Today was the first day of my second year! I’m definitely excited to be back on Prince Edward Island and see all of my friends, classmates, and Beagles. I’m definitely not excited to start having to take exams yet. Our first one is in two weeks! What?!
I don’t know if it was the crazy orientation weekend or the denial that summer was over, but sitting through six hours of lecture was barely tolerable. I guess I’ve have to get used to this again. We’re taking so many -ologies, too, that it’s going to be hard to keep them straight! On the plus side, my professors today all seemed great. One was downright hysterical–we were crying we were laughing so hard, so that was a nice start for the class. A couple of professors we had last year, so it’s nice to start the year at least knowing them and especially knowing what type of exams to expect from them.
I am excited for a few certain things to come in second year. One is we have a lot more downtime between classes because we’re broken up into lab groups for a lot of classes. Things are going to be a little more hands-on than last year, so we obviously can’t have 64 people trying to crowd around expecting to learn something. The second thing I’m excited for is we’re signed up for a shift in the hospital ICU for an evening. This is a part of our Clinical Orientation class and will give us a chance to gain familiarity with the hospital. It will also give us practice on the techniques we learned last semester in restraint, medication administration, and blood collection. I’m also excited to be starting the school year with a great group of people both in my class and the classes above and below me. Second year, here I come!