Friday, January 21, 2011

Spring Course Count Down.....School is just around the corner......

Hi all,
I am patiently anticipating doing a great job this semester.  With a renewed determination.  I can hardly wait to get going.  THIS IS YOUR LIIIIFFFEE......Remember that show from the 50's or 60's (can't remember).  I used to be a person that had low self esteem and a bunch of insecurities.....ALL GONE....Praise the Lord....Just because of his grace and nothing more.  No work of my own.  

When I was younger, I used to think that Medical Education and the process leading up to med school was a long tedious one.  This at first seemed daunting.  But as an adult, I am glad that it 
is not a quick process because I can gage my progress with milestones along the way. And as an adult with real life professional experiences, I have so much more to offer as opposed to someone fresh out of college.  I think the kind of determination that is required is solidified along the way as you continue on this process to MD and beyond. 

Monday, January 10, 2011

2 Weeks away from Spring 2011 classes

2 more weeks and back to studying.  I'll admit that I feel the most empowered to study when I'm at the library though.  I have found that being in an environment conducive of studying feels natural.  I read something interesting on regarding the decision to stay on campus a few days a week in med school and a few days a week at home.  I think it is a great idea.  There was a med student who was a wife and a mom.  She saw that the time she required to study in med school was limited at home so she was smart enough to take extra loans to pay for on-campus housing that she used 4-5 days a week.  Let's just be frank....MED SCHOOL IS NOT A JOKE.  Study time required is enormous....It's been said that the work its self is not hard but the sheer volume is what makes it challenging.  I can only imagine that coupled with the fact that they are advanced science concepts that require more uninterrupted concentration.  Given my current situation...SOUNDS LIKE A DEAL FOR ME.....INFACT, I LOVE IT....  The thing that makes school hard as an mom and wife is the NEVER ENDING RESPONSIBILITY......I also know that anyone serious can do well if they have adequate time to study and less outside pressure and stress.  

 I really enjoy my quiet time at the library because it helps me focus on me and restrategize when necessary.  I have learned a few things about myself last year.  I require additional time to study for things that may take longer to comprehend or things that are new or may present challenges... This may require more planning.

Tuesday, January 4, 2011

Okay...Time for a Science talk...Biology and G-Chem or Physics and Organic-Chem

I believe that taking G-Chem and Physics works better and Bio and O-Chem.  It has been debated whether Bio and G-Chem have a more natural flow....My experience with physics seems more closely knit to GChem as opposed to GChem and Bio.  That's just my humble opinion.  I am really working on math weaknesses right now.  I have felt crippled at times by math in the past.

All I remember is that growing up, I really enjoyed math and one day a teacher (the great discouragers) really made me fearful of math by discouragement.  I don't know it's crazy.  Anyway I am determined to make it my strength as opposed to a weakness.  I am in absolute love with biochemistry and Biology.  But Biochemistry makes me feel empowered ( I secretly enjoy analytical things).  I love to think on the functionality and complex flow of metabolic pathways....AWESOME.....

Biochem makes me want to do academic medicine one day.  Or if I could just teach a class at the undergrad or grad level that would be great.  I think that's why I enjoyed software development so much.  It was always interesting because of the analytical skill that is required to compile code and write software programs...Still love it today even though I am pursuing medicine.  I NEED CONSTANT INTELLECTUAL STIMULATION TO STAY INTERESTED.......HELP IS THAT ADD?????

Monday, January 3, 2011

New Motivation to complete Med Schoool Prereq's in 2011

Well 2011 is finally here..... My expectation are real.  I am soooooo excited about what this year has in store..I wil be much further along this year....I needed to learn how to minimize stress and anxiety in 2010.  I figured out what my hinderances were.  

Hinderances can do alot of harm to your progress.  They can work on your self esteem and injure your hope..... I have found that they come in the form of people most of the time.  Better to shed off the dream killers and go forward.  It is better be with people of like mindedness.  

Most people don't understand the passion associated with being a doctor or going back to school at the age of 40plus to get into Medical School.  Many people see the hard work and dedication and think, that it's not worth it or it is too expensive or it is too late.  But infact, the sacrifice is well worth it.  I feel like it is an amazing time and I am privileged to be apart of this time.  Can't relive the last 20 years but I can make the next 20 better and accomplish more.

I was a person that had many obstacles to overcome when I was younger and yet God made it possible to accomplish my greatest goal of becoming a doctor.  Well Gotta take my son to school now....I promise to write more later.  I really like blogging my thoughts..