Invest in building your network. It will pay dividends in the future.– A specialist’s advice on building relationships with other doctors, community resources and services in a future practice. (via medicalstate)
5/20 - Day 120
Quarter 2, midterm number 2 is just around the corner, it is a two hour test, which is not so bad at all. However, the amount of information is enormous. My biggest fear before taking any tests is that I have not studied/reviewed enough. Because there is so much information, it is impossible to know which one that I miss or did not pay good attention to. Details are very important, especially when...
5/10: Day 110
A week went through, studying has gotten a lot better. The best motivation is learning to know and understand rather than just for the test. I have started having this crazy thirst for getting the things that I study, comparing to the just knowing it. I am changing, and I like it. Med school is awesome. B.
5/6 - day 103
So I missed that 100 days in medical school mark, but it’s okay, because I celebrated something much better. I celebrated new friendship, bonds with these great people that I am lucky to have met and be friends with. We have the same visions, the same goals and for the first time, I feel like I finally have someone at the same levels of interests as me. It is great and I can’t complain...
4/28: Day 86-95 First time for everything
Life is measured by memories, and this weekend has been one of the best memories. I went with the Naturopaths Without Border (NWB) group down to Puerto Penasco to work at a free clinic, providing healthcare for the people there. It was my first trip going and the experience was amazing! One of the things that I could do was taking vitals, it was great having to contribute my help, seeing real...
Day 84 and 85: 4/17-18
Most of the time, people recognize physical exhaustion but not mental or emotional. And that is how medical students get stressed out. I am thankful to go to a naturopathic medical school. Why? Because the atmosphere, the energy are much more relax and calm compared to regular medical school where the students are/have to be competitive. There are yoga sections, meditations, physical med available...
Sometimes I wonder if you ever think about me like...
The things that you have to give up to go to medical school just to get that one thing, all because of that one idea, just an idea. B.
4/15: back to the medical school business, day 82
After the two week break, it was either long or short. It was… okay. Why? because I did all I planned to do: cleaned my room, house, backyard, front yard, slept a lot, watched K-dramas, went to the gym, went hiking, got out of town, hung out with family and friends, read books. Yep, I did all that in the two week break and I am so proud of myself. I appreciate planning and my most important...
3/28: day 81
Done with finals!!!! It is such an amazing feeling, I’ve been all jazzed up the whole day. Guess it’s time to wind down and get some sleep. Then enjoy my wonderful break! Just in time for the resurrection of the Lord. Peace out! And happy Easter! B.
3/26,27 As final week rolls around, I become more productive and I always wonder why I cannot be like this every week, so that I do not have to go through a large amount of materials at a time… Anyways, it’s a lesson I never learn, hopefully I will one day. 4 more hours of med school business and I am free! Excited, B.
Being vs. Doing A physician is someone who commit to his profession and to the patients. Being a physician rather than just doing what a physician supposed to do. Practice medicine instead of knowing the medical techniques.
Am I really not stressed out? Or am I just avoiding that fact? Hmmmm…… B.
When that one person makes your heart skip a beat, what do you do?
19Th-23rd day number 72-76
Sometimes the smallest things make you happy the most. Relax my mind before finals. :) Happy face, B.
Day 71: march 18th
Vent: It is annoying to see that people still lack off at this level. You are in medical school, you have a responsibility to not just yourself but to the program that you committed to, to the people around you. It isn’t okay when your laziness affecting others, especially in a group. It is medical school for goodness sake. Ugh moment, B.
3/17 day number 70: medical language
To learn medicine, first you have to learn its language. It is like English, but more confusing. It has been extra difficult for me since I don’t even know some of the regular English words, so it is like learning two languages at a time. But hey, this isn’t a complaint, this is me bragging that I get to learn two new languages at once. This is a privilege that I get to experience, a...
3/16-69: becoming medical
One more quiz, then final and I will be done with my first quarter in medical school. Just can’t wait! I’ve learnt so much. Gonna have to have some fun during break though, it’s been crazy!!! Tired and don’t care… kinda… B.
It is sad to see people spending their lives doing something wasteful, especially myself.
People always say, that knowledge is powerful. The more you know, the more advantage you have over others. But I’ve found out, the more I know, the more depressing I see things. I am an optimist, but it is ignorance of me if I say that life is beautiful, it isn’t. The real life is war, inequality, death, people who cannot see the value in humanity. I now see things, realize things that...
