It’s for your own good.
The Exercise Nazi strikes again!
- Go to the library.
50%75% of the time, you’ll see us studying in there. You can “accidentally” (some acting may be required) run into us there while acquiring new knowledge by borrowing books, studying your own subjects, or researching your passions. But the fact that you never stop learning…
- knowledge by borrowing books, studying your own subjects, or researching your passions. But the fact that you never stop learning turns us on.
- Volunteer your body for mock physical examination(s). We are supposed to learn how to observe, auscultate, palpate, and conduct couple of tests on a human body. Of course, we would like you to be available when the topic of phlebotomy comes along too.
- Don’t ask us about medical conditions just yet. It really is for your own good. Instead of giving you one diagnosis, we will give you several that may scare you enough to go see your primary care physician. Yes, most of us are hypochondriac even if we do not admit it. And no, we can’t give you drugs.
- Invite us to potluck. Wherever there is cheap or free food, you will find us. Give us food and you shall have a special place forever in our heart.
- Invite us to exercise. After studying, it’s nice to get a chance to work out. Let’s go for a run! We can even have a wrestling match. Or you can try the gym either early in the morning or late at night. If we refuse, remind us that exercise can boosts our memory and promotes better sleep. Sold!
- If you still can’t find us, have you tried Starbucks or a nearby cafe? Don’t forget to check the dark corners.
- Do ask about our experience so far as medical students. We will tell you how it is so you can get the idea of what we do on regular basis. From here, you can probably judge how much free time we have and what our schedule is like. You will also quickly find out if we have the “half-empty” or “half-full” attitude based on our answer.
- Let us sleep. It is rather important…
- Become our cheerleader. There will be times when we become stressed out or bummed about our test scores. Our confidence may even decrease. It is definitely nice when you show up with a cheer-up package (Please use your imagination for this part).
- Ask us out on a date. We will give you hundred of reasons not to date us. You find that one reason strong enough to change our mind. But remember, “dating” definition may be different for everyone. It may not mean we want to be in a relationship with you. Be patient. We will let you know when we are ready. And when we are…that will be another story.
DEAD ON. #5 and #6 I have seen with my own eyes! And very true about #11. We’re the first to say it won’t work. But to be honest, I don’t lead a conversation with ‘oh, I’m a med student’. That’s rather awkward.
Must have red cape.
So true. -_-