It is October 25th, 2016. I am sitting on my bed, trying to decide, how to start this whole thing. It is not really the 1st day of my studies and this week in university hasn’t been much different than any other, however, if I have made such a big decision, I really want that there would be something to look back after the 6 intense, interesting, hard and super crazy years, and, yes, I am talking about the 6 years of my life I am going to spend in medical school.
My name is Patricia and I am 19 years old. This summer I graduated from high school and somehow ended up in a university to become a future doctor one day. Ended up?! Hmm, yes, I can’t really think of a better way, how to describe an almost grown up woman, who still haven’t find her place on this planet, but there is no better way actually, how I would describe my life right now.
Can I actually do it? Will I be in the same place even after a year? Is this the right thing for me? These are only some of the questions, which a little innocent voice in my head are repeating 24/7 and to answer them, I actually don’t know. I am not sure, if I will be able to go through the rigorous medical school curriculum, I don’t know, if this is something I would like to do for the next 40 years, but isn’t life all about new experiences, about trying new things and finding, what works best for you? I might lose a year or two of my life learning about cranium, columna vertebralis and other latin words for body parts I might forget immediately, if not continuing my medical studies, but to be fair, right now my curiosity for “all things medical” is very big, so I am ready to see, where this thing will lead me.
My main motivation for writing this blog is to be able to look back after 6 years and see, how I was doing in my first anatomy exam, what I thought about argumentation module and did the professor could convince me that it is an essential knowledge for any future doctor. I would like to be able to look back on these little things, because, hey, right know one of my only regrets in life is that I hadn’t written any diary when I was in my first years in school, because, oh my, if I have had done it, I would read them just before my bed time every evening just to have that little daily laugh dose everyone needs.
I must admit, right now there is only a vision in my head, how I would like this blog to look like, however, will see, how this thing will develop, because of studies and my other everyday activities, but for now, I would like to share my experience in medical school, explore different studying techniques and learn more about medicine in general here, but where the future will lead this thing… Let’s hope only to the brightest waters.