peladoboton wrote:when i went to med school, for the first year i did nothing but study. by the beginning of my second year i was so burned out i could not see straight (and almost flunked neuroanatomy). one day i looked out the window from the library at the university of utah med school, saw the mountains, put down my books, and went for the most liberating run into the hills of my life. from that day on, every afternoon at 4:30 i gave myself 15-20 minutes to get as high into the hills as i could from the library. within a month i could gain 1000 feet of elevation, i had dropped 15 pounds (a change in the diet also was implemented, might i add), and i was happy again. nothing insane, just 30-45 minutes of trail running, sometimes in slacks, sometimes in scrubs, sometimes in jeans.
oh yeah, i got the best grades i had gotten thus far and started studying like mad for step 1.
not everybody's story, but it sure made a difference for me.
Z-Man wrote:Anybody have any suggestions for how I can have my cake and eat it too? Work schedules that let me do the hobbies I am so attached to in specialties that will satisfy my desire for more substantial patient relationships?
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