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.