Saturday Nov 10: Halfway Dinner

After a wonderful spa day with Fi, Kristen and Christine the day before – I was looking forward to our Halfway Dinner.

Mike and I were really bad at planning our attire for that evening because we were so focused on studying. I eventually decided to wear a dress I brought from home back in first year (even though it didn’t match the theme of “Summer Glamour”) because I couldn’t be bothered to spend hundreds of $$ here for a new dress.

That meant I still had to buy shoes, because I do not own a single pair of heels here. Yay, shopping, my favourite… not! So, Mike and I went shopping Saturday morning and luckily were successful! Found shoes and Mike even found a nice red tie to match my dress. We also ran into Kristen and Matt at the mall doing some last minute shopping as well 🙂

Our group decided to rent a room at the Mercure, where our dinner was being held, for a little pre-party. Everybody looked stunning!

Group shot!

Girlies

Boys being silly 🙂

PBL 25 love

James & Kim

Matt & Kristen

Mike’s sleazy ‘stache 😉

Beauties!

This is how James and Harrison actually went to dinner

Our dinner table: Matt & Kristen, James & Kim, Mike & I, Fi, Christine, JJ and Harrison

Thank you Christine for this lovely photo!

Yay, we found Roger!

❤ Fi!

With Mabel!

Mabel, Mario, Lauren, and Stacy

Roger & Chen

PBL 36! (Christine’s cam)

With the boys

Many many more pictures HERE and a few from Roger’s cam HERE

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! 😉

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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!

Photo #256: Halfway Dinner

November 10, 2012

Tonight was our Halfway Dinner to celebrate the end of our second year of medical school. I had a great time with this gorgeous group of people (and company of course!) – last year’s PBL 25!

Thank you James, Christine, Kristen, Fiona and Andrew for being amazing people! Love!

Photo #254: We’re Half Doctors!

November 08, 2012

Around 11:30am today, we finished our Ethics and Professional Practice exam – the last one of second year, woo hoo! We are now halfway through medical school – if we pass our exams that is! 😉

Huge thanks to Zac R. who organized and took this class photo for all of us!

(You won’t be able to find me, but I am standing on the left ledge)

(Photo cred: Zac R, 2012)