Getting your brain to work again after a loooooooooooong four-month break can be quite the challenge! But I welcome this challenge with open arms! It’s been three and a half weeks since we started classes at the UP College of Medicine and LU V has been great so far. Forgive the lack of entries! I’ve been trying to turn over a new leaf – you know, trying to do advance reading and trying to do more than one reading of transes this time around. So far, so good… Though that Evidence-Based Medicine exam was definitely killer!
Anyhow, speaking of exams, we just conquered the 1st Ther 202 exam earlier! Well, it wasn’t that bad of an exam. It was actually pretty reasonable, aside from the Rational Use of Antibiotics part (Really? We were supposed to memorize all the bacteria those drugs had activity for? Reaallly?). Based on the feedback, I think I passed. Thank you Mommy for grilling me on Pedia Pharma a couple of days ago – perfected that part easily! ;)
To make up for my lack of blog entries over the past weeks, here is a quick picture rundown of what’s been happening. We are definitely preparing well for our upcoming clinic duties at the OPD!
Boo. No pictures for our Blood Extraction station. I took me a second try to actually extract blood from my awesome forever-and-ever-and-ever partner Yna – You’re awesome, girl! :* Actually, now that I think of it, no pictures of either of us for this skills lab session – I should really hand the camera over next time
Did you know that it’s not Rx but actually R/? Yep, that’s a slash, people. Not an ‘X’. R/ comes from the Latin “recipere” meaning “take” or “take thus”. O di ba? Fun fact. :))
“Start low, go slow” – On Geriatrics and Polypharmacy, Dr. Abat
In other news, I am officially BLS-certified! Again, no pictures. :( But, yeah… We had a one-day workshop with the EMTs and Emergency Medicine residents. Pretty cool. :) I don’t think my weak lungs – BV you, asthma! – can handle doing rescue breaths for a full 2 minutes though… Let’s hope I never have to do that.
“Push hard and fast” – On doing a high-quality CPR, BLS
Hooray for the weekend! It’s probably my last chill weekend before the dreaded Systemics module starts – dun dun dun. I am so not looking forward to the Infectious Disease-Trauma-Oncology killer combo. Huhuhu. Ah well. I survived helLU4, so I can definitely handle this! Game face on, Med! :)