THIS POST COMES UP 6 WEEKS LATE..LOL I AM NOW 5 WEEKS INTO MD3 !!!!!!!!Oh my, time has gone so fast im done with MD2 already. Im home now and preparing to go back to school for MD 3. All in all it was a very interesting semester.
First of all i went in afraid of one course.. Almighty Physiology. This is because some of the upper class students that i had spoken to, had really made it seem like it was almost impossible to pass it. So i went in scared and praying to just pass . Im like i just need a P lord lol(70% and above) I didnt even think to strive for honouring the course(92% and above) . I did honour one course in MD 1 and so i wanted to be hopeful. Anyhow the first day of Physiology class started uneventful and barely 40 mins into the class, i started getting signs of my migraine. (Prior to the end of MD1 i got really bad migraines and i had been unable to pinpoint the cause. It got really bad and i had to be prescribed beta blockers .) However during the holidays there was no migraine whatsoever lol……so now im sitting in Physiology class in the first day of MD2 and i can clearly pin point the trigger..MEDICAL SCHOOL!!!!! However i really dont know if its the stress of worrying about passing or worrying about home in Kent. Anyways , as the Physiology classes continued throughout the semester it turned out to be one of the most interesting classes,and i did well in my first exam so all the worry was unecessary i guess.
My other courses Medical Biochemistry/Genetics ,DPS and Epidemology were also pretty straightforward and uneventful. Although i didnt like learning about all the cycles and pathways in Biochemistry. I also had to do a theoritical cloning experiment which really pushed me to do some reading into Genetic modifications. I found it really eye opening though.
This semester was emotionally challenging and very tough. The saturday after my block 1 examinations i woke up with such intense pain in my right arm that i knew i needed a doctor. Fastforward to seeing a specialist and i was diagnosed with tendonitis of my right thumb. A large cast was placed on my arm for 3 weeks!!!!
I could not write or take notes, i could barely cook! it was tough.Sadly i learn best taking notes in class. Living alone with a non functioning right hand was tough. Thus i resigned myself to the fact that my grades for block 2 exam would suffer as the exam was a week after my cast came off. To make matters worse, when the cast was taken off i was still in pain!! I then had 2 options surgery of steroid injections to buy me time. 😣😣.
I ended up taking the steroid injection one week after the cast came of, so basically it was like my block 2 exams were screwed!!! I did pull through and did pretty well. I got and 89,80,83.7 and a 74 respectively for my 4 courses. I was really happy with that.
The final block 3 exams in december were pretty uneventful. Actually the day of my Epidemology exam was my birthday ☺☺. So that was a little event on the day i guess. Myself and my classmates did have a get together on the day of our final exams. That was a really good end to a good semester.
Now i go back to start Md3. Wish me luck!!
Oh least i forget i was nominated to tutor Anatomy and Histology to the Md1’s. Its actually a good feeling to know that the lecturers think youre that good in a course ☺☺☺