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I Survived my First Week of Med School!

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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.

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2. You’ll never be ready for medical school. I’m already behind in class, and technically class hasn’t even started.

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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!

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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.

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(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)

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But seriously…you try figuring out what these pretty blobs come from. They all look the same to me!

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(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.

The Bull, Head of security for safe World Security Corp.

(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! 🙂

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