Today’s inane image of the day:
|[From earlier this week] Albeit beautiful on all of the bare branches around campus… the ice was quite scary to maneuver during my commute to school.|
The summer after M1 is well-known as the “last” moments of true freedom. After this summer, we will be busy with boards, clerkships, residency applications, and ultimately preparing to bear the weight of adding MD to the end of our name. As someone who has always loved filling my warmer months with academically-related or volunteer activities, I know that I could not just sit around and do nothing for 2+ months. But at the same time, I do not foresee applying for the most competitive of residencies and thus do not feel the great need to secure a research position in a particular field. Every summer I’ve ever known has been filled with some kind of need, whether it be classes or research or an internship or community service. But this summer, I have a relatively clean slate to work with.
Beaumont is offering 6 week long internships to us and I applied for one of those. But there are more of us applying than spots so there’s always the chance that I won’t be selected. Furthermore, even with the internship, there’s time to do something else — that’s where I feel lost. I want to do more research into the intersection of technology and medicine. I want to learn more about the business of medicine. I want to volunteer somewhere and actually apply my medical knowledge.
What to do? What to do?