I made it through the first day (of bootcamp so technically the first day of med school but also not really the “first” day)! Just a brief view at how my day went:
7AM – Rise and shine
7:30AM – Went to the gym (lol, we’ll see how long I can keep this up)
9AM – Lecture started with going through our HEFTY syllabus for the semester
11:30AM – Got a mini rundown of what our first block is going to look like. I’m super pumped to start learning, or rather relearning in-depth, immunology with a side of pathology
12:30PM – Enjoyed my slightly overdone chicken and pasta ):
1:30PM – Tech overview
3:30PM – Learned how to operate a “graphical tool to promote high levels of cognitive performance” and got a rude awakening by biochemistry
5:30PM – Celebrated the end of the first day over drinks
8PM – Work (gotta work hard to play hard I guess)
I LOVED biochemistry in college so it was great to start off med school with something I was somewhat familiar with. But at the same time, I had also forgotten just how much of that biochem knowledge I had lost. What’s more shocking, everything shown in the picture above HAPPENS IN OUR BODY (ISN’T THAT WILD?!?!?). Looking at the map reminded me just how amazing the body is and made me that much more excited to learn as much as I can. Medicine is like an instruction manual for the greatest machine in existence, the human body. And this is one manual that I intend to read cover to cover (even if new info is constantly being pumped out).
For anyone interested in viewing the Pathways of Human Metabolism without the use of a magnifying glass, it’s super exciting so you’re def missing out if you don’t click the link!
Today has been a good day and I’m actually excited to do work (never thought I would say that).