|Less than a month to go until I'm officially a medical student!!!!
Yesterday my school held a friends and family event for its incoming students, and I was happily in attendance. I had planned on attending this alone, since we were told that children weren’t allowed, but my S.O. drove from New Orleans and surprised me with a visit on Sunday, so I brought him along.
The event only lasted about three hours, with the first hour consisting of walking around different table set-ups. There were quite a few tables that had local restaurants in the area (and free food!), tables with information about a few on-campus organizations, and there were even local apartment representatives, dentists, and other community representatives available to help make the transition a little easier. It was also during this time that I met a current medical student, who is also a single mother as well. I had the chance to speak to her about what her schedule is like and how she manages raising a child while attending school full-time. It was definitely reassuring hearing that it is doable from someone in similar shoes as myself. During the second hour, we were taken into a lecture hall and given a presentation on financial aid and the resources that are available to students. There was also a bit of an ice-breaker game where we went around the room with introductions and answered questions based off the color on our name tags. My favorite part was the final hour where we were given a tour of the school. We were originally given a tour during the interview, but it did not include the anatomy lab. We finally got a chance to tour the anatomy lab this time, although we weren’t able to see the cadavers due to patient privacy issues. Being in there really made me excited for classes to start. I just hope I don’t lose the excitement once I’m knee deep in anatomy lab, LOL!
Overall, it was a good event and I had the chance to meet a few of my classmates in person. I also brought home a goodie bag full of free stuff ranging from t-shirts to some really cool Netter’s Anatomy playing cards, so I was extra happy. Orientation is only three weeks away, but I’m already starting to feel like a member of the PCOM family J
|The coolest deck of playing cards ever!!!!