Today was unlike any other day. Although we had class, it only lasted for a mere two hours and started an hour later than usual. And it wasn't another two hours of sadness like these past couple days have been. Based on student feedback, our instructors decided to talk more about themselves for the beginning of class. I definitely enjoyed listening to their personal stories about their paths to becoming doctors. All three of them took different paths to medical school, and some had no intention of going into medicine initially. The stars just aligned for them I guess. And I started to realize that everyone takes different journeys towards their respective careers. There's no right or wrong path, as our instructor Mary emphasized. Like most high school seniors, I've started to feel that burden of having to know what I want to study and where I want to study. Although I'm a rising senior, I'm sorry to say that I still don't have all the answers. And I feel relieved to know that I'm not the only person who feels this way. Attending VSA and being a part of the Med School 101 course has definitely reaffirmed this feeling of mine. We then broke into discussion groups for the last hour. But rather than talk about an article we've read or the topic of obesity, we talked about anything on our minds. Class for today more laid back than the past couple days. Getting the schedule for next week, I'm excited for the upcoming lessons as we dive more into the science of medicine and getting more hands on experience.
Diving more into house points, we played a game of Minute to Win It. The room was on pins and needles the whole time. At first, my house, S-House was on top. But the further we got into the tasks, the less points we received. And by the time the game was over, no chants could be heard by my house. A-House ended up coming out on top, and they weren't afraid to admit it. I'm sure Thomas is ecstatic, since he's a part of the A-House. It was a sad day for my house, and I was sad for us. Since we have less people than any other house, I feel like we've been the underdog. I'm hoping we can make a comeback with two weeks worth of time on our side.
|Passing by the Pancake Pantry!|
|Savannah with a cat while in one store.|
|Grabbing an snow cone before heading back to the dorms.|
|Great weather for a baseball game.|
|Enjoying the Tennessee Sounds baseball game with great company.|