Monday, September 18, 2006

Eau de Formaldehyde

It was a long day today. I got up early to wash my white shirts, so that I could wear one to school (still moist, when I headed out to school in 0 ˚C temps). Then, it was two hours of lecture, two hours of small group, four hours of neurosurgery clinic, and another two hours of dissection. All that, with just two coffees and three cookies to serve as fuel.

That last part of the day, dissection, I'm very happy about. As I mentioned in a comment a few days ago, I managed to get our main anatomy prof (and probably my favourite prof here), to oversee me in a dissection project. As a result, I'm happily spending time downstairs, dissecting away, in the pleasant company of my classmate Narco. Today, Rococo came on down too, just to check out the lab, as I freed up a greater auricular nerve from its overlying platysma.

Anyways, today I also started on the paperwork to write the USMLE step 1 next spring. I am not exactly sure why I'm writing it, and it will cost me a pretty penny, but I guess I don't want my options to be limited in the future. It should be like studying for the MCATs again, only this time sans study partner. I wonder if I have it in me; we'll see. Of course, studying for the USMLE should make studying for my later MCCQE part I exam a simpler exercise.

7 comments:

am said...

You sure sound smart. I still don't know how old you are!

Tall Medstudent said...

I believe that 'ancient' was decided upon as the best adjective for my situation...

am said...

I don't want an adjective. I want a number!!! :op

Tall Medstudent said...

I'm a child of the sixties. You know, flowers in my hair, etc.

Being ancient is no joke. That's why I really don't like to think or talk about it. :(

Marysienka said...

oh come on! don't freak out about your age. you're cool, that's what matters!

Anonymous said...

Oh you are not old!! And flowers on the hair is hot! :op

Tall Medstudent said...

I saw an 89 year old patient the other day. She asked if she should get ready to 'check out'. :( I'm not there yet...