Sunday, August 9, 2009

Bicycle Transportation

We've only had three days of class and I already feel behind in my work. Between previewing lecture notes, reviewing lecture notes and reading the texts, I seriously wonder if I will have enough time to do anything else. At least getting to and from school will now be beneficial in relieving some of that stress. Check out my new wheels!

Scheduling Overload

Somewhere between the end of first year and the start of second year I lost a lot of important information mentally. As we cover certain subjects again, I can feel that sense of lost recognition. The professors certainly did not wait to open the flood gates and started in full force. After pharmacology and pathology were introduced, I felt my time would be well occupied. But it didn't stop there, they tacked on behavioral medicine, medical microbiology/immunology, clinical systems, osteopathic manipulative medicine (OMM), and objective structured clinical exams (OSCE).

On top of all that, I plan to squeeze in time for work-study in the anatomy lab, tutoring, several interest groups of which I'm an officer for two, and act as a "big sib" to a couple of the first year students. I smell burnout in the near future.

Stress and Anxiety Relief

In an effort to reduce some stress and use my time efficiently, I purchased a great bike at a great price thanks to Craig's List. Last year, I was in the worst shape of my life due to classroom inactivity. I'm hoping this year will be different. Amid the busy schedule, I don't see a whole lot of time for exercise and plan to ride my new bike to school instead of taking the car. Surprisingly, it takes almost the same amount of time to travel due to an abundance of traffic lights. At least this way I will be getting some movement into my otherwise sweat-less chair routine and burning useless calories in the process.


  1. Hey, I'm headed to Med School and appreciate your blog. Giving me lots of helpful info. Thanks! And nice bike.


  2. It's great to hear from you Kimberly. I wish you the best, you'll love it. Let me know if there is anything in particular you are looking for.


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