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Gunner’s Corner 2

Gunner’s Corner 2

Dear Gunner,
I feel like I’m never getting enough sleep. I can’t seem to shut my mind off when I hit the pillow, and I start quizzing myself in histo or anatomy. Any tips on getting a good night sleep?
– Tired Timmy

Dear Tired Timmy,
Sleep is very important… for the bottom 99%. But if you want to be the first plastics-derm-ophthalmologist (think of tightening droopy corneas with botox), you need to throw some Red Bull, coffee beans, and energy shots in a blender and WORK. Eye bags are a symbol of a winner.
-Gunner

Dear Gunner,
My roommate keeps getting higher scores and better evaluations than me. I can never beat him and it makes me feel bad about myself. What can I do?
-Jealous Jimmy

Dear Jealous Jimmy,
One word: sabotage. During Second Look, I made sure to find the smartest, most organized person there, and made sure they’d be my roommate. When school started, I started putting ex-lax in his cereal, ground-up Ambien in his lunch, and ipecac in his coffee. Problem solved.
-Gunner

Dear Gunner,
I think I might be an even bigger gunner than you. I set the curve on the last exam, I have 5 IRB’s pending, and I go on long rides with the deans on my tandem bicycle every weekend. So I think I should write this column instead.
– Gunning Gilbert

Dear Gunning Gilbert,
Let’s meet up and discuss this further. I’ll even bring you some fresh brewed coffee that you’re going to love.
-Gunner

***NOTE: If you would like to ask a question of The Feinberg Flipside’s resident Gunner, please email christopher.tapia@northwestern.edu. You can choose to submit anonymously if you’d like.

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Gunner’s Corner 1

Gunner’s Corner 1

The friendly advice column from everyone’s favorite member of their medical school class.

 

Dear Gunner,

I’ve been studying like crazy for the Step 1 exam, and I’ve gotten to the point where I can’t stuff anything else in my head. Anything I study now just doesn’t seem to “stick.” What can I do?

-Stuffed-up Susan

 

Dear Stuffed-up Susan,

You sound stressed. I cannot relate, but I have read about “Stress” in our psych text. I suggest taking a break from Step 1 studying, and instead study for your Step 2. It will be a nice change of pace.

-Gunner

 

Dear Gunner,

I’m having trouble balancing my personal life with my medical school commitments? I find myself neglecting my boyfriend, my friends back home, even my dog. How can I keep the important people (and pets) in my life happy while keeping up with my studies?

-Stressed-out Sara

 

Dear Stressed-out Sara,

What is this ‘personal’ life you speak of?

-Gunner

 

Dear Gunner,

I think my boyfriend back home may be cheating on me. What should I do?

-Suspecful Sally

 

Dear Suspectful Sally,

Study.

-Gunner

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