what i’ve learned in grad school…

Ah. Graduate school. Quite a different experience compared to medical school. Completely different. So much more laid-back. So much more relaxed. So much more boring. It’s not that it’s not challenging. It’s just so not stressful or demanding when compared to med school. But it is a totally different culture, one that I’m glad to have gotten to know and appreciate. The oft-used generalization is that PhDs think whereas MDs don’t. In that sense, I’m sure glad that I’m doing both so when some PhD wants to accuse me of being a non-thinking MD, I can fire back with, “But I have a PhD! So then what?” All kidding aside, although I find grad school a little bit dull compared to med school, I do find it useful and engaging. If it weren’t for grad school, I would still believe everything anyone tells me and every single publication I read. But thanks to grad school, I’ve learned to question everything and how to turn everything into some sort of experiment, very useful skills in my opinion!

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