Aright guys, we’ve reached the end of the summer series about Module 1 of medical school—which just happened to extend into Fall due to my crazy start to second year this July! 😂 Pretty much everything else about Module 1 is very similar to the way it begins: lecture exams, lab exams, SP exams, quizzes, stress, fast pace, and lots of fun. So I’ll use this post to talk about end-of-semester things and how I spent my winter break before the beginning of the 2nd semester.
Hey guys! Back again for another summer series post about year one! Today we reach the dreaded discussion of exam time. The best way to do this is talk about the exams in the order in which I took them and then talk about what happens afterwards.
*standardized patient exams were not included in the first two exam cycles so I’ll wait to explain that later in the Summer Series
The first exam of the bunch was Continue reading
It’s Wednesday which means it’s time for another summer series post! Also fret-not, the vlog post to answer y’alls questions is coming very soon! This week I’ll go into detail about my first month of school. I thought the best way to do that would be by week:
Week 1: Orientation/Foundations Week
That’s right, it took half a week for our class to get orientated. Continue reading
First off I wanted to say thanks so much for the feedback on my end of the year post! I will be making weekly vlogs that discuss the things you all wanna hear about, starting this Friday! So stay tuned 🙂 In the mean time I thought Wednesdays would be a great day to talk it up about Year One, step by step–starting with the summer before it started!
My medical school has an awesome opportunity for up to 15 (my year there were only 6) selected incoming first year students who get a med school ‘crash course’ of sorts. Continue reading
So I recently (and by recently I mean literally this morning) started my vegan journey! I’ve been wanting to try veganism since last Fall but with a hectic school schedule and minimal opportunities to research the lifestyle in my sparce ‘down-time’, I decided in January that I would start this summer. Today is day one and it’s definitely been eye-opening thus far. I never realized how hard it would be for a southern girl to give up the butter but I’m excited to take on the challenge. For dinner I wanted something filling so I decided to go for some sweet potato fries. The recipe was fairly simple and I added my own twist!
Ingredients: Continue reading
If there’s one thing I know I enjoy more than any other form of exercise–it’s running. Running has been therapeutic for me in many instances and I look forward to using running as an outlet for stress as opposed to my former outlet–food. It started out being just for fun but I’d always wondered what it would be like to complete a 5K race.
About a year ago I made it a goal to run 2 miles straight. By summer, I made it a goal to run at least 3 miles straight. I eventually decided that a 5K race was plausible, but could never get myself to sign up for one. A few months ago I actually committed to a race day and tried to train for the 3 months leading up to the race. In that time I had so many assignments, errands, tennis matches (I was on my college tennis team for my last semester), etc. that I had very little training completed by the time I needed to sign up for the race. But I said to myself “You know what, at this rate I’ll never be ready. Just do it Tierra.” And that’s what I did. Two weeks before the race I signed up online and made it a point to run as often as I could. Two days before the race I hurt my knee and was recommended by a physician to not run for at least another week. But I HAD to commit to this race. Continue reading