As I’m writing this on my last day of spring break, I realize that I’m so close to finishing my first year of med school! It feels like yesterday when I received my first stethoscope. I was thrown into a new state, new friends, and so many other new things. After 8.5 months, I’m used to my “new” schedule. I’m finally used to the long days filled with libraries and desks, my new-found love of coffee (I still drink it super sweet and super diluted because actual coffee tastes gross but… caffeine), books, and google searches.
With graduation season approaching, I’ve been reminiscing about my Buckeye days. I loved my college experience. So with my new med school lenses, I’d like to look back and share 4 things you might miss from undergrad:
Having classes with hundreds of people you’ll never meet.
Okay so this is weird, right? Maybe you actually hated those huge lecture hall classes. But looking back, I sure do miss those. I was a freshman when I took bio and chem with 600 other students. I miss those days where I literally knew nothing as a wide-eyed freshman and felt so proud to say I was a biochem major even though I had not yet taken a ochem or pchem class.
Late night pizza excursions.
Med school version might be late afternoon coffee excursions. It gets wild during exam week. Okay maybe I just miss college pizza.
When gen chem was hard.
HAHA this cracks me up. I used to think gen chem was so hard. Why would I miss this?! Looking back, I remember being stuck on unit conversions. UNIT. CONVERSIONS. But maybe I’ll look back from now and laugh at myself being stuck on skull foramen and nerves… maybe. I miss the simpler days 🙂
Summer breaks !!!
I actually never had a true summer break! The first summer I took an online English course. The second one, I took a few classes like nutrition and sociology. The third summer I took an anatomy dissection course where I was first exposed to a cadaver!! But anyways, these summers were still great and relaxing and everything I needed. This summer coming up will be my last one 😦 But I’m so fortunate to be doing something I’m super excited about during it!!