I have to say that this class is by far my favorite. Quite a few people are unhappy with the amount of work we have to do over the weekends and it keeping them from enjoying the sunshine, but with my allergies being as bad as they are, I’m not complaining. I will be a very happy camper when things stop blooming and I can go outside without loosing the ability to breathe through my nose.
My study skill changes have made all the difference in my ability to work smarter rather than harder with the increase in work. I find myself less motivated to work ahead now, but I think that has quite a bit to do with the fact that there are only 4 weeks left of my first year! Four weeks, 2 TBLs, 4 exams, however we want to explain it, that’s all that I have left before I can say that I am an MS2. With this realization comes the impending doom of boards. 14 months left to gather all of the knowledge that I can. Luckily, I’m not terrified yet but as fast as this school year has gone, boards will be here before I know it!
This time of year, with the flowers blooming and the trees coming back to life, always gives me the extra encouragement that the school year is almost over. With its end comes a ton of graduations. Congrats class of 2014! Its almost been 5 years since I graduated from high school and 2 since I graduated from undergrad. I’m not sure where the time went! I remember starting college like it was yesterday. Bright eyed and bushy tailed, I sat in my first class and listened on as my biology professor made the ever intimidating speech, “Look to your left, your right, in front, and behind. Only one of you will make it into medical school.” Looking back on that, I believe the person to my right and the person in front of me are some of my classmates so maybe our section had better odds than most but that speech definitely lit enough fire under me to ensure that I worked to my full potential.
I remember walking through the medical school, looking at the medical students studying with coffee in hand, silently praying to be one of them one day and now, the undergrads are looking at me with the same hopes and dreams. All that I can say is stay strong, stay the course, and allow God to move you as he will. Soon and very soon, I will have completed my first year of medical school, but first I have to study for this TBL tomorrow.
Until Next Time!