LIFE IN MEDICAL SCHOOL | 3rd Year of Medical School VLOG


Good morning guys! It’s Tuesday and I’m actually running kinda
late. So, I’m just gonna talk while I walk. So the reason why I’m in scrubs right now
is cause I’m doing my nursery week in Pediatrics, so like new born babies and it’s also my very
last week of my pediatrics rotations. So, this week has been kinda busy. Now, I’m seriously studying for my shelf,
which is coming up on Friday and I don’t know if I feel totally prepared for it but I never
really feel prepared for exams. Usually, the day before I get to the point
where I realize there’s nothing more I can do and I’ve done as much as I can and I sort
of just accept that. For the most part, I’ve become comfortable
with being uncomfortable. That’s what a lot of people say what medical
school is about. There is no way you’ll know everything you
need to know about everything. In undergrad classes, and maybe in some other
situations where it is actually possible to know everything you need to know about an
exam or a topic. I feel like in medicine a lot of the times
you just have to accept that you’re not perfect and you won’t know everything. So that’s kinda where I am in terms of my
pediatrics shelf exams. I’m doing everything I can, but I’m also accepting
that there’s going to be things I don’t know because I’ve only been doing pediatrics for
6 weeks and that’s okay. Anyway, got my coffee, my little lunch bag–isn’t
this so cute. It’s literally the cutest lunch bag ever. Anyway, time to go! Hey guys, so I’m off for the day. So basically, this week is my last week of
pediatrics and it’s been really cool cause I’m spending most of it in the nursery. Lot’s of healthy babies like check ups. Yesterday, I went to my very first c-section. I saw c-section for the first time. Guys it’s magical what a human body can do! The amount of physical trauma the body goes
through to give birth it’s amazing! And the fact that the mom is gonna recover. This mom is a repeat c-section–meaning she’s
had c-section procedure before. So, I think that’s why the attendings had
to pull so hard because there’s a lot of adhesions from previous surgeries. The baby was super cute. I saw the baby this morning again and the
baby was doing well. Overall, it was just a part that Iook forward
to the most for my pediatrics rotations and being with new-born babies. They’re so cute and they’re so adorable. It’s so amazing the way they’re born. My next rotation is actually Oby-gyn. I’m really excited about that and I think
having pediatrics before was probably a really god prime and I’m sure it works the other
way too: having oby-gyn and then going to pediatrics. It’s also a good continuity and a good learning
experience. My shelf exam is coming up on Friday so my
NICU resident said that I could leave early to go home and study so It’s about 4 o’clock
now and that’s what I’m going home to go. I had a bunch of lunch money left. As I talked about it before, this hospital
gave us a certain amount of lunch money. I had like $200 something dollars left. So I bought a bunch of Naked smoothies and
some chips to take home with me. If I can do that again tomorrow, I will but
tomorrow I have lecture right after my morning shift so I might not have time to go home. I bought a lot of perishable stuff today but
tomorrow I might just get some chips or something. So, I’m back. This is one of the juices that I got. I do have to say, these look healthy but I
don’t think they are because everything is blended and there’s no fiber and it’s basically
47 grams of sugar and even though there is no sugar added, it’s all the sugar from the
fruit themselves. And I don’t actually think they’re a healthy
choice. All the pediatricians that I’ve worked so
far has discouraged moms and parents from giving juice to their kids for this exact
reason. You don’t get any fiber and it’s mostly sugar. So it’s like drinking sugar water essentially. So, I got like 6 of them. But maybe tomorrow I’m thinking I’ll get like
iced teas instead like the unsweetened iced teas. I’ll have to think about what good snacks
to get. Some of my classmates have told me that during
Ob-gyn rotations, you really don’t have time to eat. So, I should stock up on bars so that’s what
I might do. Anyway, I’m gonna drink it cause I bought
it and it taste pretty good so– So over the weekend I did get these good day
chocolate from Whole Foods. They’re $2.50 each, so they’re actually pretty
expensive considering that there’s only 8 pieces inside but the one in the left is actually
energy so I think it contains caffeine and the one on the right has melatonin in it so
it’s supposed to help you sleep. I just wanted to try them out and let you
guys know if they are good. A lot of the times if you’re going to be in
surgery or something I’ve heard that it’s not ideal to drink a lot of coffee even though
you’re waking super early because you don’t wanna be like wanting to go to the bathroom
so I’m considering trying these and seeing if it works for me. Looks like this caffeine one actually has
about 20mg per pieces and it’s four pieces per serving. It’s actually pretty big it’s like the size
of a peanut m&ms but there’s no peanut in it. The flavor it taste a little bitter like you
would expect with the caffeine. I just had 2 just to have a little bit of
a kick before I go and study. This one has 1mg of melatonin per piece and
4 pieces per serving. This will also be a good thing to try. I’m going to try it tonight. Okay guys, I’ve decided to go for a quick
workout with some friends so I’m going to go do that now. So workout was good. We did back day today. Now I’m back and I’m back to studying. I’m going to do a little bit of endocrinology
and a little bit of immunology. I’m realizing that there’s a lot of stuff
in here for pediatrics that was covered in Step 1 studying so I may refer back to some
of my Step 1 material. I thought First Aid for step 1 was a very
good general overview and I feel like that’s probably about the depth that I need to know
for a lot of the diseases and disorders so I’m most likely going to refer back to some
of those chapters especially the bio-chem chapter. So, if you guys are studying for Step 1 or
if you guys are M2s this thing never goes away. Just keep studying and if you study it well
the first time it will definitely help you out later. Today’s dinner is from the
hospital caferia. Today they had a pasta bar where you can pick
your toppings and they make the pasta for you. So I picked the bowtie with some chicken,
mushrooms, broccoli, and some cheese but no other sauce. They had tomato sauce and they had alfredo
sauce but I just kinda like it with garlic and olive oil so that’s what I have. So, I’m going to end the vlog here. I’m most like going to study until I go to
bed. Thank you–. So I’m gonna end the vlog here. Thank you guys so much for watching. Let me set this down. I’m gonna study a little longer and go to
sleep but before I do that I wanted to introduce the forth and last giveaway. Of the back to school slash 40,000 subscribers
giveaway series. It’s gonna be the EKO stethoscope. Which is so cool! I talk about it in this video so you guys
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100 thoughts on “LIFE IN MEDICAL SCHOOL | 3rd Year of Medical School VLOG

