Saturday, January 05, 2008

what it was

now that pre-clinical school has ended and we're moving onto the "real stuff" later this year, it is hardly surprising that the words on everyone's lips are "wow, the last 2 1/2 years have just flown by."

flown by? i don't remember feeling like things were flying by when i went for lectures i couldn't understand, looked at pictures of microorganisms that all appeared the same, and stood trembling while trying to remember how to perform a full respiratory system examination in front of a lecturer who stopped me at nearly every step.

it felt exactly like what it was - 2 1/2 years.

it's only now that it's all over that it feels like it flew by. that's simply because we're at a position to be retrospective and we're able to spend a little time looking back. it wasn't like that in sem1 when all we had to look to was forward - forward into 3 major exams, 14 minor ones, 10 different systems of the human body and hundreds of sets of notes. but now that we are here where we are, we can afford a moment to look back at those seemingly scary obstacles and have the luxury to exclaim and say that they went by so quickly.

anyway, what i'm trying to say is...don't cheapen the time we spent in imubj by dismissing it as having flown by. it was still - lemme do the math here - 30 months of preparing (sufficiently or otherwise) for greater things to come, 900 days of great times with our friends, times that we can never relive.

i hope everyone remembers our time in imubj as the full 2 1/2 years it was, and i hope we can recall it as time well spent.

lishun at 8:47 AM