Back to it!

Greetings friends,

Nothing like the reminder of med school starting back up after a week long break to really put the fear of God in you. This week has been a glorious opportunity to catch up on life, friends, and tv shows once abandoned. The fast realization that it has come to an end has me wishing a brave sole might humbly ask the admissions board, “please sir, may I have some more?”.  No doubt we will hit the ground running in this next module as we transition from anatomy to molecules to cells, and I hope I will come prepared. Our previous module of anatomy offered an amazing opportunity to respectfully study the human body thanks to those who donated to the pursuit of health care and science. It was filled with moments of intense wonder- such as the first time I held a heart- and followed a fast-paced, interactive curriculum. This next module will consist of subjects such as biochemistry and genetics, and will mainly involve studying in solitude. As such, this will require a greater amount of self-discipline and motivation, and I hope I am up for the challenge. In addition, I pray my head is capable of managing an increase in inter-cranial pressure, because I’m not sure how much more additional information will fit in it before it bursts. Sorry, I know I’m not humerus…. I don’t have much time to write today as I head back to school, so I bid you all fare-well! Stay healthy and happy, and remember we are not human doings, we are human beings.

Sincerely,

just your average med student

The Journey Begins

Hello…. It’s me!

As I write to no one in particular, I just want to thank society at large for giving me an opportunity to share my thoughts, as stupid as they might be. Warning; if you aren’t a fan of corny science puns than read no further, K+? This blog will hopefully be a way for me to deal with the stresses of my first (and potentially second, third, and fourth years of medical school), and shed some light on the day to day life during this endeavor. The journey has only begun, but I already feel the weight of the white coat and the commitment to lifelong learning that is represents. A month into school, I sense that this journey will not be easy, but fulfilling in a way I could have never imagined. In light of finally finishing my human structure module, I would like to use this opportunity to make an awkward anatomy analogy. I hope that as these years progress, I remember that each patient I see is a human being with their own story. A heart is an organ that beats in order to saturate our body with oxygen so that we may live, but it also symbolizes love and compassion- the strongest power there is. The feet are what keep us grounded and take us where we must go. Hands are what reach out to those in need, and the brain works to solve a thousand problems we face each day. Let’s not forget the fingers, we can always count on them! At times, I may find myself become detached from my emotions, but I hope I can always come back to these initial thoughts that ground me. As Yoda once said, “Much to learn, you still have.”

 

Sincerely,

just your average med student

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