Today was my first “real” day of medical school. We had lectures on introductory histology (preparing a sample for microscopy), the cytoskeleton (microtubules, microfilaments, and intermediate filaments), and the anatomy of the shoulder.
After lecture, I made a genuine attempt to do something which I convinced myself would be next to impossible – studying on campus. After an hour or two of failed studying, I decided to beat traffic and head home. Come to find out, on the drive back, I remembered a lot of stuff I read. I remembered the muscles in the rotator cuff… the bones of the shoulder… the way we abduct our arms… and so on. This feeling of realization was familiar territory. In undergrad, I spent my commutes encoding a lot of the information I recently studied and committing it to memory. 🙂
Well tomorrow is the first day of gross anatomy lab. Finally getting a chance to delve into the wonders of the human body thanks to the noble sacrifice of an individual who has passed on. The deans and professors stressed that these cadavers are the true “teachers” of anatomy, and I wholeheartedly agree.
Now I’m having trouble keeping my eyes open, so it’s time to wrap up some last minute studying and proceed to sleep on it.