I got to thinking about this b/c of a sidebar in a thread in the interview forum. Other than what day is good in the cafeteria, what did you learn that surprised you? I'll start:
-I have much stronger regional preferences than I thought
- The residents at my home institution do a lot of scut compared to other places
-No one cares if you can find parking, even though you are technically a student
-Some people insist on giving you cardinal directions, even though you just wanted to get to the building next door
-Apparently, I actually like living where I do b/c I was homesick
-No one in a medical center can tell you what's cool to see in the city you're in b/c they have probably never looked at it from a tourists perspective, they just go to work and come home
-No matter where I go, I am going to have to sit though a LOT of robot cases before I get anywhere near the console.
-You have to actually lay eyes on a program, b/c it probably has a character that is much more unique than it's website. This goes triple for the chair.