Today was my last day of classes. Of this semester. Of my academic career.
buuuut I have 3 finals and 2 papers left.
THEN I’M OFF TO ROTATIONS. GAME FACE.
It’s been unreal. My last two classes ever. And what were they? Strangely, a drug abuse lecture in therapeutics, and my substance abuse elective. Side by side. I’m finishing off my academic career with a theme.
We celebrated with India Garden in Broad Ripple and trying to get ahead on some kinetics homework. There is nothing more satisfying than a good Indian buffet and finishing final assignments early. Now it’s just… the big stuff. Like our 4 semester cumulative therapeutics final on Monday. But after all we’ve been through? Seems easy enough!
I am a P3 pharmacy student and it is the end of April.
That means I’m in my last academic semester and it is very important that I keep track of all of my “lasts.”
I turned in my last cluster exam last week–therapeutics–in the late afternoon on Wednesday. It was one of those exams where there were a lot of topics and none of them were very difficult. I answered each question with this sense of “Yeah! I know this!” Or maybe it was “I didn’t study this topic enough to know I don’t know this so, sure! This is the answer!”
(It went fine by the way.)
So as I hand in my 18th and final cluster scantron, the proctor tells me I have to fully mark in the test form (you’ll know what I’m talking about if you’ve ever taken a scantron–and if not, it’s as basic as writing your name).
All I could think was: “MAN, THIS AIN’T MY FIRST RODEO.”
But I did as I was told and fixed my bubble-mark. But geez! I should be a scantron pro at this point!
I guess I forgot to mention this what with spring break and all, but I got my rotations schedule!
I’m starting off at the Cincinnati VA with ambulatory care and critical care, so I’m excited to get two REALLY DIFFERENT experiences back to back. And it’ll be fun to crash with my parents for two months.
Then I’m back in Indy at a Kroger for a month doing the community thing, and after that I’ll be in Avon at an underserved clinic. After that I’m back at grand old Butler to do a public health research/academic rotation with Dr. Ryder!
I finish my long stint strong with a general medicine rotation at Indy’s VA and then I’m at my retail home, Marsh! Luckily after all of that I get a long break from Thanksgiving until New Year’s and thennn.
INFECTIOUS DISEASE AAHHHH. Then a month off. Back on the road where I finish all of my rotations with back to back psych rotations, one here at Community North and the other at the Cinci VA!
Anyway this video is exactly how I feel with this month wrapping up.
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I know at this point in the semester things really start to get hectic…
Wait, what am I saying? It’s only been four days since spring break! Argh, let me finish my thought anyway.
My point is, I started off this semester feeling super overwhelmed and you would think as the semester went on, I would cross things off of my to-do list and start to feel a little better. Even in the face of the last semester scramble.
NAH. THINGS ARE SCRAMBLIN’.
I have a sticky note of death on this computer that has all of my projects lined up and while I’m knocking out two big ones in the next 10 days, it doesn’t make me feel better. I have a quiz in between them and another assignment due. Oh and a presentation on Tuesday I kind of forgot about until about a minute ago.
One second I’m going to crawl under my desk and pretend like nobody can find me.
So Friday is yet another work day and I’m going to put the pedal to the metal in order to fully enjoy the Butler game Saturday. FOR THE DAAAWGS!
A few weeks ago, Butler got a two hour delay on a day I had no classes. The last winter storm was nothing but some rain. And now when we get some legitimate snowfall, it all stops in the middle of the night! COME ON, SATURN.
At least the snow’s pretty.
Except it’s all supposed to melt in the next couple of days. I guess that’s okay–I forgot it was March and oh-em-gee we have Spring Break on Friday. So sunshine and beach towels, ahoy?
I KIND OF LIKE THE SNOW.
Oh, surprise ending–my new phone does not have a potato-grade camera!
Small note: my phone has this photo auto correct that’s making my hair look super weird. I did just dye it on Sunday but it is NOT THAT COLOR.
If I look like a wreck it’s because we’re about to go into a kinetics exam that would ruin the rest of our day.
Two “winter storms” have rolled through, pouring ice over our fair city.
