I'm currently living in Manhattan and have been a student at the New York College of Podiatric Medicine (NYCPM) for the last 3 weeks now! Living in the city is great, there's always something to do in the those rare times I have an afternoon or evening open lol.
It's super intense... I can't believe that it has only been 3 weeks. I feel like I've been in school for at least 2 months.
My daily routine is pretty tiring, but you gotta do what you gotta do.
gym 3-4x/week after school
11p-1a more studying at home
I'm taking Histology, Biochemistry, Bacteriology, Genetics, and Neuroscience. To be honest none of the material that we've been covering so far is difficult, but the sheer quantity of material we cover weekly is daunting.
Slides from just 1 week of lecture
I'm doing pretty well academically so far, but only because I force myself to study a lot every single day. My school gives us 2-3 exams (actual exams, not quizzes) every week so it really forces me to stay on top of all the material. For some candidates, it's a big reason that they choose not to attend NYCPM, but I know how lazy I can get so I figured it would benefit me. The downside of being in professional school is that I have a lot less free (aka TL) time. Lately I've only been posting 5 or 6 times per week as opposed to my average of about 40 (to be honest though, it's probably helping my grades lol).
In other news, my girlfriend came to visit me on Labor Day weekend! We had a lot of fun trying out new places to eat, window shopping on 5th Ave, checking out museums, and seeing Catch Me If You Can on Broadway. I'm usually not a huge fan of musicals but I thoroughly enjoyed this one.
At the Guggenheim Museum... no comment on the "artwork" lol
Being touristy at Times Square
Earlier this week we just had our White Coat Ceremony. Unfortunately my family couldn't make it but I still had a lot of fun.
Time to go study at the library! I hope you enjoyed the blog.