Pre-Orientation Get Together
Around 40-50 of my future Baylor Med classmates went to Two Rows restaurant in Rice Village for a “meet and greet” event yesterday evening. We shared stories regarding our undergrad, where we grew up, what we aspire to pursue in medical school, concerns, etc. When I found us still standing around in spite of the tables/chairs having been ready for twenty minutes, I knew this class would be interesting. 🙂 Just a quick glance across the room showed how culturally diverse we are, and after conversing with many of them, our life experiences are even more so.
So Murphy’s Law (modified for Houston, of course) states that when you want the weather to cooperate… it won’t. Such was the case yesterday. It hadn’t rained that hard with so much lightning/thunder in weeks. Our tables were covered, but outside nevertheless, so some of us were pretty drenched from the wind-assisted downpour.
After dinner, we went bar-hopping. Don’t really know if visiting only two bars counts as “hopping”, but I’m not one to judge since it was my first time. 😀 Being the “noob” that I am, I didn’t realize that I would need my ID, so I had to run back to my car to grab the thing before they would let me in. We mingled for a while, met a couple of second year students, then went across the street to Little Woodrows where it was much quieter. Soon after, I departed looking forward to next week’s get together. 🙂
I learned two things last night. First, I’m going to really enjoy the next four years with these classmates. Second, Facebook has an impeccable influence on first impressions. If you’re Facebook friends for more than three months before actually meeting, you act like you’ve known each other forever, lol.