20 Things I Remember About Medical School

This is an ongoing list, hopefully to be completed by our 20th (or maybe 25th) Anniversary. Please offer some of your own.

1. Morning endorsements at Guazon Hall
I know it’s not exactly Guazon hall.
Oh, the paranoia and the anxiety! Oh, the stories of flying shoes and catatonia! How can anyone porget “presenting a pipty pibe year old woman with peber, pain, and fruritus?”
Guazon endorsements are now an urban legend, gone the way of the old PGH cafeteria and the Bay FCH rotation- a rite of passage for an older generation (us).
(Will someone please confirm the story that the Guazon endorsements were halted because several ICCs from later batches became psychotic after doing Guazon? We need details!)

2. Learning the art of sleeping at any time and any position in all the callrooms and conference rooms in PGH (lalo na sa mga bangko sa OBAS).
“Sleep Anywhere” Champion: Candy -Bonbon-DL
This video just proves some things never change:

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3. (from Marleen) i remember yung pagkain sa cafeteria sa tapat ng library- chicken ba yon or pork adobo, but ALWAYS, may kasamang hard boiled egg!! sarap!

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(Thanks, Marls! The cafeteria is the “MSU”, the one opposite the ER is the “Airport”, at yung PGH Cafeteria [remember their burnt rice and coffee?] na sinunog natin, is now only a memory, as is the “sunugan” btw)

4. The Legendary MSU Rat

Still the biggest rodent I have ever seen in my life. Who knew it was just a budding chef in disguise?

5. Our Bay, Laguna FCH rotation
Bay, Laguna

Who can forget…
-“Ang Babaeng Bumubuhay ng Patay” a.k.a. Jeanette
-the first taste of Tuba (and subsequent hangover)
-the bizarre foods (roasted daga) and even more bizarre bathing arrangements
– the joy of hanging out with your groupmates while “brainstorming”
-the realization that no matter how inexperienced, scared, and incompetent you may be; sometimes being lucky is the most important thing of all

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One thought on “20 Things I Remember About Medical School

  1. Injecting IV theophylline at 20 cc over 30 minutes via Intern drip while conducting HPI interview of the next patient. Sometimes ignorance really is bliss – especially when you don’t have the resources to do it otherwise. But for the grace of GOD, I don’t believe we killed anybody ( I hope) with this wondrous (and hopefully obsolete) practice. It also brings to mind the ICC tocometer at the OBAS and the Intern telemetry for the observation beds outside of the ICU. Looking back at all the things we did with the resources we had, it strengthens our faith that there is a GOD watching over all the patients we took care of who got better and recovered despite the limitations we were faced with.

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