Day 34: What’s your type?

Today’s inane images of the day:

Thanks Friday interviewees for leaving us food to eat after our MRSA TBL today!  I took home this melody of goodies in the salad bowl!

During lunch on Thursday, 4/5 of our TBL group decided to take a field trip to Franklin Cider Mill to celebrate the incoming Fall weather with hot cider and fresh donuts… the donuts were so good that I ate them before I could take a picture of one…

Over a month ago, we were told to take an online MBTI [Myers-Briggs Type Indicator] test for PRISM. This week, we got the results and discussed what they meant in the context of working with one another. Not surprisingly, our group had mostly the same preferences… which is probably why we work together so well.

Anyway, here are my results:

If you didn’t gather from above, I am an ISFJ — with an extreme on the judging and sensing preference. According to a PRISM reading, Anesthesiology, Ophthalmology, General practice, Family practice, Pediatric are good specialties for my personality type. Hmmm… interesting.

Last night was our Big Sib/Little Sib Meet and Greet — S and I went to the restaurant and mingled with a couple of the residents and our peers [her Big Sib was able to make it, but mine wasn’t]. Even though I didn’t have my official Big Sib there, one of the rad onc residents painted a really convincing portrait of the specialty. In fact, I am very seriously considering the option despite the heavy academic [i.e. research] focus in preparation for and during residency. I personally shy away from science research because I don’t love the slow pace of the work… but this resident made it seem far from my days of pipetting and fluorescence microscopy.

Anyway, moral of the story is that our Beaumont residents are awesome.

After the official event was over, we went to a couple of places in Royal Oak to celebrate two of my classmates’ birthdays — I personally love dancing and had a great time with everyone. Even though we are all really close, it’s those nights out that really solidify a bond.

Now it’s time to get back to the work part of medical school.

5 thoughts on “Day 34: What’s your type?

  • September 17, 2011 at 6:27 pm

    So, here’s an interesting question: how readily can scores on measures such as MBTI change? Back in the day, I was, without a doubt, a hardcore INTJ. I took two different assessments today, and got ENTJ and ENFJ. Either of those two seem reasonable, but I’m curious how much of the metric is based on current mood/situation and how much on innate personality. Then again, is personality innate? Hmm. Questions.

  • September 17, 2011 at 6:31 pm

    @Kyle: Actually my professor for PRISM mentioned how she went from a strong I to an E after being in medicine for a while [she’s a psychiatrist], so I definitely think the MBTI is representative of a single point in time of your life and only that [personality is *not* completely innate!]. Regardless, I think mine was pretty accurate.

    Oh and one of my classmates brought up that most of us ended up being Js because we need to be organized and put together in order to succeed in medical school, but that this doesn’t necessarily always translate into real life.

  • September 17, 2011 at 7:49 pm

    Seeing how long I can pull of being a perceiver. Let’s hope that there’s multiple ways to succeed in medical school (other than being organized/put together..ha

    Nice entry!

  • September 17, 2011 at 10:05 pm

    I feel like I’ve read this before… deja vu!

    I’m working on starting my own blog. Let’s hope it can live up to yours. Hahaha.


  • September 19, 2011 at 10:53 am

    @Leds: Maintain your perceiver personality! It’s great to have diverse traits in our class.

    @CodeBlue: Get on it! I still never saw that guest entry of yours…

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