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I think I passed my anatomy exams. Cool.
Done with Day 2 of orientation! Yesterday was fun; it was busy but we learned a lot and did some cheesy but relevant team-building exercises. Today was the convocation ceremony which was really nice. My mom, dad, girlfriend, grandma, and grandpa came so it was great to share the day with them. I also met Jakesmom today, which was fun! We are close enough in the alphabet that we might be anatomy partners depending on how the numbers fall. Overall a good time! Last day of Orientation is Monday, then a week and a half till classes start on the 21st.
To go along with the seat fighting:
Hahaha nice video!
First anatomy exam is done. Now I'm eating candy from my big sib. She went so far as to ask my SO what my favorite candy is.
1st week is officially over! I only had 2 days of classes (we started yesterday) but I'm glad that classes are underway since orientation was getting boring (lots of speeches). Hating histology already but there's so much free food/booze, I'm loving it.
OVC frat party tonight
1st year I was a "second row sleeper"
2nd year I have been a "nearest exit"
Is that progress?
Two weeks down at AVC. Immunology is driving me nuts. The material isn't hard, but the professor just flies through his slides. Which would be overwhelming, until you realize that there's always 4 slides that seem to have the exact same information. But they aren't in a row. So the whole lecture just feels REALLY disorganized.
Physiology is similar. The professor is really cool, and I like him, but his lectures are all over the place. For both classes, I just prefer to read the textbook.
ETA: Someone took my seat yesterday. The same seat I've been using for two weeks. I had to sit at the back at the make-shift desks (our class is larger than the room was originally designed to accomodate). I was not impressed!
Why am I not there with you, EllieG? What the hell was I thinking? I miss everybody. Glad to hear Squibs is rockin' it in Illinois.
We had our first test today. Mostly cell bio type stuff and actually really straight forward. I didn't do as well as I thought I would - I really studied incorrectly. Bah humbug.
I'm feeling discouraged. I am trying to bring myself up by at least being happy that I UNDERSTOOD the material. I just didn't put it to memory in a beneficial way. At least it motivated me to keep studying this weekend!
we went to the simulation lab today and learned how to properly auscultate heart and lung sounds! and then we walked along the beach and some of my friends jumped off a cliff!
Aw LSD!!!! We've missed you too, and I too wish you were there with us today! How have things been for you?
Don't be discouraged. That is fairly common. My first fill in the blank test was a total shocker for me, but I did better the 2nd time around. Learning and memorizing are very different skills.
I'm actually really liking anatomy. The amount of information is utterly terrifying but my lab group is awesome and I feel best when I'm actually doing something, not just sitting there in Biochem wondering why I ever thought I could handle this. Histo kind of gives me a headache though. I've adjusted my scope and everything, but I come out feeling a little motion sick, weirdly enough.
Also, feeling incredibly lucky to have avoided all the flooding that is plaguing my hometown. They've evacuated some of my family since the Susquehanna was supposed to crest today. My dad was just glad that everything in our basement was already ruined by Irene so more water really doesn't matter much at this point