Wednesday, 25 April 2012

2nd Semester Round-Up: Hard Work Pays off

Let me preface this with saying: I am really not one to gloat about grades.I did fairly well in High School (90%+) but tapered off a bit in University due to laziness/work/life.

At Michener, I vowed to try harder and aim to do well in all my classes. First semester was some trial and error for me to find what study habits worked best and what I knew would help me achieve my goals.

This semester, I felt the classes were more intensive. There was more time spend in the labs and even in lectures which really drove me to manage my time wisely. Here is a breakdown of my schedule per week:

  • Clinical Instrumentation - 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab.

  • Histology - 1.5 hours of lecture, 2.5 hours of lab.

  • Hematology - 2 hours of lecture, 3 hours of lab.

  • Microbiology - 2 hours of lecture, 6 hours of lab.

  • Specimen Procurement (Venipuncture) - 2 hours of lab

  • Interprofessional Collaboration (BAIP) - 2 hours

One can assume that my hard work and dedication paid off as I just received my grade report and I received 4 A's and 2 A+s.  For a total GPA of  4.05!

I am absolutely beside myself with joy. I have never had a 4.0 in my life and it is now something I have achieved in a subject that I love. Perseverance pays off, so if getting into Michener is something you want, you can do it. If doing well in Med Lab is something you want, you can do it.

I had to blog this moment for something I can look back on down the road (possibly next semester) when I'm down to remind myself I am capable.



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