|This man looks how I feel. Ironically, it's an image from a Migraine and Cluster Headache Clinic's website...|
I haven't gotten the grade back from the Neuro PBA, but that will probably take a week or two, since it's graded by third- and fourth-year medical students - all of whom are probably WAY busier than me. Next year has been sounding quite daunting recently. Right from the beginning of third year, we are scheduled on really loooong shifts at the hospital. Like, I'm talking 24-30+ hours long. While we won't really be doing as much as the residents and attendings, we will still be part of the team and trying to absorb everything going on around us. I'm very excited about it, but I can already tell from talking to other people that it's going to be an even bigger shift from the current (M2) year as the M2 year was from M1.
The current PBL (Problem Based Learning) Domain is Infectious Disease and Immunology, which means I've gotta dredge up a boatload of Microbiology that I hopefully have tucked away in some dark corner of my brain. B cells? T cells? Dendritic cells? Viruses? Yeah... It's going to take some reviewing to get back in the swing of things, but luckily that is why they give us all of this excellent time. My schedule this semester is actually working out pretty well. My weeks are heavily front-loaded, which means I'm absolutely slammed on Mondays and Tuesdays, but Wednesdays through Fridays are fairly light, schedule-wise, so I have the time I need to really delve into the material before the weekend hits. All right, back to it. Wish me luck.