“Medical Students Are Too Proud”
“Jemima, why is it that you don’t listen or even respect other people. You’re just too proud. Is it because you’re a medical student?” Judith frankly said, while Jemima remained silent and flexing her Atlas of Anatomy like a new born baby.
“Look … you can’t even sweep the room. Are you the only one that reads “big” books? Mtchww, you’re just too insensitive. I hate you medical students. If you’re like this in your 200Level, I wonder how you’ll look like in your final year. May God deliver you.” She concluded.
Just like Jemima. . .
. . .most medical students are “too proud.”
Although I wouldn’t generalize so broadly, but I understand the sentiment. There are definitely some that are like that. They think they’re on top of the world and other students are beneath. They feel they’re the only serious minds and other courses are only “leftovers.” Perhaps, maybe because of their high JAMB score that gave them an edge over many others that were rejected or dispatched to other courses of study. They soon have forgotten that University is not like Secondary School. It’s obvious that Head Boy, Head Girl and prefect mentality has “entered their head” too deep. Their shiny lab coats have robed them of their virtue of humility and respect. It also seems those big med textbooks have reset their “brain” from normal to abnormal. This is very bad!
This is not to say you can’t be jolly proud about your course. But, there should be a balance!
Remember, you’re only favoured by God. Know also that you’re not absolute and no one knows tomorrow. Be humble and learn from others. Have friends from other field of learning. Don’t live like an alien. No matter how intelligent you are, you can’t know it all – you sure need companions on this noble journey.
This is my advice for upcoming med students: Depend on God, do your best and be smart. Learn from others and value your friends. Don’t look down on people. And of course, to all those who are in the system already; be dutiful and diligent, fear God and respect your lecturers and other people, and always be humble.
Always remember, ARROGANCE CAN GET YOU ELIMINATED JUST BEFORE YOUR TIME OF MANIFESTATION!
Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria, Kaduna State, NIGERIA.