After a chronologically long but subjectively short summer, I'll be starting up with classes again on Monday. Supposedly, 2nd year is when medical students start to learn stuff that is actually somewhat useful and applicable to patient care. I'm looking forward to that, as one year filled with memorizing microbial virulence factors and biochemical pathways was uninspiring enough already. It should be fun!
I'm still in the process of catching up on what's been going on for the past few months in the US regarding science, medicine, politics, and everything else. After being cut off from current events while I was in China for 4 weeks, I immediately went to work on the east coast for the remainder of the summer, where I didn't really have time to keep up with the news. But now that classes are starting up again, I'll be more motivated to post about the news and whatever else is on my mind. As I dig through the archives of my favorite news sites and podcasts, I may or may not be posting about stuff that happened weeks or months ago, so I apologize in advance for being late to the game!