How to Spot a Med Student

Med StudentHow do you spot a med student? They look just like everyone else. They smell just like everyone else. They act just like everyone else. Or do they????

1. A staple of every med student is the black circle under their eyes from lack of sleep.(Technically this isn’t always caused by fatigue so don’t feel too confident they are a med student).

2. Messy hair, sweat pants and a general lack of style or fashion sense in public.

3. Extreme interest in others bowell movements, illnesses, sicknesses, or injuries.

4. Abnormal addiction to coffee.

5. Habitually writes down a to-do list or over-schedules unnecessary or frivolous events, such as dinner or showers.

6. Borderline hypochondriac.

7. An obsession about germs and washing hands.

8. A faint smell of formaldehyde on the person in question.

9. The person in question gets wayyy to excited about buying school supplies such as highlighters, mechanical pencils, binders, etc.

10. Finally a childlike exuberance for classes or seminars that provide free food!

Bonus: Subject in question always seems to be connecting imaginary dots in the air. As if they are making some great connection.

My mission

My wife and I before medical school started

My wife and I in Utah

Hey everybody this is my first voyage into the world of blogging. Pretty excited and I usually don’t shut up, so please tell me when to stop. If you go to my about page you will see that I am an MSU¬†grad and a husband. I have been married for close to a year now and have had some unique experiences in my first year of marriage. The reason I say that is because I have had the opportunity to watch my wife make her way through the rigors of medical school. I have been there for that anatomy class and that first test. I have seen the dedication and time consuming hours it takes just to get by. I have become a dummy and a walking experiment for my wife and her med school classmates. I understand the stress and pressure that students are constantly under and I am constantly amazed by my wife’s work ethic, dedication, and passion for what she does. So here is the mission of this blog….think of it as a journal. My goal is to reach out to anyone in the medical school community that is dating, engaged, married to, or otherwise related to a medical student and understands the challenges that are loved ones face. Use it as a place to vent, to ask question or seek support or just see how your experience compare to mine as a medical student spouse. ¬†Hope I can entertain you a bit and if you want to connect with me further hit me up on twitter @philipgolas.