Saturday, January 29, 2011

It is Saturday again

Dear diary,

It is Saturday again and I have 15 mins to blog or maybe more. I have a lot to do but I really don't feel like doing much today :( I miss home so much. My mom sent me a pic of her staring at our livingroom's window, holding the curtains, hoping to see me come back. It was so sad, made me cry.
On a more positive note, I had a lot of fun last night. It was the end of half of our block 1 exams. I had histology and embryology yesterday and they were pretty challenging i thought. I gave it all I had and I felt like I deserved a nice break. So I went swimming for probably more than 4 hours lol the water was AMAZING! it was very relaxing. Then we went home and cooked a big meal (Chicken, potatoes, rice and salmon with toast--heavenly!). Then we went out again for ice cream. everyone was just so happy and social. it was like really was. I mean we were done histo! well, block 1 histo but its something. I have three more exams to go. 2 on monday and 1 on Tuesday.
Arrgh my thoughts are all over the place. I have been under tremendous amount of stress so its only normal. I woke up crying yesterday. I dreamt that I was being tutored by someone in class but i didn't seem to be getting whatever they were saying and it was minutes before the exam. It was terrifying I actually woke up crying. hahaha I'm so stressed out.

I better get back to studying.
Till next timeeeeeeeeeeee (Saturday most likely)


Sandybelle said...

Wallflower !
you have got a very interesting blog! and i like almost everything, about the background, the profile and the title!!

I hope you get the marks that please you, and see your mother as soon as what makes you be the happiest ;D

Anonymous said...

hello! this might seem totally weird, but I am so happy to have found your blog. I was googling around looking for blogs by MUA students and found yours. I kept reading a few old entries and saw you left Winnipeg?! I'm a student at UofM right now :) also unfortunately doomed by the canadian system but happily accepted by Ireland/the US/hopefully the Caribbean. I was hoping to maybe be able to email you and ask a few questions. is there somewhere I could contact you? if not that's fine too. I'll definitely be keeping up with your blog now that I found it. good luck! :)
- Sabrina

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Wallflower said...

Hello Anonymous,
I'm glad you found my blog somewhat helpful :) I actually don't go to MUA. I chose SJSM instead and I am happy with my decision. But if Iwere in your shoes and got an acceptance in the U.S. and can afford it (SJSM is much cheaper btw), I would definitely choose the U.S. over any Caribbean school. I got into a U.S. but wasn't able to finance my education so I had to settle for SJSM. I am more than happy to answer any questions you have. You can either msg me here on blogspot or leave me your e-mail address in the comment section and I'll hit you up as soon as I can.
Good luck


Confused? said...


I am so glad to have found your blog! I am a Canadian student and I'm trying to make a decision between SJSM and MUA pre-med. Even though I had the pre-requisites, I had a low GPA. However, SJSM accepted me into their MD program. I am really having a difficult time trying to make a decision. You were in the same position, why did you decide to go to SJSM over MUA?

I feel lured by MUA by their popularity, their facilities, and their great residency matching list (especially in Canada). BUT, I like that SJSM is small but it doesn't seem to have the "facilities" and their match list is so small (only 19 this year!) and this worries me. But SJSM is more cost effective.

Any opinions would be greatly appreciated.

Now that you are a current SJSM student ... what do you think? would you change your mind? how are the professors?

PS. I find your blog quite unique!

wallflower said...

Hello Confused,

I'm glad you found helpful information here. I chose SJSM because I got into their MD program without having to take organic chemistry. MUA told me to do one whole year of pre-med. take all the courses that i've taken etc and THEN apply to their MD program. I couldn't take organic/biochem in Canada becuase I was moving that summer and had other complications so I decided to go with SJSM. I did some biochem readings on my own though...I like SJSM. It's all about your expectations I guess...Some people come here expecting a lot and they get disappointing and blame the school. I came here with low expectations. In terms of their facilities, there's a cadaver lab, microscopes are not available currently but I've been told that they are working on getting new ones for the histology lab. Classes are pretty good...AC'ed, spacious etc nothing is video-taped or recorded but you don't have time to go back to any recorded lectures anyway. The island is a lot more advanced compared to St.Kitts and its very safe. Let me know if you have any other questions : )