Friday, August 7, 2015

Medical School Weekly Recap Numero Uno

So here's my first recap on my first week of medical school:
1. Seats are important. Like I-will-cut-you important. Get there early and mark your territory. Unless you're me and don't give a crap. Then you can just sit in the same seat for the whole week and then decide on the last day that you like the back row best.
2. Instructors are interesting. Sometimes they forget to hit record before the lecture (a LOT), they tend to run over time, and mine are all-around pretty darn awesome.
3. Five minutes between one-hour lectures is not enough time to take a pee break. But you try anyway.
4. The lecture halls are pretty darn cold. You can combat this by running the stairs to the very top floor so you don't have to wait in line for the bathroom. This accomplishes the dual purpose of getting to pee more quickly, AND bringing your body temperature up so you aren't mistaken for a cadaver by lunch time.
5. I've gotten spoiled on just three subjects. Next week they start adding them until we have seven. I just thought I had no time this week!
6. This is absolutely exactly where I'm supposed to be. I love my school, my fellow classmates, the faculty, and staff at VCOM-Auburn. Several times a day, I have to bite the inside of my cheek so I don't start crying at how grateful I am to be here. This technique has recently been replaced by thinking about student loan debt and how much studying I need to do.

If you made it this far, just know I'm having a blast, and I'm feeling the burn. Oh, and thank you thank you thank you thank you Dr. Glenn Stokes for your awesome instruction in all things Cell Bio, Physiology, and Histology. You've made this week far less painful than it could have been. I hope you feel all the gratefulness I send in your direction every single day.

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