Sunday, July 27, 2008

dealing with death...

today i had a very intimate encounter with that old robed figure...death.

i have to admit, i gasped and teared up a little when it happened.

luckily, H was there to hold my hand.

i didn't even think it was going to happen...everything was happening so fast.

i saw him run out, and i couldn't even react...

my dear internet friends, today i was the one who committed the heinous act (or rather, my vehicle)...

i almost can't say it...

...

today i ran over a squirrel. *sniff!*

Friday, July 25, 2008

pinching pennies...

had i purchased my textbooks from my school's bookstore, i would be approximately $130 poorer than i am now. through amazon and barnes and noble, i was able to get my books for about $410 with free shipping...yay! with the money i "saved" i got 3 review books from the rapid review series: pathology, pharmacology, and the microbiology + immunology. i also got a monthly planner that fit all of my rigorous expectations in a "faux black leather" cover. i am happy. i also compiled all my information in a handy spreadsheet for viewage by my fellow friends. i am now wondering if buying flash cards for pharm will be a worthwhile investment, or would i get more out of it if i made my own spreadsheets...i think i'll make my own spreadsheets because i am in love with excel.

now if that paper could write itself, i'd be really happy. also, i need to get a presentation together for next week's grand rounds where yours truly will be presenting...it's kind of exciting and nerveracking at the same time...

hungry!!!

Thursday, July 24, 2008

ok, non medical post, but sort of...

for my clinic group this morning (and for my own breakfast consumption) i made these fabulous vegan oatmeal raisin almond muffins! (ha, shameless shout-out to mine and H's food blog!) so far i've had great comments from one of the 2nd year residents (who is super cool and hopefully i can rotate with her 3rd year), the genetic counselor, and the gc assistant. these are perfect and fiber-full to keep a hungry med student full until lunch, and they didn't take too long to make.

the cases i've seen lately have included tuberous sclerosis, 22q11 deletion, down syndrome, oro-facial-digital syndrome, etc etc...all interesting things. i am LOVING this summer! my doctor boss is AMAZING and the group i'm with is GREAT and this is totally something that i really feel like i'm going to do when i grow up...and that is a great feeling.

i've also been writing up my paper for the big wig medical journal. it's been tedious!

also, yesterday i went shopping for dresses appropriate for school/work and i ended up with 2 appropriate dresses and 1 FUN dress. all for good prices, and i have become a fan of this new dress store that just opened up.

i've emailed my M1 buddy and i hope she's getting excited about starting school. i know i'm REALLY excited about starting second year...this week i got my class schedule and my book list. since school starts august 4 i might need to get to getting on those books!

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

apologies...

hello faithful internet blog readers, if there are any out there...

i'm sorry i haven't posted anything meaningful. i really had this idea that i would post about different genetic syndromes/disorders, but instead i've been going out of town a lot and getting SICK. and being sick doesn't make me want to do anything!

tomorrow is my research summer presentation...it's sort of a "show and tell" sort of thing. you only get 10 minutes, and my powerpoint is definitely going to be short and sweet. it's not by any means the end of my project, just a "where i'm at right now". i still have a paper to write, so that will be fun times as well.

ok, i'm going to try and nap some. i currently have a sore throat and i feel achey everywhere, but the aches could be due to the hard core workout i had yesterday. i also have a headache...hopefully this doesn't turn into a full blown cold...

Thursday, July 10, 2008

neuro board redo....

so...found out i made 120 points HIGHER on the neuro board in the summer than during the school year! hmmm...methinks i learned something during my summer class? i'm quite happy!!! that's over 1 standard deviation higher than what i did before! woo!

also, research project is going swimmingly...and i still promise to do some cool posts. i just had to hurriedly update because of my 120 POINT HIGHER BOARD SCORE!!! woo!

Sunday, July 06, 2008

work!

ok, so i know i haven't been posting lately, but i will post VERY SOON. this past week has been great...seeing patients in clinic, seeing patients in the hospital, and then going out of town for the holiday weekend to see very awesome friends. i promise i will post more substantially very soon...i'm quite excited about what i'm getting to see. it's weird...i feel that this really could be a possible career choice for me more and more. no blood, no boredom, and cute kiddies! what more could i ask for? (although it's possible that i'm still an idealist at the moment, but before i'm completely jaded, i'm having fun!)