You must know the feeling. It's the middle of the fourth year, one year to go and job applications are on the horizon; life couldn't be better. This is when it happens, the phenomenon known only to those who work in and around the medical school; the attack of the neoachievers.
It seems that by some extraordinary coincidence, most medical students have a propensity to discover their passion for charity work and their burning desire to better the state of the medical school right around the time when CVs are due for preregistration house jobs. I suspect that this gushing enthusiasm will reach a peak around October time and rapidly diminish thereafter, but I can't think why.
I find myself overwhelmed by medical student hyperactivity disorder (MSHD). Attending daily clinics and lectures I am constantly harassed by those on the hunt for the latest CV filler. Questionnaires based on my