Nov 8: Last exam = Halfway through medical school!

At around 11:30am on November 8th – we all completed our final exam of the year: Ethics and Professional Practice.

We’re now half doctors!

If we passed all our exams that is! Haha, we’ll find out soon enough 😉

A few happy things occurred that day:

1) I wrote my last exam – duh! It was only an hour long but the exam itself was lengthy and most people were scribbling until the very end.

2) I promised friends and family that if they helped me raise $100 for Movember by Nov 8th, I would wear a moustache to my final exam. And those wonderful people made sure it happened! It was quite embarrassing up until the point I stepped out the door. Then it became fierce proudness. Look at me world! I’m proud to support a great cause!

Yes, of course I got looks as soon as I left the house, but most people knew what it was for and gave me friendly smiles. Some people burst out laughing – which I thoroughly enjoyed. I didn’t have time to go buy a fake ‘stache so I drew one on with eyeshadow and eyeliner, praying that it wouldn’t melt off my face by the time I made it to campus.


(Josiah and I)

And, feel proud because I didn’t wash it off until after we had taken our class picture! Christine was also the only other person who wore a ‘stache with me – props to her! 😉

[If you would like to donate to me (and my team, UQ Med), please visit http://mosista.co/sandranguy]

3) We took a new class photo. Thanks again to Zac R for organizing it for us and being the phtoographer!

4) We could finally reeeelax! Had a super chill evening at Fi’s place with the gang and then headed into the city for the Oschner send off party. Most of our American students go back to the states and complete 3rd and 4th year in New Orleans. Additionally, many of them are preparing to write their USMLE so it was a last opportunity to see them and wish them luck 🙂

A few photos from the send off party at Birdees. Photo credit again goes to Zac R.

Yay! Done 2nd year!

MOS Burgers for Lunch

We stopped at MOS Burger for lunch on Nov 7 after our second exam. Eating out is so quick and easy during study time – who could say no to such convenience? 😛

Mike’s last time at a MOS Burger was years ago in Taiwan and I’d never been so we were both looking forward to lunch.

The staff were super friendly and greeted us loudly as soon as we walked in the door. The menu itself is very simple with a variety of burgers, rice (buns made of rice!) burgers and hotdogs. Additionally, you can choose to add on chips and a drink or soup to your meal. Mike decided on the Spicy MOS Burger and I chose the Gourmet Wagyu Cheese Burger. We also bought chips and a cranberry iced tea to share.

The total came to around $15 and after placing our order, we headed upstairs to grab a seat. It was nice to see tons of room, even a tatami area!

Waiting for food and thinking about another exam tomorrow = 😦

What I was waiting to eat…

The awesome drink in a photo of the day I mentioned a few posts back. Iced tea with fresh cranberries and blueberries – amazing!

Our food quickly arrived!

Mike’s Spicy MOS Burger

My Gourmet Wagyu Cheese Burger

The chips were standard and even though the burgers don’t look like much, we both agreed they were quite tasty! I especially liked the fresh thick slices of tomato and the wasabi kick in mine, but Mike wished his burger had been much spicier. We both agreed that the bun was great quality – very thick, chewy and quite filling which was an unexpected surprise!

With our stomachs happy and our brains fueled, we crossed the street to King George bus station to head home and hit the books hard for our last exam – woo hoo!

Would we come back? Yep!

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