You’re interesting. But also difficult, time-consuming, and demanding.
I’m not sure it’s reasonable for you to make me memorize all these classes of antibiotics and their spectrum of activity against the oh so many microorganisms. I am but a mere mortal!
But you’re also really cool. A bacteria needs PABA to make folic acid? Let’s make a PABA-look-alike to confuse the bacteria and deprive itself of folate. (aka, Sulfonamides <3)
And etc. x 1000000 other drugs
Yes, you’re awesome. I just wish I had a superhuman brain to absorb your greatness.
Sorry for the slightly unexpected hiatus. I had to block myself from Tumblr (along with other social media) because I realized this spring semester was kicking my butt. I don’t think anyone ever conveyed just how hard the P2 spring semester was, or perhaps I was in denial.
My life for the past few months has been a blur. A sleep-deprived blur. I vaguely remember chemical structures, treatment algorithms, antibiotic spectrums, and pharmacokinetic calculations…
Right now I’m on spring break so I’ll be updating more. Gosh it feels good to be reunited with Tumblr.
Many (if not, majority) of students do an internship during school, in addition to the rotations. It helps to connect what you learn in class to a real-life setting. I recommend trying it out! If you find that it’s too much, you can communicate your concern with your manager to work out a good schedule. Your managers will most likely understand because they’ve been a pharmacy student once upon a time.
I recommend giving it a try and see how it goes. Only you can determine whether it enhances your education or adds to the stressful workload. Good luck!
Hi everyone. I know it’s been a long time, but I had banned myself from Tumblr during the semester (the ends I take to curb my inevitable procrastination).
How did P2 fall end for me? It could’ve gone a lot better in terms of grades, but I am thankful that I am done.
Here’s a reflection of my classes:
I didn’t have classes or exams this week because of Hurricane Sandy. And while that seems like an unexpected fall break, my heart breaks for all the families whose homes are completely destroyed, the people living in the freezing cold without electricity, and the ones wandering from shelter to shelter.
Thankfully, my on-campus apartment was in good condition so I hosted a few friends who were evacuated during this week.
This storm put everything in perspective for me. Yes, exams are stressful - and memorizing pathways and chemical structures can be overwhelming. But what is that in comparison to knowing you have to rebuild your home, not knowing if your family is okay because cell phones do not work, or not having access to clean water/food/electricity?
God bless all the people who volunteered and worked during the storm, without missing a beat, and also to all the resilient people who will work to rebuild our communities.