Day 55: Fall beauty and study, study, study

Today’s inane images of the day:

Yesterday before heading to volunteer for the interview day, I saw this beautiful scene and just had to capture it. [If for some reason I can’t pass medical school, can I just be OUWB’s official photographer?!]

This is my pink and blue version of an Embryology slide’s concept map. Note the cute little bubbles. 

Usually, I would not classify fall as my favorite season just because I associate a lot more happier things with the summertime [i.e. my birthday, vacation time, sunny weather, etc.] — but this year, I might be swayed by how gorgeous it has been around here! Plus, now that I’ve discovered that I live in such close proximity to the Franklin Cider Mill… I plan on going there very often for a hot cup of cider and fresh donuts. Mmmm, my mouth is already watering at the thought.

Other than hanging out with some awesome interviewees yesterday [I enjoyed all of your company and hope to see some of you here at OUWB come Fall 2012!], my days have been filled with lecture slides and really long words. I am a lot less panicked this time around for the exam, but some part of me wonders if I should be [more panicked]. On the Saturday prior to my BFCP1 midterm [BFCP = Biomedical Foundations of Clinical Practice], I was pretty much freaking out [hence my abnormally high caffeine intake that weekend]. But this time… I don’t know. Hopefully this is a good sign.

The only thing that really concerns me is that we have a PMH [PMH = Promotion and Maintenance of Health] exam only a few hours after our BFCP1 one. In all honesty, I haven’t really been being as diligent as I should with keeping up in PMH…

Alas, a positive attitude goes a long way and I’m going to try to keep seeing every glass as half-full. I’ll keep you updated!

Today’s medical school fact of the day: “The syncytiotrophoblast [yes, Blogger, I do have the correctly spelled!] is the layer that produces hCG.” – Embryology lecture slides

5 thoughts on “Day 55: Fall beauty and study, study, study

  • October 9, 2011 at 1:05 am

    “[If for some reason I can’t pass medical school, can I just be OUWB’s official photographer?!]”

    Um, you’re definitely going pass medical school with flying colors. Let’s get serious now. You’re gonna do awesome on your exam!!!

    Then you can treat yourself with donuts and cider.

    By the way, I like your gel pen usage for the embryonic stuff. To add to your fun fact… did you know people sometimes eat the developed syncitiotrophoblast? Placentophagy… Not my cup of tea.

    Good luck on Monday!


  • October 9, 2011 at 1:11 am

    It was really great meeting you yesterday and I was grateful that you and the other M1 volunteers were so helpful in answering all of questions– this school’s program is very impressive and I loved the overall atmosphere and vibe around the region 🙂

    Also, I am pretty sure my friend/prior roommate Manasa at City of Hope knows your BF– such a small world haha

    AND of course, good luck on your exams this week!

  • October 9, 2011 at 3:46 pm

    Thanks for volunteering your valuable time to hang out with us on interview day! I was hoping you would be around and there you were at an open lunch table. 🙂 I agree with Katie J- great atmosphere and enthusiasm from everyone. And a beautiful day to walk around campus- I stayed for a bit after dropping the thank you notes just to enjoy it. I’m excited about the possibility of joining next year’s class… we shall see how things go. I’ll be sure to contact you if any questions pop up.

    Good luck!

  • October 17, 2011 at 12:39 am

    @CB: …did not need to know that fun fact of yours. But as always, thanks for your support!

    @Katie J: Mike knows Manasa! Crazy how small of a world we live in, eh? Good luck with the rest of your application cycle, and I hope to see you around the blog again in the future!

    @Laura S: I do hope things work out and you’ll be able to join us! You seem to be a great fit from what I gathered during our short interaction. Good luck with the rest of your application cycle, and I hope to see you around the blog again in the future!

  • December 8, 2011 at 12:22 am

    There has been significant progress in bio-medical science in application to beauty. The end products are natural beauty products.

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