hey, I was away for a while, so sorry to everyone who emailed me and i could not reply back on time. Just so glad to be out of Bonaire, now in Chicago. USMLE seems so near now, its like sitting on top of our heads, and study has been really tough. I will get some pictures of Jackson Park hospital later, but this is a quick snap i took while paying for the drug test.
I started a week ago, 1st day we had our orientation which was mostly just sitting around we got to see the hospital a little bit, paid for our drug test (which is yet to be done ... ), met with the AICM advisors from st. James. One big reminder, when everyone tells you area around the hospital isn't very safe, they aren't joking, its not the safest place,
5th semester is divided into two parts, 1st one being Advanced Preclinical Review Program (APRP) and the 2nd one being the real AICM. So for the 1st 8 week, we are going through some serious intense review and as soon as our second day started we knew right away this isn't bonaire anymore. So now the real study starts and the work load is huge.
Today, we wrote our 1st assessment exam, and the results weren't that great. I will write more about the AICM and the assessment exam later and try to keep everyone up to date.
Med Stu Life