28 11 2009

I was reading http://www.howstuffworks.com/surge-protector.htm after having read


as she blew the hard drive on her laptop.


Is it enough to protect my equipment? *sigh*

Registration done & BOOKS!

21 11 2009

Registration opened on November 20, 2009 and this was what the e-mail asked us to sign up for:
10147     Dev/Microscopic Anatomy I
10148     Gross Anatomy I
10149     Doctor, Patient & Society I
10150     Biochemistry & Genetics I
10151     Medical Physiology I

I really like not having to think about what classes I have to take right now. The classes are set. It is nice to have a defined or set schedule. Without a routine, sometimes I get bored and lost in life. At least now, all I can do is study because there won’t be much to do on the island! 🙂

Pictures of the books we’ll be using for the first two semesters. I didn’t buy all of them because I found a few are available at the library. Will post more images of additional books into the second semester.

Color Textbook of Histology 2006 Langman's Embryology 2009

Clinically Oriented Anatomy 2009 Grant's Dissector 2008 Netter's Clinical Anatomy 2005

Behavioral Sciences and Health Care 2007 Dorland's Pocket Medical Dictionary 28th ed 2008 Bates' Guide to Physical Examination and History Taking 2008

Principles of Medical Biochemistry 2006 Medical Genetics 2005

Below books (except for the Cell Physiology book) are noted as * Available from the Library Resources web page electronically through ACCESSMEDICINE. On Campus access.

Lange's Series Cell Physiology 2006 Cardiovascular Physiology 2006 Endocrine Physiology 2006 Gastrointestinal Physiology 2005 Pulmonary Physiology 2007 Vander's Renal Physiology 2004

All sorts of questions come up.

6 11 2009

  • Q: Should I buy a white lab coat now or wait for Ross U to give me one on the island?
    A: Ross will “surprise” us by giving us one on the island for the White Coat Ceremony.
  • Q: What would the Anatomy lab professors say about bright, hot red scrubs?
    A: Of course this is too bright, but you can wear whatever you want.
  • Q: Do I really need to spend over $200 on an otoscope & ophthmaloscope?
    A: If I want to be a great doctor, then: yes. But I am going to hold out until I do clinical rotations and then get one.
  • Q: If I ship barrels via Tropical Shipping, who will receive it in Dominica and how much am I paying on custom fees? Do I have to arrange someone to go pick up?
    A: pending. Also note the barrels might have smells from last use, should wrap things in plastic bags if you need to protect anything from absorbing the smell.
  • Q: How much will I be expecting to pay for electricity on top of my rent?
    A: pending



  • Our luggages will be “lost” or delayed, so pack what you need for a few days in the carry-on.
  • Amex traveler’s checks clears immediately. Others take 3-6 weeks
  • lemon scented candles & matches, mosquito net, bugspray, hydrocortisone
  • table fan. it will be humid there with bugs
  • lock for locker