Lessons learned from my First week:
1. Orientation week is long, and really boring. I’ve hear the word “professionalism” probably over 200+ times this week alone.
2. You’ll never be ready for medical school. I’m already behind in class, and technically class hasn’t even started.
3. I’ve a quiz in a week…and this is only a 1/8th of the muscles I need to know by then. Any by know I mean (origin, insertions, innervations, and function). I have a long way to go!
4. I have 10 weeks to get through this book and learn the entire human anatomy. I’m pretty sure this may be a herculean task. How amazing that we all started off as a single cell, yet we grow to be so incredibly complex.
(picture from Atlas of Human Anatomy by Frank H. Netter)
5. This book is awful. I despise it. It’s already my nemesis. (no offense to the authors)
But seriously…you try figuring out what these pretty blobs come from. They all look the same to me!
(picture above from Histology: A text and Atlas by Ross and Pawlina)
6. Be friends with the security guard! Chances are you’ll probably forget your ID badge before orientation week is over, and he/she’s someone you don’t want on your bad side.
(image source: http://www.virtuater.com/tag/guard/)
Despite the copious amounts of notes already taken, and late night studying, and spending hours with the cadavers, I’m really excited. It’s definitely a challenge. But no journey is complete without its ups and downs.
Hope y’all are doing well! Thanks for keeping up with me. I do apologize in advance if my posts become sporadic. Med school is kind of running my life. I’m determined to get an A in anatomy!
Wish me Luck! 🙂