Annnnnd just like that, spring break is over.
Time to get back to the grind. I may feel refreshed and prepared to start this new block of material waiting ahead for me, but that doesn’t mean that I want to start. I wouldn’t be mad if we were handed another week off from school, but that’s just me. But alas, I’m back from my fun-filled vacation in Miami and have no choice but to accept what’s ahead of me. As I said last week, I have no idea what to expect…which is probably why the school is making us attend a mandatory ‘Intro to Neuroscience’ lecture tomorrow morning. Can’t be mad though because it starts at 10 AM, which is golden.
I have a feeling that Neuroscience will be just as intriguing as it will be difficult, but after over seven months of rafting through the raging waters of med school, I feel that I’ll be ready to tackle just about anything thrown at me. I lowkey wouldn’t be surprised if we start getting flashbacks from the head & neck section of anatomy during this block. I’m moreso excited to learn about the clinical aspects of Neuroscience such as stroke, depression, personality disorders, and anxiety. I’m also looking forward to learning how different drugs interact with the brain and exploring the mechanisms that produce the clinical results that we’re all familiar with. I’ve always been interested in things like that, to the extent where I would go on Wikipedia as a high school/college student and look up all kinds of mechanisms only to find myself completely lost thanks to my then-limited knowledge of the body. So to sum it up, I’m definitely looking forward to what this block has to offer even if it just looks like a hazy mist of uncertainty right now.
Well I don’t have much to say beyond that right now. My previous post was probably my longest post yet, so I don’t feel too bad about cutting this one short. I had an awesome spring break catching up with many old friends, spending time with my girlfriend, appreciating the warmth of South Florida, going to the beach for the first time in in almost ten months, marveling at the palm trees, partying, sleeping, etc, etc, etc. I almost feel like this will be my last spring break since I’ll be getting ready for Step 1 around this time next year…
However as long as I keep the quote below in mind, I feel that I’m gonna be alright.
“Never let the future disturb you. You will meet it, if you have to, with the same weapons of reason which today arm you against the present.” – Marcus Aurelius
– Black Man, M.D.
P.S. I have no idea how I ended up on the Wake Forest School of Medicine site, or how this picture was taken…I don’t even remember a camera being in the room 😅