We got the official word yesterday that we’ll be flying out sometime between October 18th to October 20th. Since Ross had originally told us to be ready to fly out by the 12th, a lot of us started packing or gathering our things already. Amazon Prime has been my best friend so far. Continue reading “I’ve got my Flippy Floppies”
Well, apparently my medical school education courses will continue on a cruise liner! Not the most ideal situation but given our circumstances, there’s not much else available for us. I talked to one of my close friends from school and we reflected back on our year so far and we’ve basically had a pretty shitty year. From repeating first semester, breaking up with our significant other, dealing with Maria, losing weeks of school, and now being educated on a cruise liner. But we have to stay positive right?
Original update from RUSM found here
Earlier last week I finished our first cardiology block and we are in the middle of our first respiratory block. Ross sets it up where our first blocks for systems is focused on the normal physiology which is in our earlier semesters. Then in the later semesters, the second block of systems is based more on pathology. Continue reading “Cardio & Resp Block”
We went on multiple hikes today and it was beautiful! I think I can now call myself an official hiker (jk but seriously I think I can accomplish any hike in the U.S. after hiking in Dominica). Also, a huge accomplishment for me was that I did not fall once during this trip! This is huge for me! Continue reading “Red Rocks, Secret Beach, and Victoria Falls”
Today we hiked Boiling Lake which is the second largest hot lake in the world. The hike was approximately 14 miles round trip and took about 9 hours to complete. Fresh water flows into the lake and it’s heated since it’s on an active volcano. The lake spans about 200-250 feet across and the water level changes since there has been two eruptions which made the water level fall. Since moving here, this was on my bucket list since this is very unique to Dominica. This country is also known as the nature island so it’s only fitting I had to hike this! Continue reading “Boiling Lake”