Exam 1 survived

So, I survived exam 1. It…wasn’t as bad as I was expecting, though it certainly wasn’t “fun.” I suppose that’s good, as I’m going to have one every month, but I don’t want to think about that right now.  Exam thoughts immediately after: not all that representative and some lectures were just not there at…

T minus 4 days and counting

So, my first exam is on Monday morning. Enough said? But honestly, this hasn’t been the most restful week, to say the least.  The thing that I perhaps didn’t realize about med school was, as a we have class every day, multiple times a day, the amount of “testable” lecture material really builds quickly.  We’ve…

Interviews (dun dun duuunnn…)

So, as the newly elected Admissions Interview Video Coordinator (I get to plan the video, write the script, film it, and also coordinate the student greeters and tours for the two interview blocks of the day) for the MUN Interview Nov 15th, I guess the time has come to talk about the interview process. The…

Careers in medicine quiz (or man, I hope I don’t end up hating babies!)

So, today in class, we had a financial planning lecture.  It was mostly common sense, but we also did something kind of interesting.  On the AAMC website, there is a section for med students called careers in medicine.  It’s there to help educate med students on specialities, residences and opportunities for clerkships.  One of the…

A fool and his money (or, toys!!!)

So, the theme of a lot of the lectures this week has been professionalism, and that, as members of the medical profession we are now held to higher standards. That we are mature, responsible adults. Looks, toys!!!!! So yeah, maybe we’re not professional adult type people just yet 😉 But yeah, we had our medical…

Med school weekend (or free time hasn’t died quite yet!)

So, it occurs to me, in the course of this blog, that I’ve really only talked about med school, and pre-med things.  Now, as I intended to have this blog serve as a record for just that, I can see why that’s happened, but I think it’s also important for me to share what happens…

Week one (I hope you like biochem)

So, one week of medical school down.  Only about 200 more to go. Yeah? But honestly, the first week was alright.  Not great (though the fact that I was getting over a stomach/head cold didn’t help) but definitely not bad.  The full days (9-4pm) are a lot longer than they seem, which I suppose makes…