2014 – I got hit on by a cute cashier at CVS.
2015 – I watched 2 hours of Pathoma videos to prepare for Dr. Zaman’s upcoming pathology lectures.
2016 – Shuchi’s mom and I started moving stuff into our new apartment.
2017 – James, Oma (my mom), and I played Jenga Max.
2014 – I was late to embryology and missed a quiz.
2015 – I worked my first shift at the library.
2016 – I went for one last walk around the East Mountain Apartments complex and got creepily hit on by a guy who was driving by.
2017 – I had lunch with Anna Lee and Sarah Nell at Betsy’s on the Corner.
2014 – I took and aced my first medical school exam, which was in epidemiology/biostatistics.
2015 – I learned an OMM technique used to get rid of hiccups.
2016 – Dad and Carter drove to Scranton to help me finish moving in.
2017 – I was invited to interview with Lower Bucks Hospital’s Family Medicine Residency Program in Bristol, PA.
2014 – I dissected the branches of Bert’s axillary artery in gross anatomy lab.
2015 – I had a full body wax, which was extremely painful but definitely worth it.
2016 – Anna Lee and Yasmine came to town for a visit, and we spent the day unpacking boxes before having dinner at La Festa (the Italian festival held in downtown Scranton).
2017 – I got my first residency application rejection.
2014 – I joined the OB/GYN club at school.
2015 – I drove to the lake to spend some time with Pamela, Rickie, and my parents.
2016 – Anna Lee, Yasmine, and I walked around the Steamtown Mall, stopped by Crunch to get information about their student membership, and explored the University of Scranton campus.
2017 – I had a phone interview with Dr. Smith, the program director at Georgia South’s Family Medicine Residency in Moultrie, GA, and it went really well!
2014 – We had our second mock anatomy lab practical.
2015 – I went wakeboarding in the morning and stopped in Clemson to have lunch with Carter on my way back to Suwanee.
2016 – I got to sleep in a room by myself for the first time in a month and on my own mattress for the first time in over two months.
2017 – I received a phone call from Ashley, the daughter of one of my dad’s co-workers who also happens to be a 4th year DO student, and we ended up talking for 45 minutes.
2014 – I was on campus studying for over 15 hours.
2015 – Abdul and I washed my car and watched 3 movies (The Boondock Saints, Remember the Titans, and The Land Before Time).
2016 – I had a long day at the clinic and fell asleep mid-FaceTime with Ronak.
2017 – I worked in the allergy department at Augusta ENT and learned how to administer an allergy test.
2014 – I passed my first SPOM exam, which covered 5 subjects (anatomy, physiology, embryology, histology, and radiology) and had a written and lab portion.
2015 – I attended a lecture on how to best interact with and empathize with Muslim patients.
2016 – I ironically started having ridiculously painful menstrual cramps while attending a lecture on PMS and PMDD.
2017 – I got my hair cut and dyed blonde using the balayage technique.
2014 – I was taught 3 muscle energy techniques used to increase a person’s lumbar range of motion.
2015 – I got Starbucks with Sumeer on a study break.
2016 – Nima and I drank beer and watched tv at his apartment.
2017 – I walked around Aiken’s Makin’ with my parents and helped them with the new lake house floor plan.
2014 – I went to a lecture on effective learning strategies for graduate and professional students.
2015 – I went to Thai Diner with Abdul, Carolyn, and Quang for dinner.
2016 – Shuchi and I assembled our new bar stools.
2017 – Dad made me a delicious omelette using vegetables from Pamela and Rickie’s farm.
2014 – I learned how to use my otoscope and opthalmoscope.
2015 – I got my haircut by David at Nova Salon and finally found a stylist that I’ll go back to again in Suwanee.
2016 – Chioma, Kevin, Nima, Shuchi, and I had brunch at Bar Pazzo.
2017 – Augusta ENT was closed due to Hurricane Irma, so I got to stay home and spend the day with James and Oma (my mom).
2014 – I joined the GA-PCOM chapter of the Student American Academy of Osteopathy.
2015 – I played basketball with Sumeer, Sunny, and Trishad during a study break.
2016 – I pre-made and froze 6 smoothies to speed up my morning routine.
2014 – I went to the Carolina-Georgia game with Claire, and we won 38-35!
