With a love for data, like all scientists, and keenly interested in my own health, I was curious how the gauntlet of clerkships through the M3 year actually affect our health. I frequently joke that going through medical school is the worst thing I've ever done for my body, so I sought to back it up with supportive data. Granted, this is only an n of 1, and the plural of anecdote is not always data, but I thought it'd still be interesting to look at.
As a precursor, prior to this year, my baseline running was ~25 miles every 2 weeks, so from the beginning, you can see that only once did I reach during the whole year. My weight for several years prior hovered in the low 170s. Leading up to my dissertation defense (immediately prior to the data here), I was already neglecting my body and weight, as you can see.
It seems like Family and Psych were certainly the most conducive to maintaining my health, while OB/GYN and Surgery were not. The diet definitely suffered in regards to quality during those months as well. I didn't realize I ran so much during surgery, but it was probably me recouping during all of the post-call days.
I'm a current MD-PhD candidate, working hard to help treat and manage muscular dystrophies