Wednesday, September 22, 2010

An enlightening day

The beginning of this week was a but of a downer (biochem kicked my ass on quiz #4.  probably because we had an anatomy practical smack in the middle of our time between quiz 3 and 4).  It's alright though, I will just do better next time!

The week has just been getting better and better though.  We gave our first male pelvic and digital rectal exams (sticking our fingers up someone's rectum) on a standardized patient.  It wasn't that bad at all!  Today we had a class officer meeting, and I am really enjoying being involved with the social aspect of our class.  I am one of the officers in charge of putting our "talent act" together for the annual "roast of med school/UCD" that the school has.  So it's fun, but not TOO much of a time commitment, which I enjoy.  Also, I went to a book club meeting for Medical Students For Choice (MSFC).  I didn't get a chance to actually read the book, but that's okay because I got to listen/participate in some good convo surrounding the topic and some fellow students let me borrow the book!  I really enjoyed just going to absorb other people's thoughts and experiences.  I love hearing new ideas and expanding my mind to things that were never even on my radar to begin with, so I really enjoy going to MSFC events.

Oh also, we had an amazing "lecture" today by a truly inspiring physician in doctoring today.  It's hard to explain what he talked about (it was basically a pep talk about life as a med student/later on as a physician), but basically in a nutshell he just gave us all "warm and fuzzies" about life, medicine, and being the best person you can be.  :)  Sometimes, you just need someone to give you the warm and fuzzies.

1 comment:

  1. Whoa I can't believe you're doing rectals already! I think that's next semester for me... I'm pretty sure this time last year we were still learning how to take a patient's sexual history.

    Glad to see you're doing well!!