12 August 2007

week 1 mileage

this year, in an ingenious fit of inspiration, mwms decided to give all the incoming first-year students a survey to complete during the first four weeks of school. the concept is to calculate "the number of hours spent in studying the following subjects for the next four weeks" and then submit the form "anonymously" so that the administration can get a sense of how much students are studying. the first week of school they technically dubbed "week 0," so we began calculating this week (who starts counting from 0, i don't know...how can a week be 0?!?!?). for those readers interested in knowing what the life of a medical student is like, prepare to be amazed....

week 1 mileage:
time spent in class, labs and lectures: 25 hours
independent study (i.e. study time outside of class) for clinical exam (ce) course: 0.5 hours
independent study for osteopathic principles & practices (opp) course: 1 hour
independent study for anatomy: 35.5 hours
medical appointments/sessions: 5 hours
legitimate exercise: 1 hour
time spent reassuring classmates: endless

the big question: did i study enough to pass tomorrow's anatomy exam? who knows?


j.p. said...

when i read your "mileage" to Jak the other day, he looked at me quizically and said, "there aren't that many hours in a week, are there?"

so i'd love to talk with you sometime, but judging by your posts, school seems rather all consuming right now. so if you do have time, email me to let me know when, and i'll give you a call. otherwise, at least keep posting, so we know you're surviving.

student dr. blaze said...

the study book i bought (to help me study better) says that there are 168 hours in a week. i personally think that little elves come and steal a few when i'm not paying close enough attention.

alas, i will likely be insane until anatomy is over (~Oct. 15), but if i can, i'll try to call before then. hope you're doing well. post something, dagnabit! ;-)

a little disclaimer...

i'm a medical student. just a student. so please, don't take anything i say too seriously. remember that i was an english literature major as an undergrad, so there is much fiction to be found in these pages. do you think i'm telling a story about you or your illness? more likely, you're tapping into my sense of "everyman"--that is, your story resonates with what i write here because it's not so uncommon after all. need help? please, please go see your physician. <--i'm not her. yet. ;-)