I survived! I made it through the first week of medical school and I don’t feel like dying yet! All in all, it went pretty well. I’m already feeling behind on material, but I’ve been studying and it’s been awesome. I really have found how nerdy I am and how much I truly love to learn.
A lot has happened in the past week, while at the same time not much excitement has happened. I have settled into a regular schedule of Class — Lunch — Library — Gym — Home — Repeat. It’s working out great so far and I’m really glad the gym has become a regular part of my schedule. It no longer feels like an extra thing, but rather a regular part of my day. Gotta stay in shape! Healthy body = healthy mind.
Because it was my first week of actual classes this week, I had my first day of Anatomy Lab on Tuesday. Simply put, It is awesome. I really have so much fun dissecting and getting to see the actual structures that I’m studying and learning about. Aside from helping my retain and gain a better understanding for said material, it’s just plain cool. Seeing the actual spinal cord, seeing actual muscle, learning about little nuances and making real connections to function…it all makes it so interesting and engaging. I love it.
At the same time, my class is AMAZING. Everyone is so smart, engaging and social. We really get along so well and I’m glad for this. We all take class seriously and we all know how to get to work. But we also know how to have fun, as evidenced by how many social things we’ve done already. I don’t want our class to become cliquish. I want us to continue to be one big happy family. Although we will obviously make closer friends with some people more than others, we are all able to still get together and have fun. I hope this continues through our four years. If we can continue to provide the support that we have been providing to one another so far, medical school will be a piece of cake :).
Yeah, I know. Everyone who has been through first year is probably thinking “Just wait till it gets worse..” I know it’ll get harder. Of course it’ll get harder. This is only the first week. But I enjoyed every moment of it. Every moment spent studying, spent in the classroom, spent in lab. Every. Single. Moment. I truly am in my element here in medical school. My hunger for learning is fed and each step I take takes me closer to my career and life goals. It’s an incredible feeling and I still have tons of excitement to go around.
Fresh content. New friends. Great professors. Learning. As much as I might joke or complain about studying and the life of a medical student, I can’t imagine myself anywhere else. This is truly where I want to be and I’m so happy that I’m finally on my way.
Well, technically it wasn’t the “first day.” But it was the first day of class that I actually needed to pay attention in. It can be described as a crap ton of information in a short span of time.
It’s interesting how, compared to college, I already have a much different attitude toward studying and previewing/reviewing material. I previewed the slides for my lectures today, then spent 3 hours reviewing said material before hitting the gym. I previewed info for tomorrow as well. We’ll see how long this holds up!
My first day of anatomy lab is tomorrow. It’s going to rock. I’m so excited.
Conquered (the real) Day 1 of med school. Only like 1300 something more to go…
I’ve officially started the journey. Orientation ended on Monday and we just finished our first week of Intro to Clinical Medicine. Next week is when things get started. Time to hit the ground running and probably trip (quite a) few times.
My classmates come from such varied backgrounds and I’m so happy that our class is so diverse. Everyone has so much to tell and share and it’s just been a blast talking to people. It’s been awesome meeting everyone during the social events, in class and it’s going to be an adventure going through everything together. I can’t wait to get to know everyone even more (maybe ad nauseum :P) over the course of the next four years.
The journey has started.
Gazing out to the path in front of us,
Darkness blocks the way.
Run into the pitch black
Forge our own way.
Step by step,
Closer to the prize.
Holy F. I’m starting med school tomorrow..