Sunday, July 09, 2006

Today Is the Last Day Before Orientation!!!

Tomorrow at 7:30 AM, I will officially become an M1 (first year medical student). It's going to be a busy day between getting our new ID badges, taking our class pictures, and starting to learn more about what we are going to be doing here for the next five years. But besides all of that, we are going to get our new laptops, and that is the part that excites me the most right now.

I don't think I've told you yet that CCLCM provides every M1 with a new laptop at no extra charge. I saw the ones that the current M2s are using, and they are really cool. They're tablet PCs. You can write on one side of the screen, and the computer is able to convert that into files. If you write legibly, it can even convert your writing into type. It also allows you to draw sketches and have them saved on the computer. The other side is a normal computer screen. You just flip the top of the computer over to switch from one to the other. Ostensibly these are supposed to be our PBL computers, but the word from the upperclassmen is that they're plenty of fun to play around with, too.

I'll have more to tell you tomorrow. It's just kind of incredible to think that after all this time, I am finally a medical student. While you're applying, it's hard to envision that light at the end of the tunnel. But you have to keep moving forward, and then eventually one day you get there.

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