This is a bit of me venting and a bit of a legitimate question. When I started out with bio and a&p I loved it. The subject matter was interesting and I had no problems with the classes. My last 3 classes have been ochem1, biochem, ochem2. Since I work full time, I only take 1 class a semester. Now, I did just fine in the first two classes, and have a solid B, ample opportunity to pull off an A in ochem 2. The problem is that I am losing motivation rapidly. I find the material uninteresting. It has been a dreary year and a half.
Before FUD sets in, can anyone comment on some of my concerns?
- As a med-student, do you end up taking several chemistry classes simultaneously? I don’t want to end up in this funk again.
- As a physician, how often do you have to reach into the dark recesses of you brain and spew forth the countless ways of doing substitutions and eliminations? What is the link between o-chem and being a doctor?
- If I am to continue down this path, do I need a serious attitude adjustment? Is chemistry just one of what could be many lulls in the curriculum that I need to suck it up and deal with? Or perhaps the fact that I am disinterested with even one pertinent subject is a red flag that I’m not cut out for a career in medicine…ok, maybe I’m being a little dramatic here
I would love to hear everyone’s thoughts. Please don’t sugar coat anything. Am I alone in singing the ochem blues?