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the highlighters, the yellowpad, my cork board, jordis and a million retractable pencils. finally, i can use them!
what a geek right but ive never been excited to start school. woohooo :)
as pioneer batch of ateneo med school (no THE there..haha) madami pa ding sablay. like today. after a long morning of emotionally draining activities such as sharing and more sharing (leadership class kasi. topic: self awareness), we were dismissed early. no classes in the afternoon. i really dont know if im happy about it.
i just want to start REAL school. as in. i bet we all do. 75 students hungry for the real battle. aching to hold scalpels, wear lab gowns or even our white blazers and start the real dirty work. our first module's supposed to start next next week: cell module. weee. kadire ko. i am GEEK. haha! nerdox man!
meeting my mentor: dr. eduardo banzon
i really wasnt sure if i was excited to know and meet my mentor. what if i end up assigned under someone who doesnt like me? or who's sunget? or really old and boring? im going to spend my entire 5 years in med school under this person. DIZZIZIT. so yesterday, when i was told that im under the guidance and care (for the rest of my med school life) of dr. dodo banzon, i felt relieved.
first, he's a doctor. i mean, not to underestimate the other mentors but not everyone gets a doctor :)
second, he used to be vice president of phil health and he's now working in world bank.
third, it just amazed me how idealistic he still is, despite age. i mean, really. he doesnt go to rallies and all that but he's desire to effect change and help people is very much apparent in his words and thoughts.
amazing. ive always wanted to become a doctor coz i want to help the poor. cure the ones who cannot afford to pay for quality med care. attend to people who need immediate heart surgery but cannot afford the professional fee of the ones who make it happen. i was thinking, if i could heal one person, that makes a small difference right? and one by one, i would be able to effect change.
dr. banzon just opened up a whole new light to effecting change and touching people's lives. working for philhealth and now for the world bank, he made kwento about policies and programs that they want to implement so more of the poor and marginalized could get medical care. galeng. :)
but i think i still want to be a clinician than involve myself in that field. although, its becoming an option now. :)
so far so good i guess. 4 days of classes and all in all, its not that bad. there are hours or minutes, maybe, when it feels like "hay", especially with the malabo plans and sudden changes in sked of the ateneo med school. but so far, its not so bad.