Friday, May 22, 2015

One More Week!

FLASHBACK SERIES: Blog posts written during my medical school days at Pacific Northwest University - College of Osteopathic Medicine

by Kim Ha Wadsworth, OMS I

I'm sitting in my final Community Doctoring class of this school year, and my classmate, Zach Featherstone, just finished talking about his challenges and rewards of being deaf. It's so impressive and empowering! Here's a cool video about Zach and his family—check it out:

This morning, I finished the last of my five exams for this week...especially stoked about my performance on the big final Standardized Patient encounter, whoo hoo! Now I'm focused on studying for my 10 finals next week. And then I'm done with 1st year of medical school!!!

This afternoon, I will be playing my ukulele and singing Israel "Iz" Ka'ano'i Kamakawiwo'ole's version of Somewhere Over the Rainbow for our "First Patient" Memorial Ceremony. This ceremony honors the patients who donated their bodies for our medical education. I will ask one of my classmates, Elia Cole, to pass out the lyrics to the song so that everyone can sing along with me. Family members of the donors will attend, so we're all dressed up for the event. We are so grateful for the extraordinary learning opportunity that these donors have given us!

We've come a long way from the first day we stepped into the cadaver lab!

PNWU Class of 2018 at our White Coat Ceremony and APGF pinning
at the start of our first year of medical school
(I'm in the front row, in the center on the left next to class prez, Jared Wenn)