The point is often made among med students and faculty that part of the training is learning to think while you are tired. That's certainly been the case lately. The problem I have at present is that I'm doing a rotation that's supposed to be easy, while I'm studying for the USMLE step 2, the second of four parts to that exam, the national certification that, upon passing, allows me to display the piece of paper that proves I won't get sued for impersonating a doctor. (If you know the source of that reference, we're likely to be friends for a long time. And I know that's a lot of appositives)
Anyway, the reason this is a problem is that part of my mind says "this is an easy rotation" while another part says "you do have to study eight hours a day". Both parts are equally heard, and I end up both hanging out with friends and studying. Like some wag put it, med school boils down to one choice: work, friends, sleep, pick two. I'm afraid I've been picking work and friends over sleep. Healthy? Perhaps. I'll let you know in the spring after the residency match.