|What should have been my cohort leaving for Nashville|
|The view waiting during our third delayed flight|
Although I arrived extremely late, everyone has been so welcoming. It's sad knowing we won't see Mr. Mannix on a daily basis, especially with all his food care packages. The moment I walked onto my floor, they immediately greeted me. And soon after, my roommate Lindsey Ulmer showed me to our room. I was surprised to see three beds and three closets readily available for the two of us. Those first day jitters soon left my system once I met my proctor group my first night. I soon got situated and met my group for some announcements. We'd all soon be a part of the S-House. It felt like I was a part of Slytherin house in Hogwarts, especially with our house color being green. Once everyone left, my proctor Kaila Brown filled me in on what I missed. My first night wasn't as terrifying as I thought it would be. It may have taken 12 hours, but it is what it is. My cohort rolled with the punches, and we were finally at Vanderbilt, completely intact.
|Three beds for two people|
I can already tell I'll have a great time in my Med School 101 course. Our instructors chose to teach aspects of medical school under an obesity theme. With obesity being a hot topic for discussion throughout the country, there's no better theme to unite all the topics we'll be learning for these next couple weeks. We had great discussions to start the class off about how medicine continues to evolve. It makes me wonder how the next 15 to 20 years will look for the medical field, with computers becoming increasingly used. Hopefully, doctors will still be in demand, and computers won't be running the show.
|My identification card for the VUMC|
From proctor groups, to houses, to classmates in my course, I've noticed a considerable amount of diversity. With people coming from as far as Costa Rica, there is definitely a good mix of diversity here at Vanderbilt. I may not have met them, but I know they're out there. For people dreading the idea of meeting new people, be assured that it isn't as scary as it seems. I've been doing fine for myself, even with others who have been a part of this program for nearly five years now. Despite my flight troubles, I'm already making the most of it and having a ball at Vanderbilt.