You’ve heard the horror stories from M2s and seen them trudging despondently through Farrell Learning and Teaching Center (FLTC). Are the rumors true, or just exaggeration? Admittedly, the classes are tougher compared to first year and Step 1 is alarmingly close, but second year isn’t a nightmare. You still have some free time for extracurriculars and socializing. Grades can be daunting but it’s actually not bad and can be useful motivation to study material you need to know for Step 1 anyway. Free time is definitely reduced and more information is covered, but trust me, everyone survives. You’re at WUSM and that means you’re smart and no stranger to hard work, so don’t freak out. Enjoy the hell out of first year, then get ready to buckle down.

— Jenny Y., M2