~ One of my professors sounds just like Jimmy Stewart. If I close my eyes, I think this is a movie. also known as...med student shock - am I actually here? Jimmy Stewart as my professor isn't helping the feel of realism though.
~ The cyber police are here to talk to the med students. I am so not getting a facebook account now...and wow, I had no idea the US accounted for only 13% of the internet usage in the world.
~ I took my first quiz - with a score of 4/17. I have a feeling I won't be writing any stories during lecture this year...good thing that was a practice quiz. :)
~ The foundation of medical ethics: Do unto others as you would have others do unto you. Of course.
~ School is 5 songs away from my house. Somehow my house is 8 songs away from school. 90 degree weather and a black shirt was not a wise choice. Also, it's embarrassing to have elderly gentlemen flying by me on their bikes while I'm walking my bike up the hill.
~ It's even more embarrassing to be biking home for a week...and to have a different older gentleman fly by you on that same hill (while I'm on my bike, this time - I am improving) and then meet you again coming back from where you're headed, having already been there and back before you. Having them compliment you on making it up the hill just icing on the cake of being woefully out of shape. LOL
~ On a happier note, 2nd year med students are fun. And falling to one's knees and belting out I Dreamed a Dream with the lyrics perfectly changed to match failing a test is certainly one way to give a good picture of life in med school to us poor first years. XD (It was hee-larious. And he was a pretty good singer. XD)
~ Also...having a mother email me on the first day of school and tell me how much she enjoyed Ransomed and how much her daughter was going to like it and asking if I had any other books was really awesome.
~ And my friends are lovely. I think I will keep them forever. One particularly awesome girl sent me this and seriously made my week gorgeous:
another marvelous one gave me a chocolate cupcake and hugs - with much words of encouragement, which all together is pretty much the way to make me love you. XD
~ awesome. I just scribbled down in my scribbles of notes (which also contained a few snippets of my time travel story...oh, dear, it might be harder to break the writing habit than I thought... :P) something that I had forgotten: I once thought it would be perfectly amazing to be a bush-pilot-doctor in Alaska. I don't even know how it all fit together, but after everything this first week, I was thinking again how very much I would love that..and then I read my academic advisor's comments on a professionalism essay I wrote. (Which, by the way, had nothing to do with Alaska or where I wanted to spend my life, just...professionalism.) And he said: Just from your first paragraph, I think you would make a great Alaska frontier doc. And I went O.o
~ Wow. First day of serious school is serious. This is a lot of information.
~ A lot a lot. My classmates are fun, though. The skit one group put on for our giant presentation was hilarious. Too bad I don't study well in groups...these people would be fun to study with. XD
~ 300 more slides today...ay-yi-yi...it's fascinating information - I wish I had time to slow down and really enjoy learning it!
~ Shock of my life. One of my professors (who also happens to be one of the men who interviewed me) just walked by me in the hallway and stopped dead in his tracks. "I was going to come find you," he said. I'm like.....? eep. And then he says
"I read your book."
And I just about had a heart attack right there. Seriously.
And then he told me that his wife read it also, and he loved it. And he told me I was talented and I would help more people with my faith than in the field of medicine, since medicine is only in the here and now. And I should not let medical school change who I am. And he thanked me for writing Ransomed.
And I sat there in disbelief and almost cried.
~ And God was so incredible to give me that, because Thursday is not fun. The Friday test is freaking me out and there is so much material to understand and know. O.o
~ *cough* And I gave up and rode the bus back home because I wanted more study time...the bus driver's comment? "You know, real bikers ride their bikes up this hill..."
~ Aaaaaand...Friday...well, if I could sing, I would be singing I Dreamed a Dream. :P So I guess I'll be studying tomorrow and all Labor Day...bummer. But eh, I knew this poster would come in handy...
~ So see you next week, unless I get an opportunity on Sunday to stop by your blogs or do some snippets posts etc.! :) I hope you're having a lovely end of summer!