Best thing I have heard all day from a classmate. In response to why said classmate was in anatomy lab reviewing structure IDs of the past couple labs for the practical on Thursday….After she had declared on Sunday, that she would just wing it, because it seemed that her scores seemed to go down the more she reviewed structures with her past practicals.
All right. Back to attempting to dominate every day of this week for finals. Gawd anatomy, you’re killin’ me here.
Lmao it reminds me of my professors in undergrad who have their pet molecule they focus on in their research and do nothing but talk about it and how important is could possibly be and how the results seem like they could be ground breaking.
And yet at the same time, just two hours ago in their lecture, they were going on about how complex everything is, and how just because one pathway was discovered, doesn’t mean another isn’t working on it and it doesn’t mean we have found all the millions of components that go into it.
You can’t help being excited and proud but you also feel deep down that the entire thing is sort of futile and insignificant. But I guess that is how things go.
And here y’all thought I have dropped biology by the wayside~
You are so wrong about ascendant signs and the rest!! This site is utter bullshit without them! How can you tell a Virgo to love an Aries? It's so wrong, love is love and astrology is based on soul, not compatability through the sun sign, you idiot!
You heard it here first, people. If you are a Virgo in a relationship with an Aries, please break up immediately. Get a divorce, if necessary. In fact, if you are a Virgo and you can so much as look at an Aries without breaking into violent fits of rage, there is probably something deeply wrong with you.
In summary, your timeline is roughly: - Go to college - Take all required pre-reqs - Have some fucking fun for the love of god. Make at least 2 bad choices per year that will not go on your permanent record, seriously harm yourself or anyone else, and you will laugh about later. - Take the MCAT probably around the end of junior year, or after senior year if you are a super-senior like I was (no one cares) - Apply to med school on year before you want to start (aka- apply summer 2014, start med school fall 2015). You should have taken/scheduled your MCAT by now - Interview - Get accepted. Have a party. - Graduate undergrad - Have a fun summer. Seriously. Quit your job if you can. Sleep in all the time. Go on trips. Have mimosas at 9am on Wednesdays. - Start med school. Embark on the most terrifying, horrible, and marvelous journey.
NOTE: It is ok to take a year off between graduating and starting med school. IT IS OK TO DO THAT. DO YOU HEAR ME.
Omg. Today’s dissection lab was a beast. Lower limb.
Did not finish dissection. Determined to finish it. Going back in there over weekend to finish. I don’t care if my group members decide not to come, I need to get this stuff at least somewhat down.
Also, now, whenever I look at my legs, I can imagine making incisions and de-skinning them to look at the superficial veins and nerves.
Even right now, I am sort of staring at the veins on my calves….I am pretty sure I can see almost the entire length of my great saphenous veins. It also bulges everytime I do Insanity workouts. But that was probably more than you needed to know.
So. Just finished the first exam block of the new semester. Gonna start pharmacology tomorrow, but I don’t feel like working on anything at 1300 am. So random thoughts for you as I struggle to prep for pharm this late.
1.) Did you know that when you sleep, your cerebrospinal fluid actually flows a lot as you sleep through these tiny microscopic channels that help clean out waste. Compare that to the very little movement when you are awake.
So now you have another excuse to go take a nap. You’re welcome. “MA! I’m NAPPING. Trying to clean my brain from seeing the neighbor naked.”
2.) Man, I am so grateful for the people I’ve met in my life. Just listening to a song reminded me of my piano teacher I had a child. I remember playing a piece and not actually following a note in a measure, because I thought it sounded right. I thought he was going to be mad, but he surprised me with something along the lines of, “AH. But why did you play that note? It sounded right didn’t it? Wasn’t what you expected. That’s called playing by ear.”
You betcha I bring up that memory every time I hear a melody that doesn’t go the way I expect. I keep hearing what a melody could have been, but then it doesn’t happen. It’s a lot of fun. He’s probably long gone now, but I’m glad I still remember a part of him.
And because I might as well, this was the song I was listening to:
"You could win over a new love interest now, but on the other hand you could also probably climb Mt. Everest if you put your mind to it! No zodiac sign has greater determination than yours. The only trouble is there are times when someone needs to put a bomb under you to make you realise they are interested in you."
This is like the equivalent of saying,”if he teases you, it means he likes you.” Only, you know, instead of calling me an ugly pig, you have to pretty much make an attempt on my life to express your affections. Sexy.
Might want to rethink that metaphor there buddy.
Psssh, I never liked Ham on Rye much anyway. Most every character was gross. Stopped me from wanting to ever read any of his other works. Not sure why people like it. Also, I find it hard to believe that the world is full of those types if you haven’t met most of the people on the face of this planet.
The usually quiet and reserved musical genius opens up about his approach and philosophy.
They gave me a 3 day weekend and what do I do with it? Study. But on the bright side, I discovered Piano Jazz on NPR. Why did I not find out about this earlier in my life? Now Marian McPartland has passed on, and it’s just reruns. But if you like jazz and like hearing a little about the artists from the artists themselves, you should give it a listen.
