I have officially finished my second year of medical school! Now I just have boards standing between me and M3. Everyone keeps telling me how much better third and fourth years are so I am using that as motivation to get through the dreaded dedicated board studying time. I cannot get over how quickly these first two years have flown by. At times it seems like medical school is never ending, but it also feels like just yesterday that I was moving to Alabama to start school.
After classes ended, we had to get BLS and ACLS certified before we go out into the hospital. It was honestly so fun and really motivated me to study hard for boards. We were able to learn real life scenarios and what we would do in certain situations. Brushing up on my EKG interpretations and drugs while applying them to real life situations really got me excited. I am really interested in emergency medicine, so it was cool to get certified in a skill that I would potentially be using a lot! I am finally starting to see all the studying pay off, and I know it will be even better when I start clinical rotations.
I am very excited to see what specialties of medicine I will be drawn too. I have a nagging feeling that I am going to love them all. Even though I am really interested in emergency medicine, I am going to keep an open mind throughout all my rotations.