Friday, June 17, 2011

1 Year Down

By now Jim has taken his last test of the year. This means that he has knocked out his first year of medical school! He's made it through a year of lectures, four blocks of classes, standardized patients, anatomy labs, OMM practicals and tests, study sessions, late nights, early mornings, and he's been successful.

This afternoon he will come home and, for the first time since August, not have anything pressing on him. He'll have a break. Well, sort of. He still has coursework to do over the summer, but he has 6 weeks until he faces classes at school again.

He's done an incredible job balancing his studies with exercise and home time. He never ceases to impress me with his calm demeanor and logical, meticulous study habits.

(His White Coat Ceremony in November, 2011)

I am so proud of him.

His parents arrive this afternoon to spend the weekend with us. We'll see what's in store for us. The Summer Solstice Festival is going on in Blacksburg this weekend- what a great way to ring in the summer! And perhaps a nice hike will be in order. We'll see what we decide!

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