AND since this radio program has gone on for so long, you can hear some of the greats talk about their work even after their death. So it is literally a piece of recorded history. Yes, there is YouTube, but this interview is between one musician to another. So it’s like a jam session/interview/mutual admiration. It is freaking awesome.
It is also soothing for the soul as biochem decides to torture it.
I should be studying, but right now, I can’t focus very well. So you guys get a funny story/life lesson.
I had an OPP exam this morning, basically, I gotta do some osteopathic manipulative techniques for my proctor on my partner. Intending to go to school to practice a little before the exam with my partner, I go out like an hour before it starts.
Only, like normal, my car was iced over. Living out in a desert, it will happen. Extremes of temperatures are not fun, but OH WELL right?
So like normal, I load my crap in the back. Then take out the ice scraper, start scraping down the car, and then thought, “Oh right, gotta turn on the heat if I want this done faster.” So I got back in my seat, turned the heat on, brought my scraper out and shut the door. Long story short, I finished scraping, and guess what I did?
I locked myself out with the car still running. AWWWW YEEEAAAAH.
That was unfortunate. Luckily, my school’s security is super nice, and I called and they actually came out to jimmy my door open…as I got a ride to my OPP exam. And by then, I was running late.
And you know what happened? The OPP exams were running a half hour late. So now you know how my morning went. Pretty sure I accidentally stood on the wrong side of my partner when I was trying to do HVLA on the thoracic spine, but you know what, idc.
Lesson of the day: Turn on the heat before you go scrape down your window, and check the door before shutting it. And if you can’t remember that, then get some damned spare keys. I know I am. Ok not really, I’m too cheap.
This is Dr. Richard Blandau’s classic animation on development of the heart. Dr. Blandau (1911-1998) was renowned for his basic studies of ovulation, fertili…
Just putting this here for future reference. It’s a really good video on how the heart develops. It doesn’t really go into development of the peripheral vasculature though. Still really good. Especially if you are a visual person.
It’s amazing how old this video is, but it is still super helpful and just makes everything seem so much easier.
Also, for those of you who are curious about what I am learning right now. This is like….1/100th of it all. I will try harder to share what I am learning, but uh, let’s just say if I don’t, you can safely assume that I am getting crushed by exams I still care.
Good news everyone. I passed my histology, anatomy, AND physiology exams for this last exam block. THANK GOODNESS. Much improvement from 1st exam block. My clinical skills exams suffered, but penciling some more time here and there and less time for some other things should fix that. So now I gotta up my game even more.
So for you guys still in school (and not in school), keep at it. You’re all smart and capable individuals.The most you can do is learn from your mistakes. If you can do even that, then I think you can get pretty far. Don’t sweat it if you mess up, think big picture, and then it won’t seem so bad.
So I guess that’s all I wanted to say really. That, and I wanted an excuse to share this track as I wait patiently for the next Romantically Apocalyptic journal update. Use it as study music, that’s what I’m doing. lol
Heeeyyy, happy birthday you. Hope your studying is going well and taking a deserved break on your day. : D I would have drawn something for you but ughhh, classes start tomorrow and going to PA fucked me over. :C
Aaaahahaha, it’s ok, I don’t expect anything for my birthday. I’m surprised my classmates cared enough to even wish me a happy birthday since I barely know them yet lol. But alas, I am not going to be taking much of a break, because all that peer pressure to celebrate my birthday over the weekend has probably fucked me over. So yay for being fucked over! lol Good luck with classes anyway though. It should be fun. c:
Aaaaaaah first day of med school orientation complete! It was long, hot, and slightly tedious. But good. Got my white coat today and got my ID pic taken with it on. It is supposed to follow me all the way up through residency applications. So hopefully I do not look terribad. Just wish we didn’t have to wear our suits out in the 90 something heat under the blazing sun for what felt like an eternity for the class photo *before* taking our ID photos.
And tomorrow will be day two of orientation. Exciting times exciting times. Awwwww yisssss.
I finally get to listen to the entire album, and the one track that I manage to have on repeat for the longest time is the track without any words in it. Strange, since I love Steve’s voice.
Also, hi everyone. How are y’all doin’? I’m sick with pneumonia, but getting better. I know. Pneumonia during the summer? I don’t even. Probably picked it up from a patient while volunteering at the rheum clinic. Terrible timing I know. It’s like I’m playing a cosmic game of “FUCK YOU”, with me being the winner. Wooooo.
Ever wonder how a turtle gets its shell? Or rather, how it came to be? Apparently it’s actually bone. Ribs, shoulder bones, vertebrae all fused together, and you can see it in the Fossil Record, with Eunotosaurus being a good transition fossil in understanding the evolution of the turtle shell.
Something to distract you guys if you have a Last.FM account. Apparently, this site can sort your songs to give you a total percentage of what musical key you listen to the most and least (and everything in between).
And once you do that, try looking up what sort of personality your favored key has. I am not quite sure if that tells you something, but it is fun to think about. Or dreadfully depressing for some folks. Maybe.