Quick Talk

Okay, I’m keeping this post short because I lowkey have a busy week coming up that I have to adequately prepare for. Plus I don’t really have much to say today.¬†ūüėÖ

I just got back from a great (and short) weekend spent with some undergrad fraternity brothers here in NC.¬†Our weekend started in downtown Charlotte and we ended up driving up thru the state as time went by, making pit stops in Pleasant Grove, Burlington and Greensboro before I finally got dropped off¬†today here in the good ol’ Dash city (Winston-Salem if you didn’t catch on). I probably have said this multiple times but it deserves to be said again; outside of the cities, North Carolina is country as fuhhhhh. Had a lot of fun with them boys tho…it was almost like¬†we were¬†in college again. Except the fact that we were in NC and not Miami. And that it was cold. And that I don’t know when I’ll see them again…

Schoolwise, we just finished our Population Epidemiology course for the year! It’s really not as exciting as I just made it sound but I figured it deserved to be said. However, it does serve as a reminder of how close I am to finishing my first year as a medical student. Crazy, just crazy. We’ve also been learning about how local anesthetics work, how the brain perceptualizes the environment around us and how it allows us to move on a regular basis. I’m telling you yo, the brain is freakin’ incredible. You most likely have no idea how much work goes into every single movement you make. From running a 5K to simply getting out of bed each morning, your brain has a complex series of sequences it goes thru in order to perform the actions you want to perform. And these sequences happen very quickly¬†at all times via the basal ganglia, the cerebellum, the brainstem, motor neurons, etc. Sheesh. It’s incredible¬†how much we take our bodies for granted on a daily basis. Learning everything I’m learning just continues to appreciate the¬†astounding marvel¬†that is the human body.

Kept it short, just like I promised. Now go on and make your week a phenomenal one!


¬† In the end, it’s not the years in your life that count. It’s the life in your years!

President Abraham Lincoln

– Black Man, M.D.

P.S: In regards to the test I was annoyed about last week, we actually ended up getting credit for the dropped questions if we answered them correctly after some back and forth with the course director. So I got myself a few more points.¬†ūüėé Still got a lower grade than my first Anatomy exam….but by only .10 of a point thooo!