Tuesday, September 18, 2007

Electives

Applying for medical clerkship electives is kind of like putting all your future plans + 100 dollars into a bottle and hoping that someone will pick it up out of the ocean and call you in 4 months to offer you a spot. The system seems so impersonal and confusing and full of forms that don't make sense or that you need to shoehorn your electives into. For example - a form says "hospital and faculty" and I'm applying for an elective that a) has no listed hospital in the electives catalog and the school won't reply to my emails about which hospital it's at and b) could be from two different faculties and which one isn't clear in the email and the school won't reply to my emails. The whole thing makes me feel like an idiot.

I had a nap this afternoon and now I fear I won't be able to sleep tonight because of a combination of a) not working out today b) maynards swedish berries and c) cherry vanilla coke.

2 comments:

Cal said...

Cherry vanilla Coke? I haven't seen that one here yet... When it's here, I'll be sure to try it.

That system sounds so disorganised... Things like that really annoy me - you need a better system for such important things! And 'hospital and faculty'... is it just me or does that sound a little vague??

Harry said...

Yikes, I've got that to look forwards to then!

They've already mentioned organising electives and it's only year 1, week 1!