Today was GO GO GO! I slept in a little due to a late-ish night out with friends (pics on Insta!) and then started my day at a research meeting with my dean. He has become a really great mentor, so we always chat about everything, not just the research project. It's about to ramp up with data collection starting this fall, so that's good! But we also went over some plans for wellness activities at the start of the school year and even some curriculum ideas. After the meeting I swang by to . . .
Anatomy has been kicking my butt! As you can see by the lack of posting, it's just an incredibly dense and time consuming class. And though it doesn't seem possible, the second half of the course picked up the pace even more. I never knew the pelvis and perineum were so complicated. Gratefully my final is this Friday -- I can see the light. I did a day in the life post five weeks ago on a bit of an unusual day when I had the day off for electives to follow. This time I'm doing a more . . .
Anatomy is nuts. It's so cool. Dissecting is awesome. You're seeing all these amazing things in the body and are constantly surprised and in awe, but the studying is rough. SLU has squeezed our anatomy course into 7 weeks and there is so much to learn. We have tons of resources - websites, textbooks, Powerpoint lectures, flash cards, the cadaver lab -- all to try to help us memorize it all and make sense of things spatially. It's a strange feeling to be in a class where it's pretty much . . .
Before I started medical school (so basically three weeks ago) I had no idea what a typical day would be like. Would I go to class? How much class? Did I just study all day? What else is there to do? So, I thought I'd put together a day-in-the-life for a new first-year med student (M1 or MS1). This is a pretty typical Wednesday, though you'll see some of my classes were just recordings which isn't usually the case. Right now we are taking Cellular and Molecular Biology as our main course, but . . .