  1. I'm so glad I found your channel last year, you motivate me so much, and I can also relate because I'm in med school as well, but here we have a different system. Anyways, LOVE this kind of videos where you just kind of vlog throughout the day, they're my favorite. Good luck with your exams, stay strong!! Sending love from Spain xx

  2. I just some kind of advice if anyone can help or something, I want to study medicine, but rather not be a doctor (since I kinda know I'm not capable of it but who knows maybe that'll change) cause that's not what I've plan to do after high school, I mean I'm only 14 but I would like to study medicine when I have the time, it's a bit early to think about careers but never to early. Any advice?

  3. I don't know if it helps, but I find eating an apple wakes me up better than coffee in the morning. It also helps not want to go to the bathroom when I have an 8am – 10am meeting first thing! x

  4. Hi amazing video!! I am currently in college and i have a pretty low gpa and 4w's. i know that this affects my chances in going to medical school, but this has been my dream ever since i was little so i don't want to quit. Do you have any advice?

  5. Hi Jamie, the peds rotation sounds so cool! Good luck on your exam! I was wondering how you continue to eat healthy during medical school?

  6. I'm also finishing peds and completely in love with neonatal care 💜 I never thought I would consider pediatrics, but this rotation really got me.

  7. I want to study medidine and become a pedriatic. the most thing I'm worried about is the studying. i hate school and the study we have to do but I still want to become a paediatrician. can you give me some advise on how to study for med school and if it's ever going to become easier? I also wonder how the doctor life is because I've only seen it on tv

  8. hey! Thank you for uploading these videos. Keep up the great work & good luck with your future exams.

    ps: what video – editing software do you use?

  9. So glad I stumbled upon your VLOGS 😀 hope you did well on your exam. It's so cool that the hospital gave you cafe money; I wish we had that here.

  10. Hi! I love your videos and always check my notifications if a new video is out. I have a question, do you find it useful to play music while studying or find it distracting?

  11. I just started my GCSE biology and chemistry courses. I really want to be a doctor most of my siblings say it's a bad idea even though I passed Key Stage 3 with A+ in science each year. My teachers are supporting me though. Good luck I love your vlogs so much <3

  12. It would be great if you can do a video on what you eat before your workout, especially on days when it is unplanned and you sneak in some exercise whenever you can. Like if you eat your lunch, and later you have time to hit the gym, would you grab a protein drink or workout without eating anything after the lunch.
    If there is anyone who can help me with this, please leave your answers too.
    Thanks!

