Learn from yesterday, live for today, hope for tomorrow. The important thing is to not stop questioning.
Albert Einstein

“Never regard study as a duty, but as the enviable opportunity to learn to know the liberating influence of beauty in the realm of the spirit for your own personal joy and to the profit of the community to which your later work belongs.”

Saturday, April 30, 2011


Finals week!!!!

Its been busy this week, finals, papers, preparing for clinicals. Barely have some time for myself.

Looking forward to the upcoming 2 week brake then its off to clinicals. I'm pretty nervous actually. Unlike a writing test, you are quizzed on the spot and that can be very nerve racking. preceptors are know to ask so really bizarre questions just to put on the spot. And some have been know to yell at you for giving the wrong information, meanwhile they information they provide is completely wrong. They might be practicing and know what to do in an emergency situation but they might not know the science behind what they are doing.

Rumor has it that the first place that I'm going to is pretty tough. Essentially, i will be studying and reviewing before i start clinicals the whole 2 weeks. So much for resting.

Anyways, one of my classmates told me that we have a little over a year before we graduate. You know, i never looked at it like that and she does have a point. Graduation is in summer 2012. Wow, now thats given me a burst of energy to continue on my path.

see y'all

Thursday, April 21, 2011

Almost to the end

So much going on lately, i swear, i don't even have time to catch my breath. First off, we got our clinical sites and I'm in the process of contacting my first site right now. I'm so nervous!!! my first site has a reputation of being absolutely strict and tough. I know I'll learn a lot from there but still it's nerve racking. Like they say, preparation is the best solution to anxiety.

Speaking of preparation, i freakin nailed my clinical scenarios. Ok first off this is how it works. You have an hour long on one session with one of the faculty members where they give you a clinical scenario. I have the anesthesia machine available, i have a fake dummy, ET tubes, medications(propofol, ephedrine ect...), LMA tubes, mask, leads and everything else that you find in a OR.

You walk in and they throw a clinical scenario at you and you basically simulate what you would do in the OR. Nerve racking right???? and during the simulation, they throw like a gazillion questions at you.

Anyways, needless to say i was a mess before my clinical scenario. Studying medications like crazy, practicing intubation and everything else possible. i walked in nervous like crazy and boom!!!! I honestly don't know what came over me. I was functioning like a robot. And every question thrown at me i answered like crazy. My professor just looked at me and was like: " wow, that was amazing. Perfect!!!!excellent!!!! you can work anywhere!!!".

I was totally shocked myself!!!!!

Anyways, finals are next week. And being studying like crazy. I haven't seen sunlight since yesterday. I'm definitely taking a walk around the block tomorrow and catch me some Vit D. :)

The count down is on for clinicals. End of semester numero tres is almost here, and with that is the end of the didactics portion of our program.

Guys, i'm so excited!!!! cant you tell? :-)

peace out
Going back to my studies now

Tuesday, April 12, 2011

Sorry for the long absence

Hey y'all so sorry for the long absence.


Where do i start????

First off, i got my clinical rotations. I'm so excited but i'll admit that i didn't get a couple of hospital that i wanted. But i'm happy with what i have. I wont be that miserable for the next year and half at least. I think...

Major major issues with one particular class. Class average is horrible. And this professor is just not getting it. Curving is only a partial solution. We need to learn the material. I swear, we literally end up teaching each other. If someone understands a concept really well, we all get together and explain these concepts to each other. I overheard people talking about going to the dean...lets see what happens.

The other classes are going well actually. No other issues with those. Everyone is learning and happy otherwise.

Remember way back when i told you about my classmate who wanted to get pregnant. We'll, it happened alright and it hasn't really been an easy road for her. I gave my honest advice but its a personal decision that i respect. Yeah, its been a little hard for her to keep up but we all chip in to help her out a bit (ie photocopy our notes when she's not feeling well).

Everyone is just so excited and looking forward to our new experiences in clinicals.