Hi all, I finally had a weekend off and time to sleep and be lazy. I can't believe what happened within the last few weeks. It just felt like never ending studying and lack of weekends. My body did not even recognize days in the week anymore, because there was literally no weekends. Welcome to med school I guess.
On the positive note, I passed my neuro unit, which I am soooo grateful. I did not quite figure out how I was supposed to study for the lab portion, which was learning all the long tracts and identifying roots of various neurological symptoms. We had to memorize myelin stained sheets of brainstem and spinal cord, which I didn't understand the point.
Would I remember any of it in a year or 6 months or 3 months? I was told that there is in fact a point to all these. So I can't wait that day I realize "Oh that is what those myelin stains were for and I am so glad I memorized them. This weekend, I did nothing except sleeping and eating. A pure joy of not worrying about studying... it is great.
I am at inpatient medicine this week for my clinical experience. I am curious about what it would entail. It is in the afternoon, which means the rounds would be done by then. So I am not sure what we are supposed to be doing to be honest.
Did I mention I shadowed a radiologist? It was great and made me realize I should really give thoughts to fields that I never considered. I will do a separate post on it soon. It would be useful to document what my feelings where for future references anyway.