Before You Go to Med School You Must Know This!

What’s up, you guys? Hey, thanks for watching these videos. Once again, I have such a good time doing them. I have such a good time talking to all you guys, especially reading the comments. That’s really fun.

This video is for…This is what all pre-med students need to know. If you’re a high school or a college student and you’re trying to go into medical school, if you don’t know this, you’re gonna be wondering why the (bleep) you’re having such a hard time. I’m gonna tell you a little story ’cause I (bleep) love stories!

Tom Brady – Superbowl is coming up, Tom Brady’s in the (bleep) Superbowl again. The mother(bleep) never loses! What always happens? I’m gonna guess what’s gonna happen this time. It’s gonna be a close game, it’s gonna come down to the wire. The guy’s gonna pull some (bleep) crazy (bleep) out of his ass, and The Patriots are gonna win again. That’s my prediction. Even though I don’t want them to win. Because they win all the time, and The Eagles…The (bleep) Eagles never win! They’re losers! This is actually a great analogy. Both teams. Tom Brady, he’s basically, he’s trained his (bleep) brain to win. It’s stupid the (bleep) he does and gets his team to do in the last, like, two minutes of these games. It’s unbelievable. But what’s interesting is if you just paid attention to what I said. I said he trained his brain to do that. Now, what’s interesting…And I think that this will come out more as we have more research. This is what we do.

Even though we think of our brains as ourselves, our brains work in a really strange way. Once you tell it to do something repetitively, once it gets that down it’s like, oh this is what I need to do. It’s like, I’m gonna make that happen in the future. Sometimes we want to not do whatever we told it to do, but we can’t! Smoking. That’s a great example. Coffee. That’s a good example. These are habits that we ingrain and then our brain will force us to do that by cravings or however it needs to figure out how we can get from point A to point B. One other example is when I was on the island. You guys know I was on this TV show where we’re on this island in Panama for 28 days with no food or water, limited supplies, all that stuff. It was a TV show, but it’s kind of a game. It’s not really a game. Nobody won anything. Because there was no prize almost everybody on that show, they tried to figure out how to get off that (bleep) island.

‘Cause it sucked. We didn’t eat anything. We ate, like, 100 calories a day on average. Sometimes almost less for 28 days, and it sucked bad. When you do that, the problem is that you don’t have any energy. After four or five days, you have no energy. You’re a zombie. For me, my brains started calculating if I go out and try and get food…The last few weeks I tried this, the last two or three weeks I tried this, I haven’t got enough food to give myself enough calories to actually go out and walk all day. My brain was like, I think it’s better just to lay here. I started to see how people starve to death. Because they just decide it’s- Your brain is trying to tell you it’s better to just lay here. Your brain really is trying to get you out of these situations. There was a couple of other guys on the island too. They did similar things. They had reasons that they wanted to leave. They struggled with it and they were like, one guy was like, “That’s it. I’m gonna leave.”

I really think that that was the way that people got out of that situation. Your brain was just figuring something out. Let me relate this back to medicine. If you practice all the time, studying late at night and cramming for a test and you’re like, “Oh well, I’m really smart but I just cram for tests so I don’t do- I get Cs and stuff like that.” That’s how your brain learns that you’re supposed to do things. Does that make sense? It’s really (bleep) interesting. I almost would say it doesn’t matter what your IQ is or if you’re smart or if you’re stupid. Some people get this label on themselves, or they think of themselves as stupid. But it’s really how you’re training your brain in your younger years. I didn’t realize this in high school. What’s really important is that you train yourself the right way in high school or younger. Or college. I waited a little bit late and then I started to figure it out. I didn’t know I was training myself, but I was studying everyday.

I got this tutor. He was like, “Look, you need to do it everyday. Just go home and read.” Blah blah blah. For the first (bleep) time, I decided to finally try that. After a while, I was doing so good I wanted to do it more. Then I just trained myself to do that all the time. Then after a year of that, that’s how my brain functioned. You first have to train yourself, train your brain, into wanting to do that stuff and then forcing you to do it. You get to a point where you’re like, “Oh, I don’t wanna do it.” But you’re thinking about it so much…Your brain is stimulating you to go do whatever you need to do whether it’s read a chapter or do some (bleep) homework or whatever it is. You can’t not do it because it’s irritating you so much. That’s the place you need to be by the time you get to med school. If you’re not there by the time you get to med school, it’s gonna be so hard for you. Med school is (bleep) hard, and you have to study all the time, and you have to have something else.

You can’t just be like, “Oh, I wanna- I’m gonna read such-and-such.” You have to have something else nagging you, going- inside – going, “I have to (bleep) go read this chapter right now. I have to do these test questions to practice.” You have to be almost paranoid. I wasn’t paranoid, but I was scared. Every test I was scared. I was like, “Oh my God, I’m so scared that I’ma fail this test. I have to go and do such-and-such.” I don’t know if that was part of my brain…That I trained my brain to do that. But whatever it was, that’s what stimulated me to study for eight to 12 hours a day. I hope you kind of get what I’m saying here. It’s a little bit weird. I don’t think a lot of people talk about it, but I was just actually listening to the radio. They were talking about Tom Brady, and I was like, “God, that (bleep) guy just wins!” I’ve been thinking about this whole training your brain for a while, and I see it in a lot of different things.

Smoking is a big deal, obesity. Those people, you’re just training your brain to do certain things, which we call habits. You have to untrain it. You have to get those brain pathways on the right track. If you don’t, it’s like you’re fighting an uphill battle.

Anyway, I think this was a good video. I don’t really know. Sometimes I can’t tell. I’m not sure which ones are good or not. I mean, they’re way better than Dr. Mike’s.

All right. Hey, you guys, thank you so much for watching these. I really appreciate it. It’s awesome. I’m having such a good time. One of these days, I’m gonna get- I’m gonna start making videos teaching you guys how to suture ’cause that’s really fun. I love suturing and sewing and doing some surgical technique and talk about those things. Watch out for those! Also, I’m gonna start teaching you about just general surgery topics. If you have a general surgery topic like gallbladder, appendix, small bowel obstruction, diverticulitis, reflux, abscess, peritoneal abscesses, yeah I’m gonna start doing those things. I wanna break them down into small little videos, like three minutes. Because if you’re in med school or residency, you’re super busy and you don’t have time to do this (bleep). So I’m gonna not ramble in those so much, and I’m gonna just get to the point, tell you the important things.

Write in the comments, first of all, do you get the brain pathway thingie? You understand that? And then, second, what is the general surgery topic you wanna learn about?

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