Day 16: Trying to keep my head up

[What I wish was] Today’s inane image of the day:

I’d much rather be happily peaking from behind a palm tree on Hollywood Blvd… 

[What actually is] Today’s inane image of the day:

My hands are tired of writing about the different movements at synovial joints…WHY CAN WE MOVE IN SO MANY DIFFERENT DIRECTIONS?! [Oh yeah, that’s one of the great features of being human…]

I’m definitely having one of those kinds of evenings — oh you know the kind: I’m tired, slightly disheartened and really in need of a motivator. The glam and glitz of starting medical school has worn off and the magnitude of material that needs to be crammed into my head is growing exponentially. I fell behind last week, and now I feel like I am two weeks behind [even though it’s only Tuesday!].

Read more

Day 15: Where to go, where to go

Today’s inane image of the day:

We use this fun device for most of our classes — it’s a part of the “active learning” part of our curriculum. For the most part, I think it does do its job of making sure we understand the material.

Just to keep you coming back, I’ve been promised guest posts from some of my inaugural-classmates… assuming I can squeeze one out of someone!

I’ve been meaning to write an entry about this for a while, but I’ve found other things to be easier to discuss and thus left it for a special day. Apparently, the day has come: let’s talk about specialties. Yes, yes, yes, I’m barely in my third week of my M1 year and I’m already concerned about what I want to be doing after four years?

Read more

Day 14: Caffeine-withdrawal-induced lethargy

Today’s inane image of the day:

I also feel like free advertising for Starbucks… maybe I should talk to them about a contract or something.

Sadly, I have a confession to make: this weekend has been a complete wash. Yesterday, I was hopeful that I would get a whole pile of session objectives [a description of what those are will have to come in a later entry] filled out, some preparation for the week done and some packing for my upcoming trip. Unfortunately, all I’ve completed thus far: washed some lettuce, written a couple of blog entries, and filled out a single set of session objectives. Oh, and I slept a hefty number of hours, too.

Read more

Day 12: Getting the ball rolling

Today’s inane image of the day:

I feel like free advertising for water companies… anyway, I was just admiring how important water is to feeling your best! 

Today was quite an exciting day because we had our first official American Medical Women’s Association [AMWA] at OUWB [click on the link and “Like” us on Facebook!] meeting and it was a huge success! We had a great group of motivated women and men [yes! we do not discriminate by gender!]  contributing to the discussion and we have set our elections meeting for this upcoming Wednesday.

I’ll keep you updated on all the great events we have.

Read more

Day 11: Beaumont, Big sibs, PRISM, LDR and everything else

Today’s inane image of the day:

Our first PRISM session was about expectations and wellness!

Most Thursdays, we have an excuse to wear our bright white coats because we have all of our classes in one of the Beaumont locations [today was Royal Oak]. I had the chance to walk through the small farmers’ market that sits right outside the South entrance and was happy to find the tastiest vegan desserts at the market. I can’t wait to go back and buy some baked goods next week!

Read more

Day 10: Feeling the pressure

Today’s inane image of the day:

Whoever thought of putting a pretzel in an M&M was a genius! These are so good…

I tend to eat bad snacks when I’m stressed and these M&Ms were just too hard to say no to… I know I should get out of the habit of snacking on fried foods [you should see the saturated fat content on the chips I was just eating] but food is just so addicting! Plus, my exercise schedule has been completely thrown out of whack because the OU Rec Center is closed for maintenance this week. The good news about this is that I’ve started jogging, which is a huge accomplishment for me since I was always the kid with the 13-minute mile in school [not to say that I can do much better than that now, but at least I’m making progress].

Read more

Under construction

If you haven’t noticed yet… I’m trying to revamp the blog a bit. A lot of the template links don’t work at this point, so hold off on clicking around. Hopefully it’ll be somewhat readable by the end of the night tonight!