Yes, it's true! My husband is officially a third year medical student. He had his first jam-packed day of orientation yesterday. About five minutes in, I received a text from my husband containing the number to the thing I believe I've dreaded the most regarding medical school.
The pager. Excellent. I can't wait to chuck this out a window sometime ;)
Aside from pager-receiving, there was a lot of paperwork, HIPAA and BBP training, and learning how to write admission orders and prescriptions. My personal favorite was flipping through a little book that previous 3rd year students put together of helpful tips for clinical rotations. There was an important note about footwear in the OB/GYN rotation. Pay special attention to the "Shoes are the word" section:
On that note, we went on an impromptu shopping trip last night to purchase a pair of easily washable shoes last night.
Thank you all so much for your kind words about Step 1. We are grateful that it is behind us, and are waiting patiently to receive his score sometime in the next 3-5 weeks. 268 or bust! (kidding...obviously!)