Medical School – The Beginning

One of the best things about blogging is being able to look back on the milestone’s in my life and discern how far I’ve come as an individual. Tomorrow is the first day of Baylor Med’s orientation, so I took a chance to look back on a post I wrote four years ago describing my first day of undergrad. I’ve not really matured much since then. 😉

Tomorrow morning, the class of 2013 will begin our orientation (aka “Doctor Camp”) starting in the Piney Woods of East Texas. We’ll come back on Tuesday and have loads of paperwork to fill out later this week. Though the actual “first day of class” isn’t till August 3rd, I consider my break of 1 year, 2 months, and 10 days officially over as of… wait for it… today!

Last night, close to half our class was at the Lanesborough complex for another meet-and-greet. Though I haven’t had a chance to interact with everyone yet, I’m incredibly impressed with my classmates! It’s been so long since I’ve conversed with people outside my house, so the last two events I attended have been incredibly enjoyable.

A part of me wishes this journey could be put on hold, but a bigger part of me is ready to get it underway. It’s time to see how far my preparation will not take only me but the classmates who I collaborate with over the next four years.

There’s more room for “slacking” due to the newly instated pass/fail system, but I doubt this class will voluntarily accept being a blip in BCM’s reputation for stellar academic and clinical performance. The vibes I’m getting are great, and I hope I can quickly find my role in this class as I did in undergrad. 🙂

So without further ado, Baylor Med… here we come!

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  1. Dude, I really liked the first day of undergrad post better! I know, I know! As a doctor, one has to be serious and mature but the undergrad post really made me laugh! Don’t leave that Rishi buried forever! You are a Libra, like me right? Balance it!

    …but, seriously (my best poker-face on), congratulations on starting this new journey. It is awesome to be challenged to the nth degree and still come out victorious. May your learning be quick and may the application help many. Don’t forget about the little people like me. Lol (I guess the poker-face ended with the “Lol”)!

  2. HOORAY!!! I too have mixed feelings. While I wish I had more time to relax this summer, relaxing breaks has never really been my style anyway 😀 Let’s start the next chapter and begin our journey to earning the MD!


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