Monday, September 3, 2012

Week 1 of Semester 2 Completed

Thank goodness we had a an extended "weekend" due to the holiday.  The "weekend" is placed in quotation marks because in medical school our weekends aren't true weekends.  Let me explain.  During our white coat ceremony a gentleman kindly gave a speech and stated that Saturday and Sunday will no longer be a weekend for us.  It will be filled with studying, studying, and more studying.  Our "weekend" would then be shifted to the evening after an exam and the following day.  For some this isn't even the case.  They immediately begin studying for the next unit.  Those people are a little better than myself, because I most certainly take the time to relax, catch up with my family, and OD on Grey's Anatomy reruns.

This "weekend"I've been logging in hours at school and the local Bucks (Starbucks for those that don't know me) trying to prepare for a Biochem quiz, complete an essay assignment (I can't believe we still have essays to do either), and watch lectures.  It's been rather busy.  But the extended "weekend" helped to make it more manageable...I guess.  

We have an exam coming up on the 10th and I've been spending a lot of time on Biochem.  I'm not sure if that's the best idea since we have several other courses that will also be on the exam.  Let's see, Microbiology, Physiology, and Histology will also be making a grand appearance on the test.  While taking Anatomy this summer was a pain in the _______ I appreciate not having to take it with these other courses.  The stress level would have be increased to the nth degree.  Which, I'm sure, admin was thinking about when they developed our schedule.  

Well, I need to get back to the routine so I'll end this post with a little science humor courtesy Cell Culture Techniques. 

My husband thinks my friends and I are dorks because we find this to be funny.  I'll admit it's a little nerdy but it's still funny.  LOL

School should have started for just about every so let me know how your semester is currently going.  Also, let me know what you'd like me to share about my med school adventures or hair journey.



  1. The speaker at your ceremony was absolutely right. Even now as an attending my our weekends still get shot out of the water. Doesn't matter if it's his day "off" of not! I just posted about that on Saturday. :(
    Love your nerdy humor! Keep it coming!
    Love for you to link your blog up at Medical Monday BlogHop...It begins today and runs the rest of the week!

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  2. LOL! I LOVE nerdy jokes! My husband thinks I'm weird for thinking they are funny too.. but at least some people out there get it :)