>September 14 2001

>Four weeks of Med School are now over, and I can’t believe how much I have learned. We got our Biochemistry exam results back and I did quite well. After thinking it over, I have decided I won’t post my actual scores here. Partly because I don’t want to be seen as bragging on the good ones, but mostly because I don’t want to be embarrassed by the not so good ones which are sure to come at times! Which brings me to Gross Anatomy. Yikes! Our first exam is Monday. I have been told that about 50% of last year’s class failed the first exam. It only counts as 15% of our final grade though, so there is still a lot of time to recover. Most of us have never had a course quite like this so I guess an adjustment period is to be expected. I have a lot of studying to do this weekend. Unfortunately I have a lot going on. See the Manning Update for details.

Much of this week has been squandered. Like everyone else in America, I have been keeping watch on the news of this week’s incredible events. The sight of the Twin Towers collapsing was to me even more shocking than the footage of the plane crashing into the second tower. It looked almost like the controlled demolition of the Seattle Kingdome a year ago, but realizing that there were still people in and around the building made it horrifying. The symbolism in the image was powerful too.

I don’t mean to sound callous but I am glad that all sporting events were cancelled this weekend so I can concentrate on preparing for this test! Those college football games are an irresistible draw for me!

About Marcus Lee

Child Neurologist
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