As I've previously mentioned, I was invited back to do another audition rotation at the place I did in June. When I was there at that time, I was the only medical student, so my time with the residents was all one-on-one, plus I had lots of attending time. THIS time, it's a little different. There are 4 other medical students on the rotation (3 of them want to go to this program) and 1 PA student. This means that there is lots of competition going on. Nobody is being down right rude or mean, but it's uncomfortable and I hate it. One student, who I have had a previous run in with, is there. She's not my favorite person and I caught her lying to an attending yesterday. I chose not to say anything because you're not supposed to ever speak badly about other medical students. But for anyone who knows me, keeping my mouth shut was super difficult. I guess the residents don't love her, so that's good. There's another student who I met while I was here before and I thought she was really nice, but yesterday she kept asking me when I was going to clinic (because I was in the OR and she wanted me out of there!).
I'm holding my own and have been getting lots of compliments. But it's tough, because I know how badly the other girls want to come here as well. I've heard that none of the students have been rounding on the weekends, so I will be there tomorrow morning at 5 am with a smile on my face ready to work hard.
I just have to say that this entire process is really stressful and annoying. There is so much uncertainty that it makes things a lot harder than I want them to be. Is it spring yet?