End of Block 1
Today was my first exam in medical school. Wow. And it’s finally over! Here’s how the exam was broken down for you curious Internet goers.
8:30 to 11:30 AM – 125 multiple choice questions with around six short answer questions (80% of the grade)
1:00 to 2:05 PM – histology (20 slides at 3 minutes a piece, 10% of grade)
2:40 to 4:05 PM – gross anatomy (95 stations, 15 of which were “rest stops”, one minute a piece, 10% of the grade)
First of all, let it be known that I was highly disgusted by the anatomy practical. Not because it was difficult, but simply because trapezius was not pinned anywhere in the whole darn thing. My beloved trapezius… oh how I missed thee. 😉
After finishing the exam, I went to my undergrad institution (30 minutes from Baylor) and had a chance to talk about my block experiences with one of the professors who was undoubtedly a positive influence in my education. Her son also attends Baylor and is almost finishing up, so we had a really good “catch up” conversation.
Now I’m sitting in one of the study rooms on the 4th story awaiting an “End of Block” party my classmates put together at a bar in Midtown. Apparently, this bar will only be open for my class (ie, no random people will be there), so that in itself is pretty nifty. Though I don’t drink, I enjoy seeing my classmates take on an alternate persona in their tipsy/drunk form. 😀
Block 2 starts on Monday, and my birthday is coming up this Friday, so I’ve got a lot of enjoying to do before another four weeks of school.