Hey! This video is all about what it’s like to live in the Caribbean for medical school. I talk about housing options & cost of rent, campus life, transportation around the island, food, safety, and recreational activities. Did I miss anything? Leave a comment and let me know!
Hey guys! It has been a while again…as you can imagine, my second semester has been even busier than the last. This time around my courses include biochem, physiology, genetics, neurology, research methods, and a case-based learning seminar once a week. Just finished my second set of block exams for the semester and I can’t even imagine how the time flew by!
Coming back from the break was more difficult than I had anticipated. I had hoped to feel refreshed and ready to get back into things after my 10 days at home (I even managed to swing a trip down to Cali with the fam!) but when when my plane touched down, I couldn’t help but feel a wave of depression washing over me. I can’t put my finger on why exactly, but it felt very much like a system re-set, as if I was back to re-start all over again. It was like the previous 4 months had added up to nothing. It felt as though I had worked so hard to learn so many things over the last 4 months, only to start new courses about which I knew nothing. Of course, I was indeed moving forward in my medical education, however looking from the front of a new semester in medicine seemed so very daunting. Regardless of these feelings, I managed to pass the time with the help of friends who felt the same way, Friends (as in the actual TV show), and ice cold diet cokes by the pool. Continue reading
The count down has officially begun, I have only 11 more days in the city I’ve called home for the last 4 years!! My immigration documents have all been submitted and tuition has been paid…the last order of business to worry about is my upcoming anatomy/physiology final. July has been such a whirlwind of ups and downs – some days I’m ecstatic to start the next chapter of my life while others I feel so emotionally sensitive that I can barely keep it together at a dinner table with friends. Continue reading