Sunday, September 21, 2008

Update from Brian

Well, now that I actually have some free time I thought I'd give everyone a little update on my life at school. We just finished our first module (Principles of Medicine) with two full days of exams last Thursday and Friday. It was a lot harder than I anticipated, and I'm still waiting to find out how I did. It was definitely a humbling experience--at the beginning of the term I thought I'd probably coast through the first few months of medical school, thanks to my background in health care. However, I learned that it does not matter what your background is... medical school is going to be tough anyway! Now I'm just hoping that I passed all of my exams! I'm confident that I did, but still, I can't be certain until my exam scores are released. The good news is that most of my classmates felt the same way I did about the exams. They say that trying to learn everything in medical school is like trying to drink water from a fire hose... I would say that's pretty accurate. They admit that it's impossible to know everything, but we are still held accountable for it.

Tomorrow we start our next module (Musculoskeletal). I anticipate I'll have a slight advantage over my classmates in this department, but then again, after what I experienced the first six weeks of school I'm not going to slack off in my studies.

One thing I still can't stand here is the heat. I don't like it. It makes me feel tired and lazy for one thing, plus whenever I drive my car in the afternoon I can't even grip the steering wheel. Thank goodness I don't have leather seats!

By the way, I'd like to take this opportunity to update some information on the previous post: as it turns out, Jason did not eat deer poop. It was a clump of dirt from what I understand... but I still don't know why Jason would eat that. Oh well, I remember doing strange things as a kid, too (and don't you dare mention any of those, MOM)!

Anyway, I just wanted everyone to know that I'm having lots of fun learning how to be a physician (even though studying all day isn't that much fun)--it's really a lot of fun when we discuss various cases as a small group and come up with diagnoses and treatments. This is really a great school and I'm proud to be a part of it!


Linda said...

Keep up the hard work Brian and I won't tell anybody about the weird things you did as a young boy!

Brian Grimwood said...

Thanks! :P

Linda said...

You are welcome!