2015 – I spent over 14 hours on campus studying for OMM.
2016 – I got a wax at Alexander’s, the salon right next door to my apartment complex.
2014 – I got a chai tea latte from Starbucks and studied the muscles, blood vessels, and nerves of the face and neck.
2015 – I took my first OMM written exam of the year (our seventh overall).
2016 – I participated in a ropes course with the other Geisinger clinical campus students.
2014 – Arnold and I did cartwheels in one of the fields on campus during a study break.
2015 – I attended a lecture on how to better provide healthcare services to members of the LGBTQ population.
2016 – I found out that I failed Level 1 of the COMLEX.
2014 – I learned how to test someone’s thoracic range of motion.
2015 – I practiced OMM techniques with Arnold, Jeff, Sumeer, and Trishad.
2016 – Ronak and I hung out with Shuchi at the apartment and then had dinner at Levels in downtown Scranton.
2014 – I met with some classmates to write our class mission statement.
2015 – I got a 99% on my OMM practical exam.
2016 – Ronak and I hiked around Lake Scranton and found a secluded spot for a picnic with a great view.
2014 – I held a human brain in gross anatomy lab.
2015 – I picked up Abdul from the airport and had dinner with him and CT in midtown.
2016 – Ronak and I drove to Philly, went shopping at Ikea, ate brunch at Sabrina’s Cafe, and had coffee with Hunter in the “gayborhood.”
2014 – We dissected the orbit of the eye.
2015 – I studied on campus for 8 hours before working a 5-hour shift at the library.
2016 – I worked a 10-hour day in the clinic before heading home to study.
2014 – I spent my whole Saturday studying in the library.
2015 – I had banh mi for dinner with Shuchi, Vaidehi, and Zaheera.
2016 – I performed my first pap smear on a 21 year-old-woman and removed four stitches from a 45-year-old woman’s forehead.
2014 – I bought some new work-out clothes with Merin.
2015 – I took my second CPR exam.
2016 – I did my second pap smear on another 21-year-old woman.
2014 – Two classmates called me a hippie and said they thought I was from Southern California instead of South Carolina.
2015 – I spent a couple hours catching up with Anna Lee and Sarah Nell on the phone.
2016 – I worked half a day in the clinic before going to Adezzo to study for my shelf exam.
2014 – I learned 5 muscle energy techniques for the thoracic region of the spine.
2015 – Mahtab and I had lunch together between my classes and her going to lab.
2016 – I took my family medicine COMAT, had lunch with Chioma and Shuchi at Canteen 900 in Forty Fort, and had drinks with a bunch of medical students in downtown Scranton.
2014 – I took and aced my second epidemiology/biostatistics exam.
2015 – SAAO hosted our annual mock practical for the first year DO students.
2016 – Carter and I tried some local beers at the Hickory Nut Gorge Brewery.
2014 – I was on campus studying for 20 hours.
2015 – I had a follow-up appointment with Dr. Thompson.
2016 – My family and I had a potluck at Hickory Nut Gap Farm to celebrate Grace’s life.
2014 – I passed my second SPOM written exam and got a B on my first Primary Care Skills (PCS) exam.
2015 – I spent 14 hours on campus studying for CPR.
2016 – I got my oil changed at a Ford dealership in Wilkes-Barre, PA.
2014 – I failed my mock SPOM lab exam.
2015 – I worked a double at the library from 8:00 am – 7:00 pm.
2016 – I started my pediatrics rotation at The Wright Center and saw 5 patients by myself.
2014 – I spent most of my day in the gross anatomy and OMM labs preparing for my upcoming practical exams.
2015 – I discovered a new indie pop artist – Halsey.
2016 – I saw a 5-year-old child with hand, foot, and mouth disease.
2014 – I got a B on my second SPOM lab exam (a huge improvement from the failing grade I received on the mock two days ago).
2015 – I got to sleep in until 10:30.
2016 – I diagnosed a 16-year-old girl with a bacterial UTI.
2014 – I got 8 hours of sleep for the first time in two weeks.
2015 – I attended 6 hours of mandatory guest lecture and spent the rest of the day preparing for my first CRIBS exam.
2016 – I talked to Parissa on the phone for the first time in a month.