Today was the first “official” day of medical school. I got to meet a few more of my classmates, the names and faces are still not sticking. I might have to go study facebook to remember them. One thing different from undergrad and medical school is the talent of the class.
No longer are these unsuspecting first year undergrads unprepared for an academic workload. All these individuals are bright, motivated and hardworking. They all had stellar grades, good MCAT scores and meaningful extracurriculars.
It’s probably just the new-school jitters, but it’s always unsettling not knowing where you stand in the class. I might be at the top of the class or I can very well be at the bottom of the barrel. Only time (and the first test/exam) will tell.