I am feeling SO good after such a relaxing block weekend. (reminder: a block weekend for me is the weekend after an exam where I have absolutely NOTHING to do!) I was able to visit my boyfriend, sleep so so much, have dinner with my parents, and catch up on some criminal minds!
I’m writing this life update today because I’ve been pretty absent on Instagram due to this neuro filled semester! Let me explain what this semester looks like for me! It’s a 7 week condensed course with both a lecture and a lab component. There are exams after the first 2 weeks, then the next 3 weeks, and finally the last 2 weeks. At the end, there is also a NBME shelf exam that tests your knowledge and compares it on a national level. I just came off a semester where I had an exam after 6 weeks… so a 2 week block is a whole different pace.
Everyday for the past two weeks, I actually went to class (before, I would just watch recorded lectures) and then lab after. Usually, our day started at 8 and ended at noon. Then I forced myself to stay at school most days to study that day’s material. I made myself go to class this time around because I knew of how fast paced this semester would be and did not want to get behind. I haven’t gotten my test scores back yet, but one thing I can say is that while taking both the written and practical portions of the exam, I felt prepared! Now I just have to wait and see if I passed!
I’m hopeful that I’ll have a little more time to breathe this break since it’s 3 weeks instead of 2. I also have a lot of fun things coming up! I have the Girls on the Run 5k late May, my class olympics on cinco de mayo (our team name is “Lord have MRSA” hehe), and my class is going to a MLB baseball game AND that game is showing fireworks!
The end of the year is in sight! It’s so crazy to think that in 5 short weeks I’ll be done with my first year of med school! Then on to 8 weeks of OB/GYN research! Lots of amazing things to look forward to! I’ll be sure to have more “life updates” along the way 🙂