Numbers and impressions

Oh, hey, were you looking for the preview of the OUWB Fall 2011 Schedule? [either click the lazy person link to go straight to the entry, or just scroll down]

Being the engineer I was/am [I guess I’m working full-time as an engineer right now, so I should make it present-tense], I am somewhat obsessed with numbers [and random lowercase greek letters that do not appear on Fraternity/Sorority houses] — what does this mean? Well, I think it means that I need to start keeping track of certain numbers [this also means that, yes, I will share my application numbers with the viewing audience in the near future] such as days of medical training [I’m thinking that I will count any day that I attend lecture, train in a hospital or study as a day of training] starting with my first day of class [AUGUST 15. Wow. That’s coming up…]. [Have you noticed that I like inserting commentary within my commentary?]

Are there any other numbers that you think I should keep track of?

After raving and raving about finally getting a schedule, I thought it would be interesting to be able to look back on some of my impressions of it [that way, I can come back in a month or two and say that I was either ridiculously accurate, somewhat off, or that I’m about to drop out of medical school]. Here’s what I’m thinking:

  • Eight AM to Five PM: That’s a really long day. Well, for a normal working person it’s normal… but that’s a lot of lecturing each day. And a lot of studying that will need to be done afterwards.
  • Thursdays will be awesome: What’s cooler than being in the hospital as an M1?
  • Friday? REALLY?!: Seeing that I’m about to embark on a really long-term-long-distance relationship, I’d like to see that I had at least a couple of Fridays off to fly out to California and pretend to soak up the sun with Netter’s by my side. Oh well. [Expect future rants about long distance relationships in med school.]
  • TBL (Team Based Learning): Still not sure what to expect of this — I was pretty impressed by the sample TBL session we did during our interview day, but we’ll see I guess.
  • Math Foundations of Medicine!: I’m an engineer. Ha.
  • Dr. Bee for Anatom-ee?: SHE IS A PHENOMENAL PERSON. Need I say more?
  • Radiology lab: I don’t really know what this is all about, but I had one of my two interviews with an interventional radiologist and he was quite excited about the fact that we’ll have radiology experience early on in our training.
Probably another update later tonight — on the other hand, I have to pick up the boy from the airport at midnight so maybe not.