Friday, March 31, 2017

March Madness

As we begin a new month, it is tough to believe that things are coming to an end soon. With only a month and some change left in the program, I can’t tell if I’m eager or sad, or a little bit of both. Things have certainly begun to pick up, however.

Over the past few weeks, I have spent a lot of time working in Dr. Katakam’s lab on my project, as well as others. It has been such a rewarding experience to be a part of some unique and cutting-edge projects at the forefront of scientific innovation. My experiments for my thesis have finished up, and I have begun the daunting task of taking everything I have done and putting it into writing. I don’t know whether my thesis or the references page will be longer at this point, but it has been such a great experience, and my defense will be the culmination of a semester of hard work.

My volunteer work has been steady and consistent, as I have still continued my work with KIPP. With spring in full swing, I can tell that the students are ready to be on break for summer, and I think I’m right there with them as well. No matter the tasks they have me do, I am always happy to be there as an extra set of hands for some very dedicated and enthusiastic staff.

All things aside, March was definitely one of the busiest months so far. Having finished up the NBME Pharm shelf exam, I think I can finally after 7 months say I have a firm grasp on pharmacology. Tough to think I didn’t know what a macrolide was this past summer.

Until next month.
March Hours: 9