Tag Archives: med school

It Just Got Real

13 Aug

We had so much information today, my head is spinning. I feel so totally overwhelmed, but one of my classmates helped me learned the first little bit of the pharmacology lecture, and now I feel much better about it. The professor’s sentences on his slides are just so cryptic I feel like I’m spending the whole time trying to decode what he means. And in pathology, the book is so long winded it nearly puts me to sleep! Just make your point and move on…but it’s Robbins…a classic, so I can’t dis Robbins. The pathology gods would smite me. In FoM2 (Fundamentals of Medicine 2AKA The Class Where We Actually Touch Patients, the professor went over the entire year with us…maybe just to overwhelm us. But, it sounds fun, we’ll get to do H&Ps on each other (History and Physicals) and then we’ll do it on professional patient actors, and then onto real patients at the hospital! The part that’s freaking me out is that we’ll actually do GYN/prostate/testicular/pelvic/rectal/etc exams on…real live peopleNOT our classmates or anything, but that’s gonna be quite the experience. However, we’ll start with histories, looking in the eyes, nose, ears, throat, etc. Much more mild and less…invasive of people’s personal space. I kinda got sick at school today and threw up. No bueno, but I made it to the bathroom, so it was ok. Now I’m exhausted, but I have more of Robbins to read, so I’m gonna do that.

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Celebrate With Me!

17 May

I finished my OS3 Exam 3 parts 2 and 3 today!! All done with in-house exams, woohoo!!! Now I just have a neurobio miniboard next Tuesday and a cumulative miniboard next Friday. One…More…Week…I can do this!

I got my anatomy miniboard score back, and I did really well! I didn’t get the raw score back yet, but I’m getting an 85.75% for it, so I got above the national average 🙂 and it brought my OS2 final grade up to a B, holla!!

Presentation? Check!

15 May

I finished my community health oral presentation, it was excellent! Now back to the hospital where I will attempt to finish studying for my exams that I have tomorrow and Friday. =/ Apparently my kidney function continues to get worse, so I’ll be doing my studying in a hospital bed. 😦

On the bright side, I’m that much closer to being done with my first year of med school! 🙂

Med School Has Taught Me How I Learn

28 Feb

I’m not very visual at all…show me a diagram and I’ll stare at it like…so is this in your body or…? I could read a passage and not remember a thing. If someone else reads me the passage, I could go teach it lol. Not a good thing for med school which is so self-directed…until DAH DAH!! Videos. I LOVE videos! What an amazing human being who decided they were a good idea. God Bless Them.

So…I passed that test!

30 Jan

Just barely, but I did. Now I feel like a freaking genius! And I was starting to wonder why this school even let me in…but really, though, those exam questions were so relevant to things going on in my actual life right now, that not studying very much didn’t hurt me as much as I thought it was about to. YEAH!

And that’s pretty much the only time this crap has ever really come in handy. Who knew I was studying this whole time? It’s called “experiential learning,” guys! Kinda showed them how it’s done.

But for real, though…I can’t get that behind again. I don’t think I’m gonna get that lucky with test questions ever again. That must have been a prayer thing, I’m sure.