Today was one of those days where you ask yourself why A) you thought it was ever a good idea to come to medical school, and B) you thought it would be smart to take an extra class on top of the already intensive med school curriculum. Our clinical research protocols were due today at 5 PM, and so were our first two summative portfolio competency essays. I was mostly done with my protocol, but I still had some more work to do on the methods and abstract sections. Luckily I had already finished my portfolio essays a couple of days ago. We had our clinical research class this morning as usual. It was about statistical methods, and for the first time all semester I had not done the reading. So I was completely lost. But I spent most of the class working on my protocol anyway. Then in the afternoon, I was editing it and putting it all together, and I submitted the protocol and also the portfolio essays. We were supposed to do Research and Health Care Systems this week for our portfolios. But I wanted to hold off on Research until after this class is over so that I can include my protocol as evidence. So I did Personal Development instead.
Amazingly, I managed to get everything done by 4 PM. Don't ask me how. Then I went for dinner. Now I just feel incredibly brain dead and I'm so glad today is finally over.