~Never Tell Me The Odds~Dream a Little Dream of Me~You are my Sunshine~
Future MD. Present Crazy Cat Lady. Proficient in Sarcasm. Queen of Awkward Silences. Inappropriate-Timed Laugher. Proud Nerd. Lover of Weirdness. Narcissistic Photo-Vomiter.
The Quirkiest Person You Shall Ever Encounter.
And then I get to get a second job, pay tuition debt for my year off, study and take the MCAT like a maniac, apply to medical schools, do some traveling, and go to some pretty snazzy weddings.
Be jealous, bitches.
Professors I don’t even know were talking about my senior research project today. Boom.
First: I got a Research Assistant Job. Started this week and kicked butt!
Second: I got fantastic medical school recommendations from some of my favorite professors, and even some who weren’t my favorite. Not to mention, a lot of wise advice.
Third: I actually understood Physics this week and know I aced all of my quizzes in all of my classes. ALSO, I finished homework super early.
Fourth: Sent out a notice on campus about my own student population research and I’ve gotten quite a few responsive volunteers!
Last: Had a good night at work after an ACTUAL shift, no 4-hour crap.
Good day. Good week. I’m happy.
MEANING I GET TO DO MY OWN RESEARCH NEXT SEMESTER.
Wtf I’m actually a scientist.
I’m doing a 20 minute presentation tomorrow night for my senior research project proposal! I still need to force myself not to speed talk, but I’m gonna try and imagine myself presenting at grand rounds 8 years from now.
“Migraine Assessment in College Students Aged 18 to 23: A Student-Based Population Study at SJCME”
I got my schedule for next semester! I got all of the classes I wanted/needed. Finishing my Biology/Pre-med Bachelor degree with:
*Physics II (required) on campus
*Senior Project II (required) on campus
*Independent Study Medical Terminology (voluntary) on campus
*Biology Internship (voluntary—hopefully at a Prosthetic Lab or Rehab Center) off campus
*Online Philosophy of Gender
Yesterday in developmental biology lab we got to experiment on green sea urchins. We had to collect the male and female gametes and we eventually combined them to watch fertilization under the microscope. My lab consists of only 9 people, that are all either pre-med, pre-vet or simply biology majors. We’re all juniors or seniors too. We’ve dissected pigs and observed many other organisms…
Yet, I was the first person in my lab who had the guts to actually inject the sea urchins with potassium chloride so they would release their gametes… everyone watched and it was slightly awkward… apparently nobody wanted to “hurt” anything…(the KCl kills urchins afterwards, so they’re thrown into the woods as raccoon food). One girl almost cried because they died. Another walked out of the room because she felt sick. The one guy in the class had to almost be forced to inject the urchin. I felt like I was surrounded by crazy people…why on earth would you be any type of biology major if you can’t kill a sea urchin…???
Anyways. That was my highlight of the day.
End of pissed off Nerd Rant.
Only 17 of ~1,200 students are pre-med…that’s so weird to me.
One of those annoying little side-bar one-question polls asks “Have you ever been in Love?”, 78% of people have said “yes” and only 22% of people have said “no”.
THAT IS CRAZY! If you think about the number of people on Facebook (even only 1/2 actually answers the polls) and the wide array of people (race, religion, sexual orientation, age, etc.) that are part of the site, that is a huge number! I mean, there’s a difference between biologically hormones and psychological clingy-ness.
I just have one thing to say..apparently, Oxytocin does it’s job well.