Guys and dolls…it’s almost Monte Carlo time!

So, Monte Carlo, the biggest fundraiser than MUN med does is in three days, on Nov 1rst!  It’s a huge event where people come and gamble for charity, dance, drink, bet on donated prizes, and generally look swish, because this years theme is The Great Gatsby 🙂 Funny, I didn’t think I get so much…

Lights, camera…CUT!

So, yesterday was the filming of our interview video, and OMG, it was soooo much fun!  Directing is a lot of work, and never again will I think that the (severely over paid, let’s still be real here) movie industry is a cake walk, let me tell you that.  Through a great friend-of-a-friend connection we…

Refugee health, and lovely four letter words

So…I passed my second exam! Honestly though, this one is mostly just a relief because I have to direct and run the filming or our interview video this Saturday for 4 hours, so I just don’t have time for a rewrite now.  If I didn’t have that, I really wouldn’t mind, and I’m going to…

Oh exams…why you gotta be so rude?

So, I have discovered the perfect gif to sum up how I feel after exams. They say a picture says a thousand words.  I believe this one’s most repeated one might be “blaaaaahhhh.” But honestly, I’ve been so wiped after these two exams, I can’t help but see a pattern developing here.  My class all…

Exams raise my blood pressure…and now I can prove it!

So…exam 2 is on Monday. I think I’m going to get a lot of use out of this one image 😉 Though, Exam 2 is a bit of a different situation then Exam 1.  With the first one we had no idea what to expect, and that made it a lot scarier to us.  Now…

My real life doctor kit!!!!

So…we got our medical equipment today!!!! Look at it!!! Look how pretty they are!!! That we don’t know how to use any of it yet does not deter my enjoyment 😉 But honestly, this stuff is like a lot of these early med school milestones that have been happening.  Not so much significant for what…

Musings on being thankful

So, as previously (and repeatedly) mentioned, I’m Canadian, and today is our Thanksgiving.  Or, as one friend I know put it, “Happy Turkey Day.” Pictured above: my mother and her dry sense of humour 😉 (I’m Della by the way 😉 ) Now, Canadian Thanksgiving isn’t the big deal that American Thanksgiving is, but we…

Clinical skills (talking to people is hard…)

So, I mentioned in a previous post that we have clinical skills sessions once a week, always on Wednesday mornings, and that I wasn’t sure if I was going to like clinical skills based on what I heard.  But that was before we’d had even one session: now we’ve had five sessions, so I must…

It’s not easy being green (med backpacks!!!)

So…we got our med backpacks today!!! They are…very green 😉 I’m just going to leave this here 😉 We were supposed to get them either in oweek, or sometime in September, but there was a delay, so no backpacks.  We finally managed to reschedule it for today, and the talk was actually kind of interesting.  The…

Never have I been so excited to have possibly gotten a 75%!!

So…I passed my first exam!!! Yeah, it feels something like that.  The marks (and by that I mean pass or fail) gets posted to an individual account for each of us, so when we got the Facebook notification (somehow, knowing what to do in medical school means checking Facebook on an obsessive basis.  I think…