Wednesday, August 30, 2006


Our classes are set up to integrate learning across several disciplines. Currently, we are taking developmental anatomy (embryology), biochemistry, histology and cell biology (no lab yet), genetics, and core concepts. Core concepts includes things like learning to take a physical, how to interact with patients, and library usage & research.

The first block test is in two days. We will have developmental anatomy, histology, genetics, and core concepts. Then on Tuesday, we take the biochemistry test. I am grateful to have a couple of days off between the tests. I always thought biochem would be my weak spot since I am not a fan of chemistry, but it happens that I am having a harder time in developmental and genetics simply because of the shear amount of memorization that has to be done in these two classes.

Wish me luck on the test...

After the testing next week, we begin gross anatomy and histology lab. Two weeks after that, we add in physiology while the developmental, genetics and biochem lectures slow down a little bit. Our schedule doesn't have certain classes on specific days, rather we get a schedule for the entire school year telling us which classes are at which time. It is set up by the day/hour and ends up being a 37 page pdf file.

In March we start psychiatry, and in the last two weeks of May we have integrative medicine (I don't know what this is yet...) then we are out of school. Sounds easy doesn't it?

My school day begins at 8AM. I have a break between 10-11AM and again from 12-1PM. Class always ends by 5PM, but sometimes we are finished an hour or two earlier depending on whether it is a lab day. Sometimes our breaks are changed around depending on labs too.


Blogger samip dattani said...

hope your exams went well.. good luck on starting med school..

Monday, September 25, 2006 at 12:40:00 PM CDT  
Blogger frylime said...

hola! i have a blog too...with the same template. hahahaha...

myosin and whatnot rocks my world...

Monday, October 2, 2006 at 9:35:00 AM CDT  

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