Then temperatures above freezing have just obliterated all sense of urgency about the whole thing and it’s really just not been all that intense.
I STILL SEE GRASS.
Just to prove that we leave the house for things other than class/work, we went across the street to Target.
And found these awful decorations.
First of all, that’s a giant “vintage” butterfly plastered onto a lampshade. And apparently anything remotely “vintage” looking can be embroidered onto anything and it can get sold in Targets nationwide. Sigh.
At least Curtis found these amazing Sylvester Stallone-in-the-movie-Cobra(?)-sunglasses.
ALSO my “happy clusters and belated birthday” package of stuff I ordered came today so I’m contented. Now for a long and arduous weekend of staring at my laptop and hoping I can retain at least a shred of information about pharmacy law and oncology.
One: I quote The Other Guys on the daily. (Mark Wahlberg, o.m.g.)
Two: I’ve decided the week before clusters is officially the worst time ever. So many assignments and things due. And just no time to study! Someone on Tumblr perfectly encapsulated this week in a set of Star Trek gifs from an episode that Curtis called “the weirdest ever.”
“6-8 page group paper due on the most boring topic possible – formulary medications!”
“Top 100 drug test and pharmacy law midterm are at 8:00 AM and 11:00 AM the Friday of clusters!”
“Oh and your elective classes still meet during clusters and have outrageous reading assignments. HAVE FUN.”
My weekend has started so I’m getting a head start … ish. I have to get my Basic Life Support certification on Monday which means doing the online course and whatnot. I reached that point where basic life support is super blasé. Should I be worried?
Update: I think the snow has started?
Update: I have had all the paraphernalia out to paint my nails for going on 5 days and I have made no gains at actually doing it.
We’re getting closer and closer to mid-semester and it cannot go by fast enough. We’ll be getting our rotations schedules in a matter of weeks. I’m excited but also ready to move on from these classes! I’m behind on lectures (I’m discovering oncology is so not my thing), and I need to get all of my notes together for pharmacy law because that midterm is coming up too.
I always have a rough spring semester! ALWAYS!
AT LEAST SOMEONE IS HAVING FUN.
Winter Storm Q? As in, the Quartermaster from James Bond?
Just wondering, meteorologists.
The icing began here around 7pm and I had to drive home in it. Luckily nothing was getting too slick yet, but you can never be sure how people are going to react. I wanted to drive as slow as possible, because let’s be real, if my Camry bites it then I’m going to have a hard time commuting to campus.
Fortunately everyone was super cool driving and everyone went slow and carefully. You never know around these parts! Maybe it’s because I’m from Ohio though.
According to what I’ve heard, we may get 1-1.5” of ICE and then another couple of inches of snow. I don’t have class tomorrow but Butler is kicking around the idea of a delay. So I’m crossing my fingers for all you people who have class! Me, I’m not leaving my house because I have no less than 5 assignments and a ton of catching up on lectures to do.
Did I mention I’m writing a group paper on fidaxomicin? It’s riveting, let me tell you.
I’m taking the Drugs and Addictions elective, and I unknowingly almost gave up the Internet as my addiction for the rest of the semester.
Our objective yesterday was to come up with an addiction. The only thing I could really think of was that I’m on the computer all the time checking sites and doin’ stuff and I was like “always with the Internet, man.” So I wrote down Internet and turned in my notecard. Then we were informed we had to give up what we wrote down for the REST OF THE SEMESTER!
I really couldn’t think of any other addiction. I mean I really like Mexican food but I don’t eat it every day. I like sweets too, but we don’t keep enough around that it would make me want to give it up. Fast food too. But again, more of a bad habit than something I do every day or more than 2 times a week. So I had to come up with something to give up without … breaking the rest of the semester.
Au revoir, Facebook.
And I’m going to limit my time on other sites like Tumblr because I do spend a lot of time on it. But did you know there are like a million fan blogs for Ryan Gosling, Bruce Springsteen, and Christoph Waltz? This is hard you guys!
(Cathryn you’re super weird WHO IN THE WORLD IS CHRISTOPH WALTZ? he’s on SNL this week, HE IS A REAL CELEBRITY, GAWSH.)