It is that time of the year again, where I can rejoice and say “Yes! I did it! I crossed the finish line!” With the first semester of second year under my belt, I feel a sense of relief knowing that I gave it my best this semester and there are no more final exams to look forward to (or not look forward to). Final exams for us second years started Monday and ended Friday; a long full week of exams! If you are like me who thought it is truly impossible to survive a full week of examinations, I can tell you that it is very possible to get through the whole week. The time goes by so fast and you will be pleasantly surprised how much you can recollect and retain through day by day cramming sessions.
The upcoming semester will entail classes such as Pharmacology, Anesthesiology, Virology, Small Animal Surgery, Clinical Pathology, Public Health and Case Studies. I am looking forward to spring semester’s Ophthalmology wet labs and guest speakers. One of the wet labs I am most looking forward to is the Eye Enucleation wet lab. It is a great opportunity to practice your suturing skills, and it gives you the chance to perform an enucleation on a cadaver head with the guidance of one of the lovely ISU Ophthalmologists.
After an overnight layover in Denver, I am finally back home in Los Angeles, cuddling with my dog Rocky and watching one of our favorite Christmas movies, “Elf”. I am very excited to attend my job’s Christmas Party and catch up with my friends and coworkers. I can’t wait to spend time with the whole family on Christmas Eve and eat a traditional Salvadorean meal (pupusas and tamales) and smell the aroma of ginger bread cookies baking in the oven. And what are the holidays without egg nog? I know I’ll be enjoying a glass with family on Christmas Eve.
I want to wish all of my readers a wonderful Merry Christmas and a prosperous and joyous New Year!
We will see each other next time in 2018!
“We do not need magic to change the world, we carry all the power we need inside ourselves already: we have the power to imagine better.” - J.K. Rowling