  13. dude….you were literally at 150 subs like 2 minutes ago, now you at 50k goddamn. i've noticed that on some channels if you switch the focus of it and it gets views, you just blow up man

  14. so encouraging. I love that just watching you makes me want to rearrange my day and helps me understand my friends who are in medical school!

  15. I'm an aspiring med student and I was wondering whether or not you get paid for your time doing rotations at the hospital. Your vlogs always inspire to keep studying, thank you!

  16. i wanna know which book you refer for radiology in final year, and thank you for the videos, they are really helpful

  17. Really enjoy watching your videos. Just started my own vlogging series. Now I just need to get on your level on video making.

  18. Just found out about you, I'm in my first year. GOING CRAZY! Your an amazing motivation and breath of fresh air.

  19. I'm so happy that I finally found YouTube channel like this. I'm also a medical student and also it's my 3rd year of studying medicine. It's so interesting to watch this videos from someone like you but who lives in another country 🙂

  20. I love your videos. I've been binge watching them. I think I can actually relate to you. You're style forward unlike most people in med school. I hope you do really well in life

  21. i just started my med school few months ago (a fetus here) and yeah there is no day without studying even the weekend i have to keep my study on track if not all my schedule will be fucked up.

  22. Thank you I really love these vlogs. I've just started vlogging myself and I wish I had this style its fantastic. I've a lot to learn.

  23. Thank you for the advice at the start of the video. I'm studying pre-med and my perfectionism is beating me up big time! So this was really helpful 🙂

  24. Hi there! I'm glad I found your channel 🙂 I was wondering if you have any tips to stay focused while studying? I realised that i have really short attention span and gets distracted SOOOO easily. Not sure if i'm just not determined enough or what 🙁

  25. For some mcat or medical school advice, come to https://discord.gg/CYCvEdN discord for help! Be eager to learn and possibly teach your fellow students all about medicine!

  26. I can't believe you guys are allowed to wear scrubs or white coats outside of the hospital!!! Omg… once I went to a coffee shop right in front of the hospital in my scrubs and was told off :/ this is in Sweden!

  27. Gosh I hated my peds rotation, we had a patient who bit anyone who tried to examine him. All of us med students caught the flu at some point during the rotation. Gyne was a lot more enjoyable, busy and the patients were all adults and (mostly) easier to work with. Good luck with your exams!

  28. I'm really thinking about becoming a doctor I'm doing my pre-reqs for nursing but i wanna go beyond that I just don't know if I'm smart enough to become a doctor ….you are an inspiration.

  29. Stumbled across your channel and am enjoying watching — I'm a second year IM resident now, but remember 3rd year of med school well. You're doing a great job depicting what it's like so that others can get a window into our world 🙂

  30. The Naked juices are not healthy for that reason you're mentioning, but I have to say – they do taste amazing 😉 even the veggie ones 😉

  31. Hi jamie! You are truly an inspiration to me❤ I just began my freshman year in college on a pre-med track and things went REALLY ROUGH this semester and I'm starting to have LOTS of doubts…do u have any advice?

  32. I enjoy your channel. Please look into out my clips for similar video. I would love to collaborate. Muck luck and continue up the amazing work.

  33. Be careful about what Jamie says about comparing Naked drinks to "just sugar water". It's true that Naked isn't the most healthiest thing in the world since it lacks fiber, but it's much better and healthier than plain sugar water because it contains many antioxidants and essential vitamins that we need. Of course , people shouldn't replace whole fruits and for fruit juice, but I just don't want people watching this video to think fruit juices are as bad as drinking plain sugar water. Sugar is not evil! It is important for our body, especially the brain. We need sugar and carbohydrates from whole fruits and vegetables, and should limit or reduce sugar from processed foods!

  34. Planet Fitness hahaha!! Need a break from those long days on rotations!!…can't beat the pizza days at PF either

  35. I recognize the area you are doing your rotation at. Great hospital. I worked in the neurosurgery dept for 6 years. My major is pediatric neurosurgery. What apps do you recommend? What med school did you go to? Sorry just joined your channel and catching up.

  36. I’m new to your channel & I love all of your videos ! I’m in the medical field as well . Please keep the videos coming ! I love everything about them lol

  37. You are amazing! You inspire me to improve continuously, day by day… and I hope next year I'll finally get into medical school. Thanks for keeping this canal, greetings from Brazil!

  38. I'm glad I found your channel.I'm a freshman in medical college. Thanks for always give us advices. And Good luck on your exam!

  39. I really love your vlogs! It’s interesting to know that medical students from other countries are not all that different 🤗

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