Friday, September 4, 2015

Med school recap week 5: Oy my aching neurons

1. Everyone has been dreading this week since the block calendar first came out: three tests in one week! Ow! I guess the large amount of dread that had been building was probably worse than the week itself. In other words, it wasn't that bad. I've been better committed to studying since I knew I was going to be called to account. However, the other classes that didn't have tests were sorely neglected. I have severe atrophy in my cell bio muscles. That will be fixed this weekend. Sorry kids. (BTW still passing!)
2. I was very happy with classes being over at noon for the first couple of weeks. It afforded more studying time. Now we have labs and lectures and all kinds of stuff keeping us busy later in the day. I am hoping I can balance study time with all that going on. Time to get more efficient!
3. This week in OMM lab, a couple of the circulating lab instructors asked me to show them that I can locate certain landmarks. ON THEM. I am cool working with my partner, but there is just something weird about showing Dr. DeArment that I can find his mastoid processes. Definitely way too into his personal bubble for my comfort.
4. I just ordered a big box of disarticulated bones to be delivered to my house this week. Seriously, there is a skeleton winding its way to my home. As.We.Speak. When it gets here, I will be spending a lot of time finding every little bump and divot so that I can identify it. I REALLY enjoy studying alone. See, I've discovered that most medical students are super focused and opinionated on how to study (yes I mean bossy). When we were looking at the bones in lab this week, there were four of us to one box, and I wasn't able to get my hands on anything to see for myself because we had a limited time to check off the landmarks off our list. So I got my own skelly to investigate at home at my own speed. CLUTCH. Next I want to buy one full sized all put together. Because that's important too. (Don't tell HB)
5. It seems like the entire medical community is pretty jazzed about REALLY rare diseases. We've had questions on exams in different classes on this ONE disease that has been seen less than 500 times in the last 20 years. But if I ever see Chediak-Higashi Syndrome, I'll diagnose the CRAP out of that sucker.
6. Still loving my life. I'm still here, and it seems no one has figured out that I'm a big dumb imposter yet. Cheers!

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