Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Summertime

The last exam for the year is over; whew. Afterwards, we had a bit of a wine and cheese thing, to say goodbye to our associate dean, who is leaving the position this summer. It's too bad; he was a great guy.

The last few weeks of school have been focused on our 'integrative' class, where in small groups of six, we practice our interview, diagnosis, and physical exam skills with standardized patients. It was a lot of fun. One thing about small group work like this, is that we have to dress professionally, i.e. a dress shirt, tie, and dress pants. So, I've had to wear my Seidensticker shirt every day; after class, I generally change into a pair of jeans, but I now love wearing that shirt more than anything, because it's so incredibly comfortable. I often wear a tie with it, with a typical maroon and gold pattern on it; naturally, after finishing class, the tie is loosened, and the top button on the shirt undone. The result: a rebellious prep-school look, that apparently suits me well, given the response of waitresses (and waiters!) around town. Unfortunately, I think I'm going to give up the look, as I have realized that with the addition of some eyeliner, I'd be easily confused with Avril Lavigne.

Anyways, I doubt I'll post again before I leave town. I still have a bunch of details to look after, such as buying something as a gift (like this) for our preceptor in Dar es Salaam, as well as trying to get Massachusetts to stop taxing my car!

6 comments:

Marysienka said...

Everything's in the clothes ;)

I just don't understand why you'd look like Avril Lavigne?! When are we getting that picture anyway? ;)

Have fun and enjoy your school-free time

Anna said...

hehe guys in eyeliner! hehehe Avril Lavigne! (tho hasnt she dropped the shirt-tie-eyeliner combo for a 'sophisticated' style - presumably to go with a 'new direction' in her music?)

Have a wonderful holiday/experience/time of your life!I look forward to reading all about it on your return...

Tall Medstudent said...

Heh, I was going to comment that I should have specified old-school Avril after reading marysienka's message. :) Yeah, I certainly don't think I could pull off neo-model Avril.

I made it alive to Dar. I watched 16 football games from the world cup at my Aunt's place last week...

am said...

Congrats with the end of classes! I know what that relief is like. :o) Hope all else is going well!

Tall Medstudent said...

am, glad to hear from you. I'm doing fine. The internet is incredibly slow here... just got online for the first time in over a week. Hope all goes well with you too...

I did the Safari think this week. It was incredible. I'll report more later...

define_me said...

I'm a bit behind but I hope your trip is going well. =)