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10 August 2006 @ 10:33 pm
Physician, heal thyself  
Does anyone, anyone, anyone know where these lyrics come from:

... stuck between // all that you wish for // and all that you need (or seem, or dream, or ice-cream) ... ?

Wrecking my head, man. Every time I sit down to another riveting chapter on Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology it starts playing -- just those lines. It's like my brain knows the whole song but refuses to share the rest -- shan't, shan't! -- which is pretty much my attitude towards Motor and Integrative Neurophysiology, if it comes to that.

Speaking of my course, in between reading fic and trolling lj and covertly staking out bebo and reading more fic, I managed to look up my book of modules for next year. In an effort to make the medical students of the future well-rounded human beings (pshaw) they've added in a new, five-credit module every year. Last year I took history of medicine, which was all about sex. All. About. Sex.

This year they've expanded it even further. This is the list:

MX1001 Library Project in Medicine 1 (5 credits) [an excuse for a free Monday afternoon every week for a year]
MX1003 Special Study Module in Medicine 3 - Computer Skills and Basic Database Administration (5 credits) [for the people who can't type -- a gruesome number of people]
MX1004 Introducing Medical Students to Irish as a Spoken Language (5 credits)
MX1005 Film, Medicine and Society (5 credits)
FR1106 Threshold French (5 credits) [wtf -- is this a year-long discussion about doorways?']
FR2106 Towards Vantage French (5 credits) [honestly, what is wrong with 'Beginner' and 'Advanced' French? I doubt anyone in the class took Pass French, but I got an A in Honours and I know about three words, all from Dressed to Kill]
UW0092 Science in Society for Medicine (5 credits) [did I mention that the medical faculty's grammar is non-existent?]
GR2022 Medicine in the Ancient World (5 credits) [get your sex lectures here]
ST1001 Medical Statistics (5 credits) [a lot of medicine is the capital city of the republic of Boredom, but this just takes the biscuit]
ST2006 Social Research and Survey Methods (5 credits) [sociologists hate us. The amount of crap we, as first-years, took from sociology lecturers who can't tell their arse from their gluteus maximus is unbloodybelievable]
PT2101 Chemotherapy and Pharmacology of Inflammation (5 credits) [... this is neutrophils, right? oh god]
AN2062 Human Embryology and Developmental Anatomy (5 credits)
PL2025 Cell and Epithelial Physiology (5 credits) [just in case we thought we'd escaped drawing half a million cells from a microscope, which is Very Hard To Do]
PL2026 Library Project (5 credits) [might be fun if there was anything in the library except nursing books]

I'm leaning towards Film, Medicine and Society for the sophisticated reason that it has the word 'film' in it and I don't think they'll let me take Medicine in the Ancient World again. Note change in work ethic: in school, did OTT amount of work. In college, it's like 'But I have Ben and Jerry's! I can't work. For ... the rest of the week month .'

But I'm concerned, because I feel I should take Embryology (although extra Anatomy, I cannot conceive of the horror). The foundation modules are neuroscience, renal and bone metabolism, pharm and mechanisms of disease. I thought embryology would be one of these (compulsory) modules. And, as this is a new five-year course, there's no examples for how this would run in our third year -- there hasn't been one yet. 
lizardspots, themostepotente, if you're around, what year did you guys do embryology? My uni operates on a strict NTK basis with all information (in a yo, bitches, you have an exam tomorrow k? kind of way) so there's no one I can ask. One of my former class reps is MIA to anyone who's not a hot blonde with a pneumatic chest, and the other one's in Canada. 

Watch this space for the wibbling about the part of clinical science where we get assigned an actual patient by a GP for the year. I could quite happily have graduated without seeing a patient. If I'm lucky they'll be like corpses -- after the first time you slice the skin of someone's skull open and manage not to cry, you end up fighting over whose turn it is to cut. (Cleaning fascia is a curiously soothing activity.)

And I'm off until 25 September. That's will be how many weeks since the second week of May? (I really don't know -- I didn't get into this course on the strength of my arithmetic. My algebra sucks too. Calculus: also quite iffy. However, I can read the time now -- my second class teacher would be proud. After all, it only took six months to teach me.) It will be quite the culture shock having to start lectures on the 5 August every year after this one.

My father compared me to Cristina from Grey's Anatomy the other day, which ranks up there in the Top Ten of Best Compliments I've Ever Received (along with 'But you are a girl' and 'Did you change your hair?'). I always thought I was a George.
Current Mood: happyhappy
Current Music: Poison Oak (Bright Eyes)
Loyaulte Me Lieshocolate on August 10th, 2006 10:49 pm (UTC)
I think "becase it's got the word film in in" is an excellent reason.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Eggsscoradh on August 10th, 2006 10:56 pm (UTC)
I'm sure there are plenty of films about doctors we could watch! Like. ER, the Movie. And so on.
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Oh noes pandascoradh on August 10th, 2006 10:55 pm (UTC)
RE: Embryology. Everyone asks me what I'm going to specialise in despite the fact that I'm twenty and, according to the guy from San Diego, can't tie my shoelaces yet. I always say gyney because babies are cute, wot? So that's why I think I should do that (Mamma agrees) but ... it looks hard. :(

Film! Because hopefully we'll get to watch some.

