Hope Everyone is having a great week!
This week is off to a sleep-deprived start! Although Monday was
a school holiday (sweet), we have 2 midterms Tuesday (E&M
cervicals and Medical Genomics) and one Thursday (Pathology
I feel pretty good about all the midterms. I've been preparing
hard and we have a bunch of good study guides from past trimester
students that have been passed down that help IMMENSELY.
My sister and me.
One great perk about making lots of friends in your trimester
(my no-brainer Tip of the Day) is that information sharing becomes
life saving, at least for me. I'm HISTORICALLY a TERRIBLE note
taker. I'm also the equivalent of a 5th grader with class
organizational skills. Every trimester I buy notebooks, folders,
open a Google calendar... bla bla bla; it doesn't work for me.
After 2 weeks, my notes are literally closer in relation to a
tornado than my backpack. And for reasons that aren't yet clear, it
WORKS for me? Sad. Monk (TV show) just rolled in his
This Friday, in our Diet and Nutrition class, we have a
'design-your-own lifting supplement' project. I LOVE this project.
In fact, I've been working with a manufacturer on just that! Over
the past trimester or two I've been teasing the idea of starting a
side business that leverages the success I had with the rapid body
redesign case study I did last February (gained 20 lbs. of muscle
in 30 days). I digress.
This project will be fun and it gives me another opportunity to
become better at public speaking (we are presenting). In case you
don't know this about me, I'm always looking for ways to 'increase
my comfort bubble'. The more you challenge your limits, the less
you sweat the stuff that used to put a roof on your potential. As a
future doctor, one of my goals is to be a very effective public
speaker. Why? Our society places a disproportionate emphasis on
"talking equals knowledge". Whenever someone is in front of the
room, people assume he's the smartest guy in the room on that
particular subject. Subconsciously, you do this. You respect it.
You also realize that there's probably dozens of people who are
smarter than that person on any given day, but today this person is
the 'content expert'. Instead of hating, why not just learn how the
game is played and employ them in your favor? My .02.
Take care till next week,