Mid-Block Update…and Hello Spring!

Spring is finally here and it’s been a fantastic weekend enjoying the outdoors and spending time with the family. This afternoon, the kids and I spent about 2 hours outside attempting to tidy up the lawn now that most of the snow has melted. The miracle of Spring never fails to amaze me as I witness new bright green buds bursting their way through the ground with utmost determination. It is so refreshing! I also love hearing the sound of the Canadian Geese making their much welcomed return back home.

I am about half-way through the next block of medical school. This block is aptly titled “Defense” as we are learning all about the Immune system. I have to say that this has been one of the most enjoyable blocks of medical school so far. It is complex but simultaneously fascinating. There has also been a significant emphasis on differential diagnosis in this block where we act as medical detectives trying to decipher what could be the diagnosis of a patient’s symptoms. I’ll be wrapping up my Longitudinal Family Medicine Experience next week and I can’t believe I have had the opportunity to see over 100 patients over the past few months of medical school. I have learned so much and benefited greatly from a positive learning environment.

As the weather continues to warm up and we move into a new season, I am so thankful for my family, the people around me, the strength that God gives me daily and the wonderful opportunity to be studying medicine.

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This was the last big snowfall of the season (view from my daughter’s bedroom)
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The kids are super excited that Spring is finally here! We can finally go on the deck!

 

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7 thoughts on “Mid-Block Update…and Hello Spring!

  1. Great news! By the way, pictures look like a post card. You’d think it’s still Christmas! 😄 Currently enjoying the southern sunny skies of beautiful United States!

    Wishing you continued joy on your medical school journey!

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  2. Hello,

    Fellow MS-1 in Canada. I had bought a domain a while ago and was considering starting up a blog during these summer months. Decided to look through existing blogs and found yours.

    I am at the UBC program, where are you training?

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    1. Hello! Thanks for getting in touch. Congratulations on starting med school! How are you finding it so far? I’m at McGill and really like the program. I look forward to reading your blog. Blogging has been very therapeutic for me personally. I highly recommend it. All the best with your training and do keep in touch!

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