Tomorrow, the first core block of third year begins with a day in my placement hospital.
It feels a little bit like the first day of school, except that I didn’t spend the evening before my first day at school doing a frantic recap of how to examine the cardiovascular system. It’s surely not been all that long since I was meeting my classmates for the first time, taking my first steps into the medical school, sitting down in my first lecture, brainstorming my first PBL. But tomorrow morning, the comfortable familiarity of that routine gets stripped away and something new — something that’s different and yet not — will begin. I’m a little bit excited and a little bit petrified.