Medical school is the start of a long, grueling mental process of educating one-self to become a doctor. It lasts for many years, especially for those who aspire to high stakes specialties, such as cardiology or surgery. It's a marathon, and with long, stressful days and limited time it would be quite helpful to engage in the most effective 'stress releasing' behavoir available in order to continue the race.
Many posters here apparently aren't doing this, as they complain about petty difficulties that evidently irritate them to no end (such as the lack of name brand cornflakes or poor service from resentful locals) and talk about vegging out for hours by watching every episode of House in a row. They also complain about "partying" or state that they want to drop by for a little salsa dancing or a couple beers (rather than a ONS).
Umm, hello? It's a tropical island and there are about 100 more women that men. As a guy, it seems obvious how to make things work : go to lab, part of lectures, memorize/study for about 4 hours a day including weekends, and flirt and have sex with attractive co-eds. Sounds like my idea of paradise. Even the difficulties sort of appeal to me at a base level : there's a tiny element of danger, you have to actually work a little to get food.
So before I came to these forums, I thought "St. George's will be a blast! I bet the girls with the lower gpas probably are on average cuter than the ones at U.S. schools, to boot!"
But noone ever talks about it working this way, instead they count the days until departure.
So, should I start working on cutting to make my abs visible and improve my chest and back, invest in teeth whitening and accutane, and start picking out my wardrobe of beach wear? Or should I not even bother: "there aren't any honeys at St. George's and the sole cute ones are married or have 'long-distance' relationships".
P.S. : I consider girls attractive if they are asian or white, and have low enough BF % to be correctly shaped. It helps if they are smart and appreciate technical subjects : but all the girls at SGU are med or vet students, so that should be more or less taken care of.