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Last Day of Block 7a

In retrospect, yesterday was one of the longest days I’ve had this year. I slept a total of fifteen minutes the night before trying to cram as many last-minute details as possible for the hematology/oncology exam, but the hard part was trying to buy time from after the exam till one of the end-of-block parties. Since there was no reason to drive home an hour just to come back to the medical center, I had to stay around school.

5:03 – 6:40 am – spent driving to school (my longest commute ever) because of a flashing red light at a major intersection

7 – 8:00 am – cramming drug names and side effects for the exam

8 – 8:30 am – donuts, kolaches, orange juice… 馃檪

8:30 – 10:00 am – hematology/oncology final exam

Now here’s where the process of burning time begins.

10 – 11:00 am – foosball and billiards in the gameroom

11 – 12:00 pm – basketball at the BCM gym

12:05 – 12:20 pm – met with neuro faculty member and inquired about details regarding this Friday’s interview schedule

12:20 – 3:30 pm – played a lot more foosball, watched TV, ate lunch, helped an MS1 with her computer issues, started drafting replies for e-mails I received during the last week, learned about Apple’s new iPod lineup, etc.

3:50 pm – spent time at Rice Village

5:00 – 5:45pm – went back to BCM with the intention of using the bball courts. The badminton club had something going on, so I went to play more foosball.

There’s only so much you can do running on fumes before you give in and go home. So I did. 馃榾 I missed the parties at the end of blocks 5 and 6, so I didn’t feel too bad. Went home and shot some hoops in the backyard instead.

In other news, I’m really looking forward to interviewing Baylor Med applicants beginning this Friday! I spent some of the morning generating questions, but all in all, I hope the interviewees find their session with me to be incredibly laid back and productive. 馃檪

I have five days off before beginning block 7b (respiratory and renal), so here’s hoping I make the most of it!


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