Are any of you off for Columbus Day? I’m back to school to start our renal module, which should be full of chemistry and physiology. Hard to believe we’re already in our third class of the year!
Today I’m sharing another day in the life post for you. This was last Monday, which ended up being pretty jam packed. Before I started medical school I was curious what my days would be like, so I hope you all enjoy!
7:30am: Wake up. No alarm needed on the days I don’t get up extra early for the gym — I know my body will get me up by 7:30.
7:40-8:15am: Coffee in bed with The Today Show (my fav!) and a little bit of work/emails. I have to send out a reminder about my yoga class tonight, work on the blog, and respond to some emails.
8:15-9:15: Yoga time! I originally thought I had a 9am meeting at school for our LCME accreditation visit, but I checked with a friend and it turns out this one isn’t for students. So with my newfound time I decided to do some yoga at home.
9:15-9:45am: I throw on some clothes (really I just put on a drapey sweater over my yoga pants to look somewhat presentable for the day) and make myself two eggs on a baked sweet potato for breakfast.
10-12am: At school for class. We have a lecture on the management of pneumonia and a lab on the pathology of diseased lungs. Between classes a friend gave me a homemade mini carrot cake cupcake with the most delicious icing.
12:00-1:00pm: I go to a lunch meeting given by the chair of the psychiatry department. I had leftovers for lunch that I brought with me, but pizza was provided. The lecture was supposed to be on what it’s like to be a psychiatrist, but turned into more of a discussion on schizophrenia.
1:00-2:15pm: Class again, this time on upper respiratory infections. We are learning the key clinical signs and symptoms that help us tell the different infections apart.
2:15-5:00pm: Camped out in the library. I review a ton of bacteria, fungi and viruses that can cause pneumonia. I ate a bunch of snacks too – almonds, string cheese, and two clementines and a piece of chocolate.
5:30-6:30pm: Time for my yoga class at school! I teach every other Monday and it’s been going really well so far. Tonight I had 13 people and we had a really fun class with a 90s playlist. I love being able to teach my classmates!
6:45-8:00pm: A few friends met me in a classroom to practice chest exams. We have an OSCE tomorrow, which is a videotaped standardized patient exam. They go really well and we of course joke around the whole time.
8:15pm: Finally home! That was a much longer day at school than I usually have. I play with the pups for a few minutes before making a quick dinner – salad and chicken sausage, goat cheese, peppers and balsamic.
8:30-10:30pm: I sit down on the couch with my roommates. I’m reading a lecture on sputum (joy) and we have on the end of Dancing With The Stars in the background before Alli switches over to Netflix to finish Breakfast at Tiffany’s. A mini glass of wine happens.
10:30-11:15pm: I am in bed, but I watch some Sketchy Microbe videos before I fall asleep. All the bugs are so hard to memorize, and Sketchy makes it kind of fun! Highly recommended for any other med students out there.
11:15pm: Lights out!