Most students would agree that presenting a patient on rounds or to your attending is one of the scariest parts of being a third or fourth year medical student. Whether you are in a group or one-on-one, all eyes and attention are on you. There is the potential to do or say something incorrect, embarrassing, or perhaps you might not know the answer to a question that you are asked. As if this was not enough, there is the fact that you are being evaluated.
Stress in medical students
Paying for Medical School
Going to medical school can impart many vital pieces of knowledge from critical thinking skills and pathology of diseases to healthy-living practices and saving lives. But the experience can also teach you the value of a dollar. In March, I took leave of absence from medical school at Johns Hopkins University to work full time on an education technology company, Osmosis. It was a difficult decision at the time, akin to that faced by many entrepreneurs who've left stable jobs for the uncertainty of starting up. But we weren't fazed.
We Put Patients First
We started talking at a school-wide social that I had organized. At the time, Alan was a second-year student and I was a first year student. We got married five months before graduation, which was the ideal time for us.
Rebecca Lake has been a financial planning and credit expert for The Balance for over three years. She has over a decade of experience writing personal finance, investing, and small business content for publications like Forbes Advisor and U. She also assists with content strategy for prominent brands in the financial services industry, including Citibank, Discover Bank, and AIG Insurance.