5 days a week
4 classes a day
~30 ppt slides per class
= 36,000 slides
Friday was my last day of basic science curriculum. From this point on, I will never the same type of student that I was before. From Kindergarten to 12 years of grade school to 4 years of college to 1.5 years of medical school, I've been sitting down in classrooms and studying books and lectures all day for 18.5 years.
And now, I'm finally done.
Yes, I have exams tomorrow, Tuesday, and Friday. Yes, I'll still be a student for 2.5 years. But I will be an "apprentice", as a friend recently put it. I'll be learning on the job. I'm excited. The last year and a half was a great ride, and I enjoyed immersing myself deeper in the basic sciences of medicine than I've ever gone before (or perhaps will ever go again).
Now, it's on to practical medicine. Real medicine. Seeing patients day in and day out and learning how to really apply the basic science principles that I've learned. I'm finishing one journey and starting another.
First, though, there's 36,000 slides worth of material that I need to review for my End of Basic Science Exam on Friday.
I am a medical student at BCM and all thoughts are my own. I am not a doctor at the time of writing this. Please read the disclaimer.
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