Saturday, September 4, 2010

One Week In... Many to go

I have now completed my first week of medical school.

The material is fascinating. The speed at which it comes is intense.

During orientation it was likened to two analogies, both of which I believe to be true:
Medical school is like, trying to take a drink out of a fire hydrant.
Medical school is like, trying to eat an elephant. You have to eat it one bite at a time.

So far, we have went through about 75-100 pages of course pack material (i.e. lecture notes) in each class. This does not count the many pages of reading required outside of class, just to keep up in class. Additionally, for each of my three main science courses (currently), there have been at least 1 (if not more) additional lecture supplements that need to be watched online.

Med School is not like undergrad. The instructors do not get behind in the course material. If they are not able to cover 1o min. course material in lecture, it becomes an online lecture supplement. It is not covered at the start of the next class period, before moving onto the next planned lesson.

I have my first quiz on Tuesday. Wish me luck! :)


Aleena said...

Good Luck! You'll do great! ;)

Laura said...

You'll do fine - best wishes

Amanda Kay said...

Wow - I am so impressed with you! Good luck trying to absorb it all and staying on track. You will be great!

Carol said...

How was the test? or are you still in shock?
We are all rooting for you...

Anonymous said...

All your little insights make me appreciate my own doctors a little more!