This post is actually to talk a bit about my classes this semester - specifically Analytical Chemistry. For those that don't know, my classes started this past Wednesday. I'm enrolled in Biochemistry I (no lab for me!) and Analytical Lab (w/3-hour lab) for a total of seven credits. Almost all of my class time falls in the mornings, leaving me free to work evenings.
"Wait though," you might say. "Why are you taking Analytical Chemistry?? That has NOTHING to do with medical school!" And you know what?
You'd be right to say that.
After going through all these classes in preparation for med school, I realized that after taking Biochem I and II, I would only need another class/lab chemistry combo to tack on a bachelor's in Chemistry. The class needed to be above a 311-level course, which meant it had to be either Physical Chemistry (aka the infamous "P-Chem" - basically the Chemist's version of Quantum Theory, but slightly less difficult) or Analytical Chemistry. When I asked my old advisor about the difficulty of the class, he responded, "Oh yeah, that's one of the easiest Chem. classes we have!"
Sometimes, I have trouble detecting sarcasm when I'm not expecting it. I understand this about myself, so to make sure, I asked him, "Are you being sarcastic?" He assured me that no, he wasn't.
Now that I picture his face, I think he had a slight smirk tugging at the corner of his mouth.
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