I just finished cooking dinner, and I have about 45 minutes until tonight’s orientation event starts, so I thought it would be a good time to update everyone.
|Day 1 of Medical School Orientation!|
Orientation week has been pretty great so far. On Monday morning, we completed the rest of our “housekeeping” list, which included getting our IDs and making sure everything else was good to matriculate. We were split into groups according to last names, so after lunch it was my group’s turn to complete the BLS/CPR training. I had a great instructor who really made sure we knew our stuff though, so when it was time for the exam, I passed with flying colors. After that was completed, we were free to leave, and I made it back home a few minutes after my daughter. I forgot to mention that on Sunday night, my wonderful guy drove in from New Orleans, and having him here to help out with my daughter in the afternoons has been a huge relief. It even gave me the opportunity to go out on Monday night to the karaoke event put on by the student council. That was a lot of fun, and I really enjoyed getting to know my classmates (who are pretty much all awesome, btw). I even somehow ended up singing “No Scrubs” and an N’Sync song with a few of them lol.
Tuesday was a free day for the DO students, so I spent the day shopping and hanging out with my guy. There are a few other parents in the class, so I also planned an event at an indoor playground yesterday afternoon, and we all had a lot of fun with our kids and getting to know each other. The orientation event that was planned for the students yesterday evening was the Atlanta Brave’s baseball game, but I was so tired after the kid event, that I decided to give away my ticket to another student. I’m glad I did because it really allowed me to relax a little last night.
|Halfway through Orientation Week!|
As for today, orientation was long! We started breakfast at 8am, and then from 9-11:30 we sat in a lecture hall and listened to introductions from representatives from both the Philadelphia and Georgia campus. One of the things I love about my school is how it feels like one big family, and the administration really works hard to keep it this way. We had about a two hour break for lunch, so I ate some free food on campus, but then I came home to relax for a bit. After that we were back in the lecture hall for three hours of more talks. I think the final presentation was based on understanding different feelings and people, but it incorporated animals into the examples given, so it was very interesting. I’m not going to lie though, I was so happy that it ended early! Sitting in class from 8-5 is definitely something that I’m not used to yet, so I’m somewhat glad we’re starting it this week so that it won’t be a huge shock when we actually start classes next week.
Tomorrow we will pretty much be doing the same thing as today, but I will be a little more prepared for it. Tonight’s event is at Dave & Buster’s though, so I’m about to go have some fun!