A Look Back: Orientation
I promise I am not going to nit pick every little detail of the past 4 years, just a few highlights.
During orientation week, we had this segment that was supposed to be about getting to know your fellow students. We were all piled into the auditorium and given these keypads for “anonymous” answering to survey questions that were put up on the screen and we would get to see instantaneous results the helped to depict the make up of our ~250 person class. There were lots of typical questions, how old you are, what your college major was, but there were also lots of interesting questions about alcohol and drug experience. Yes to both, thanks! (THC! The reason I am graduating from medical school at the age of 31). But there was also a question as to sexual orientation and even if you were a virgin.
And get this…Over half of our entering class self reported being a virgin. I found that stat to be hard to believe, but at the same time, believed it to be true. But seriously, how does that happen? I don’t care how big a nerd you are, how do you make it through college with your virginity intact? Okay fine, some people don’t cash in their v cards, like maybe 10%. But seriously? Half of you? How are you ever going to handle doing a pelvic exam when you haven’t even…you know… done a pelvic exam. I feel like it should be a rule, you are not allowed to ask about a patients sexual history when you don’t have one yourself. (Obviously, I am kidding but maybe a tad bit serious at the same time).