…because I have resorted to this:
- natalizumab: antibody against a4 integrin. Say it with me: “Natalie Integrulia.”
- rituximab: antibody against CD20. Because you “rent a tux” (ritux) when you’re 20.
- cetuximab: inhibits epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR). Because you “sell a tux” when you’ve outgrown it.
- basiliximab: IL-2 receptor antagonist. Basilisks have two fangs…and they slitherrrr (r for receptor).
- denosumab: binds RANK ligand to block osteoclast activity. Rank smells up “da nose” (denos)…inhibits…osteclasts…
There’s a little under 3 weeks to go, and I’m convinced that all my study materials are designed to make me conclude I’ve learned nothing over the past two years. Because this is precisely how I feel:
KEEP TRUCKIN’ ON, SELF.
- THERE IS SO MUCH TO DO
- Whoever thought 609 pages of information constituted a “rapid” review needs to re-evaluate the meaning of “rapid” (here’s looking at you, Goljan)
- Currently contemplating how (hundreds of) thousands of medical students before me managed to cram 2 years worth of information within 4-5 weeks and still manage to do well
- Pharmacology will be the death of me
- …probably anatomy and embryology too
- See point #2
Somehow I’m almost halfway through medical school. Where did the time go??
Pseudopseudohypoparathyroidism is a thing.
Good ol’ clumsy me could have also fried my MacBook Pro by spilling juice all over the keyboard while studying for this atrocious module exam. I have a Genius bar appointment scheduled in about 45 minutes, and I really hope I don’t have to finance a new one.
But! I get to go to LA in less than 24 hours…hanging on to hope by a thread!