So here we go....I'll send you a check if you are sweet enough to read all this and give real advice: I only hate my good friend a little bit for getting married in Tennessee in September about a month into my start as an OMS I. I hate her a little more for her wanting to have her bachelorette party a week before the ceremony...in Tennessee. Ok, I don't hate her at all, I love her, and I'm her maid of honor, but it's proving to be a challenge considering the miles between us. I will be studying at KCUMB, which is a little more than a brief drive to Music City. Her choice of party time means I'll be needing to take two flights in successive weekends. I don't mind the cost....I've got some frequent flier miles and some pretty cool parents to help; however, I am nervous about not leaving too much time on these two weekends to study. Here's the big kicker, the Monday after the wedding I have a section quiz...non-cumulative, not a serious as a section final, but nevertheless a significant part of my grade. My question is not whether or not I should go to either event....as MoH, I think I nearly have to, and I want to be there for both memories with the blushing bride. But I am curious as to advice on how I should time the first weekend flight. Would you, as a current student, advise: 1) Study well after class Friday. After a long night of "bacheloretting" Saturday, getting up early Sunday and getting back into KC to study....probably needing to do so after a little nap. 2) Study well after class Friday. Sleep in Sunday after the Saturday bachelorette party and study during a lengthy layover...arriving in KC at about 10, studying a little more. I'm honestly more worried about the first weekend than the second. (The bride is not planning on having a blowout for the wedding reception and I could get back to KC that evening, having all Sunday to study for the quiz). I am also planning on beefing up during the week for those two weeks to put less pressure on myself for weekend studying. Is option (1) better than (2).....am I stessing out way too much trying to book a flight? Any current medical student advice is well appreciated....especially from people who've had to travel mid-semester. Thanks in advance!