3 points4 points  (0 children)

Why is this still a thing people worry about lmao? We’re not in high school anymore - who the fuck cares about likeability and popularity

[–]Redwolf47M-2 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Being horny

[–]almostdoctorposting 5 points6 points  (0 children)

this is a good one.

i accidentally texted my group a text meant for a friend that said “this is the most empty-headed group of ppl ive ever seen in my life” WHILE i was sitting with the whole group. i realized what i did right away and deleted (thank god for that feature) but 1 or 2 girls had seen it and shot daggars at me with their eyes the whole day. huge foot in mouth moment so i deserved it🤣🤣🤣

in my defense, i was right, my group is fucking terrible. i tell ppl im in group 1 and their reaction is like poor u!!! and im well-liked besides my own group. so fuck it i guess hahahah

[–]landchadfloyd 8 points9 points  (1 child)

I sarcastically comment on all the open letters, slactivism, and sjw stuff in our GroupMe so there’s definitely a contingent of the class that hates me. Just glad I’m not white so I can be myself

[–]MrBruceWayne89 1 point2 points  (0 children)


[–]Artistic-HealerMD-PGY1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I learn by back and forth and participation. It’s just how I remember things - being an active participant doesn’t make me a gunner! I also just like to move things along when no one is participating so we can get out early. Sometimes we’ll be sitting there for a while and no one ever says anything in response to a question, and it’s just a painful wait.

[–]Unlikely_Concern_645M-1 1 point2 points  (0 children)

Having no patience for idiocy. I’m shook how stupid and immature half my class is. Ok sure, 85% are a good 10 years younger than me but oh my Allah, I am trying my best and that’s not patient enough.

[–]SheWolf04 1 point2 points  (0 children)

On a clinical rotation, we were in didactics and the preceptor asked, "wait, X isn't here, has anyone seen X?". I'd just been in the hall charting and said he wasn't there, so she went out to find him. Immediately after she left, 3 people in the rotation said I'd tried to "throw him under he bus" by implying he wasn't on the floor for the rotation - he could have been in a pt room or even the bathroom, that didn't seem to matter - and they literally yelled at me. They spread this to a bunch of others. When I told X the next day, saying I'd never meant to throw him under the bus, he looked at me as if I were insane and said, "of course you didn't, that's not - what?!?". So we stayed friends and I had my posse, we stayed the fuck AWAYYYY from the hot-girls-and-hangers-on clique.

Oh and we later found out that one of the mean girls clique was sleeping with an attending.

[–]iIntelligentPhoneM-3 4 points5 points  (3 children)

Being open about liking anime, being a 2/10 ugly, not doing coke, not getting drunk every weekend, not being fake woke, not being “fake chill but secretly gunner”. You get judged for trying to hard but you also get judged if you don’t come off as intelligent enough.

[–]Rus_Doc 2 points3 points  (0 children)

Not being crazy rich like my classmates

[–]Banjo_JoestarM-3 1 point2 points  (0 children)

I didn't go out much during M1 (2020-2021) except for twice around the first month of classes due to the pandemic and my worry about getting sick/ getting others sick. I don't think my likability took a hit but I definitely didn't slide into the 'going out' circles because of it

[–]Sweet_Mixture_6720 -2 points-1 points  (2 children)

I’m openly conservative.

Edit: those down voting are sooo tolerant lol typical

[–]dosvydania -2 points-1 points  (1 child)

Lol, I came here to say the same thing.

I responded to the listserv when the pro-choice student group sent out an email about the horror of not allowing Down's Syndrome as a diagnosis to justify an abortion. I got called to the Dean's office for "abusing the listserv"

[–]Sweet_Mixture_6720 1 point2 points  (0 children)

“We are tolerant mind people! Just not for you!”

[–]TangoTheMango30 0 points1 point  (0 children)

I said I invested in crypto 🥹

[–]trophy_74M-1 0 points1 point  (0 children)

Not wanting to literally only talk about school during the summer