First year of med school :::: COMPLETE!
What a lonnnggg past two weeks. We can safely say that of our 18 years of academia each, the past two weeks required the most endurance.
After completing 4 days of finals for spring quarter, we had a short weekend break before we were hit with 4 finals covering information from the entire year. But, we survived!
Finishing our first year called for some celebration! On Friday night, we had a class vespers where we got to relax and hang out with classmates without thinking about an upcoming test or assignment.
On Saturday, we had an all med school potluck lunch.
And, now with a year’s worth of med knowledge we are on the wards again (and super nervous since this time we are supposed to “know” S1-4 heart sounds, the function of albuterol, pretty much every artery, nerve, and organ in the body, and sooooo much more). So far, we’ve spent one week following different doctors around.
Janna has seen plastic surgeons conduct a mastectomy, fix a cleft palate/lip, and reconstruct several ears.
Meanwhile, Anthony has watched as adolescent psychiatrists interview patients plagued by depression, paranoia, and visual hallucinations of blood dripping from the walls (which isn’t even the worst of it).
It’s a nice break from studying. And it heralds the beginning of a summer break (or at least a semi-summer break filled with research)!!!