It feels like I just took an ochem test, but I have to take another one next week. This next one coming up on Tuesday will be over chapters 10 and 11 of McMurry. I have to do stellar to get an A in the class. Otherwise, I can get mid-50s on the next two tests and safely get a B.The pressure is on.
For describing myself as someone who never did well in lab before this premedical journey, I’m now whizzing through all the organic chemistry lab work. I have a host of lab techniques now under my belt, and that feels great. I’ve been getting fairly fast at labs and am one of the first ones done. I’ve also been doing well on the lab reports. The last one, I got a “10″ when other people in my class bombed it. However, I’ve still got a lot to learn and I wish that I could do better on the actual tests.
It looks like we will get to observe some surgeries utilizing the DaVinci robot through the Math and Science Society. Robot hysterectomies here we come! I’m having a lot of fun through this club. It’s a perfect combination of community service with geeky goodness. We are planning to go to California for our “big” field trip. Yay for Cali and yay for my lab lover…er lab partner for suggesting that we go there.
I’ve been narrowing my school list down for applying this spring. Right now, I have 4 MD and 7 DO schools selected based on my GPA, location, tuition, family friendliness, and so forth. There are so many good schools out there.
Work has been cray cray, literally. I could barely keep up last week with transferring our psychiatric patients out of the ER to other facilities since we don’t have a pediatric psych unit. I hope this week is less chaotic.
D1 has been working on writing his name and some numbers. He’s terrible at printing but can do anything on the iPod or computer. D2 has been talking more at daycare, and D3 just gets cuter by the day (or at least I think so). I’m also maybe halfway done with my Christmas shopping, and I’m looking forward to spending Thanksgiving with my family and in-laws next week.