March 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th: day 58-62
Hmmmm, so being sick kinda sucks. Tired all the time and just want to sleep. But got time to watch K-drama all nights makes up for it. Plus hang out with friends is kinda nice too. Such a nice unproductive weekend. Gotta go back to reality soon… so let’s finish this weekend being lazy! Yay! B.
40 mins is significantly nice when you get to go home early after almost 9 hrs straight of schoolwork. Time for some zzz.
March 4th day numero 57
Having new friends is kinda nice, especially when your old ones are gone, fell apart or just don’t care anymore. Building that new trust, relationship with the people you don’t know, then develop into a kind of connection with a common thing: medical school. One down side is, we’re all nerds. Haha. But we do get down!!! Well, long day, long test, long drive, good sushi, good...
March 3rd 56
Okay I rechecked and for sure it’s day 56. Got a bit crazy there with all the studying… not back on track! Why is there so many tests?? Every week. No break anytime. :( Want sleep… B.
March 1st and 2nd: 48, 49...
I think my days are off… Need to recheck them when I have time. Anyways, the main topic in my head today is Michael Jackson inspired, change. Some say people never change, I beg to differ! I believe, one doesn’t change because they don’t want to. If there is a will to make a different, there WILL be a change. Changing isn’t about what happened to someone, nobody can...
It’s my birthday! 24Th birthday. I’m in medical school. I’m living my dream. … Or nightmare. I am no longer unsure. However, I have more questions than ever. 24 am I an adult? Am I what I am supposed to be? How is an adult? Am I strong? Do I love enough? What I believe in, are they good enough? … Ok, I have the answers for all of them. Why am I...
Putting a better attitude for the rest of the quarter. 4 more weeks and I will be done, really can’t wait until the break. On the other hand, the sadness of losing a loved one is getting better. Medical school isn’t that bad… haha, I am kidding, probably will cry later.. oh wait, I don’t cry. Anyways, I find it hard to make friends now. Maybe because I’ve grown up and know too much?...
2/23/12 day number 42: volunteer
Volunteer at an acupuncture clinic today. It was free so there was a lot of people coming. There were some experienced ones and a few inexperienced like me. But I was the only one with zero knowledge about acupuncture. I was afraid that someone would say” why are you even here?” But no, nobody said that. I was following a primary around and helped him out, not by much but I learnt a lot. I learnt...
God works in the most miraculous ways. I woke up late for my usual 7am mass and had to go to the later one at 11am and guess what?! The bishop was there!! Muahahah.
2/22/13 day number 41
When tough things come into your life, the best thing to do is looking forward. So far, medical school is not that hard for me, the speed however, is like riding a bike in the fast lane of a NASCAR race. And With a death in the family, it’s like riding with five other people on the same bike. I don’t know how to say this, but I believe so much in God, that I know there is a reason...
Day 40: you're not alone
I thought I had the worst fate out of these people, but I am not alone. Even if it might seem to be horrible, but there are things even more devastating and depressing. School is tough right now. But it is the only distraction. Keep going ahead and maybe the light will be there, hopefully. Spirited, B.
Day 39: Death
What is death? How does one deal with death? How does one deal with death of a loved one? Because I do not know how. Should I cry? Should I feel numbed? Should I be thankful? Should I be sad? … Midterm was draining me physically and emotionally. I fainted for a few seconds and I had never fainted before. But it was just a test. Death, I don’t know what to do with it....
Social life vs. Med School
Day 37: Studying for Midterm
2/18/13 So sick of it. So I’m on Tumbr instead. I need to update my journal. This midterm is killing me. … Medical school is like being a teenager again, keep having this emotional roller coaster ride. The relationship is not healthy either, I lose sleep, kinda eating, abandon family and friends. … Ha, talking like I didn’t already knew this before. Who so...
What you think, need, want, and believe, are limitations to what you can do.– A random professor
Day number 31
I took a break from all the medical “stuff” and had some fun time, and it was very helping. Things came in the most unexpected way, and I had great laughs. I guess once in awhile I do need to refresh myself so that I won’t go crazy! Also, making new friends isn’t so bad either, lol. Anyways, back to learning and discovering. Happy studying! B.
Day 28, day 29, day 30.
It has been one month! I survived one month of medical school. I feel great, that one month is behind be, only 3 years and 11 more months to go! :) We removed a brain in the cadaver lab the other day. I was not good with the sawing and cutting, the sound was freaking me out. But when the cranial bone was cut out, exposing the brain, a real human brain that is still attached with the body. It was...