I doubt they ever teach the biro one ... I'm thinking that once you know the theory you're expected to apply it off your own steam, as with everything. o.O

Hmm, it's sort of slow and emo. Sort of Matchbox 20/Feeder (emo)/Rooster? Definitely male singer. Gah, it's going to be the death of me.
jacked up on cheap champagnemizbean on August 10th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
Yeah, I was goging say the lyrics remind me of U2's Walk On. Maybe it's a cover of that song, if it isn't Bono singing it.
jacked up on cheap champagnemizbean on August 10th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
goging?? going *sheesh*
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cryscoradh on August 10th, 2006 11:06 pm (UTC)
Nope. I know U2's greatest hits inside out (much as I wish I didn't); I would have recognised them for deffo.

My brain is going 'HAHAHAHA' at me right about now.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Chuck Norrisscoradh on August 10th, 2006 11:08 pm (UTC)
Nup, I would know if it was Bono or any well-known U2 song. That said, maybe it is. I'm so confused ... [emotes]
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every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Cooler than youscoradh on August 10th, 2006 11:05 pm (UTC)
It could be, because I'm sure I heard it off the radio. But I couldn't tell Placebo from my left foot when it comes to differentiating music.

I didn't even think of googling it. Well done, Rachel, welcome to the twenty-first century ...

Which is when we hand them over to the nurses!
jadzia7667jadzia7667 on August 10th, 2006 10:59 pm (UTC)
I vote for Embryology. I'm appalled by the following course description, MX1004 Introducing Medical Students to Irish as a Spoken Language (5 credits), because Irish is a nationality, not a language. The native language of Ireland is GAELIC, not Irish. Good grief.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Art thou a witch?scoradh on August 10th, 2006 11:02 pm (UTC)
[giggles] Er, actually, it is called Irish. Gaelic is a catch-all term for Welsh, Scottish, Irish and I believe a form of Breton French (although I'm not definite on that point). What's appalling about it is that Irish kids learn Irish from the age of five, and they still need to be 'introduced' to it at the age of twenty. ♥
jadzia7667jadzia7667 on August 10th, 2006 11:13 pm (UTC)
I looked it up and you're right. *shakes head* I retract my appalled-ness and transfer it to the clearly incomplete education I recieved on the matter.
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: Gay bandanascoradh on August 10th, 2006 11:18 pm (UTC)
No worries, love. I believe it's a common misconception among English-speaking foriegners. For such a small country, Ireland is ver' complicated.

Cait: sad chasecoralia13 on August 11th, 2006 12:02 am (UTC)
These are all puzzling questions, with which I cannot help you at all (although I wish I could!). I can only leave you with this fun factoid, brought to you by the Keble English program: In 1597, when Queen Elizabeth I was sixty-four, "the new French ambassador was confused when the Queen received him in her dressing-gown and kept pulling it open, until he realised that he was supposed to peep admiringly down her front." Ah, Bess.

Good luck with the scary medical stuff, and I cannot wait to hear about your patient!

PS - I see your Dr. Chase and raise you a Dr. Chase.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 11th, 2006 12:06 am (UTC)
OMG Cait, did you have to put that image in my head just before I went to sleep? o.O I'll be having dreams wherein my lovely boys are interrupted by elderly women in bikinis!

She/He will probably have a diabetic foot, and that will be the end of my life as I know it.

[steals both Chases and runs away to Mexico]
Cait: sad chasecoralia13 on August 11th, 2006 04:07 am (UTC)
*Cackles evilly*

You should just give your patient my grandmother's stock medical advice: if it hurts, cut it off.
...She's an army woman.

Mmm... If I could have two Chases... Let's just say, I wouldn't be doing any running.
Lisanitedula on August 11th, 2006 05:36 am (UTC)
Seems to be a song called "In the Sun" by (depending on which website you read) Joseph Arthur, Ben Harper, Coldplay, Peter Gabriel, or Howie Day.

One link here.
every Starbucks should have a polar bearscoradh on August 11th, 2006 09:40 pm (UTC)
That's it! You've nailed it. I even remember where it comes from now -- Saved!. The bit where ... okay, won't spoil, but man. Is that a weight off my mind. :)
(bumble)beecancrine on August 12th, 2006 03:58 am (UTC)
Hi - I'm Bee. Just wanted to drop a note saying that I'd friended you for the hilarity, the honesty, and of course, the fic (I almost feel duty-bound to start that off with an H, too). And since I haven't reviewed any of your fics yet (worse luck; it's a really bad habit), I just wanted to say that your drabbles were completely adorable, especially the H/D one. Which I read first. You know, OTP and all.

(In the future I won't leave entirely off-topic comments, I swear.)
every Starbucks should have a polar bear: boykissscoradh on August 12th, 2006 08:00 pm (UTC)
Damn, now I'm trying to think of a synonym for 'fic' that starts with a H. ♥

I'm not too pushed about reviews. Which is to say, I love them, but not they're not as vital as people actually enjoying the stories, albeit silently.

As far as OT goes, my posts are entirely random -- so feel free to do it anytime. Welcome aboard!