End of Orientation – Beginning of School

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This past Friday was our last and probably shortest day of orientation. We began the day by having our TB tests read and then proceeded to the lecture hall for a rundown of Baylor Med’s preclinical curriculum. We played around with our iClickers, had a Q&A session with some upperclassmen, learned some embarrassing facts about our classmates, and ultimately enjoyed a pizza lunch with our PRN group. Lunch was held in the “quad”, an area where we’ll be meeting with our mentors (who we also met on Friday) once a month as they guide on a path to success.

Over the past few days, I’ve been battling some bug which seems to throw a curveball every single day. Wednesday evening, I came home dead tired with sneezing fits. a headache, and a fever. Thursday, the night sweats and chills set in. Friday was more of the same. Saturday brought a runny nose and distorted hearing. And today, a productive cough. So much for using this weekend to “recover.” 🙁 To make matters worse, a lot of my classmates are also sick just before we start class.

I had a chance to browse through tomorrow’s lecture material, and quite frankly, I’m beyond excited! It’s just that in this sick/feverish/lethargic condition, I don’t feel like doing anything but sleeping. Not exactly the best mentality to have going into the first day of medical school, is it? 😀

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