Yesterday I played hooky from the lab since I spent most of the afternoon in the anatomy lab tying knots. But today I had to get serious again, because my proposal is due tomorrow and tomorrow is also my last day in the lab. I'm pretty much done with the proposal, but I wanted to see if there were any further comments from the staff scientist in my lab before I turned it in. Those corrections were pretty minor, so I'm going to make them tomorrow afternoon and then submit the proposal. I have to email it to the research education office and also upload it to my portfolio. I've already uploaded the drafts I wrote so that I can use them as evidence for my research competency evaluation.
So far my experiment still seems to be going well. I picked up where I left off on Tuesday and I haven't run into any problems yet. It helps a lot that I'm paying more careful attention to what I'm doing!
Tomorrow is our last day of classes for this entire block. We have our normal Friday schedule of PSS and journal club. Next week we have our research presentations and our orientation to the clinical block that we're starting in October (cardiovascular system), and then that's it for the first block. I will officially be one fourth of the way through my first year of medical school as of next Friday.