Monday, January 29, 2007

I'm In!

I mentioned a while ago that I'm working on a career change, and part of that is taking the prerequisite classes to whichever medical program I get in. Anatomy & Physiology is the main prerequisite, but it was already full when it was my turn to enroll.

Class starts this week, so Thursday night I went online to check the class schedule so I'd know what time to show up to try to get in, and it said the class had one opening. But their phone registration was down until morning for their normal nightly updates.

Friday morning, when I refreshed the screen in case someone beat me to the opening, it said I'd need the secret code from the instructor. There was a link to a page that explained this policy, which said that starting the Saturday before the first week of class, you need the instructor's permission to add the class. This was Friday, so I dialed in anyway, and it let me add the class. With lab.

Unfortunately, the lecture is Tuesdays and Thursdays, and the only opening for a lab was Monday nights, so I'm stuck for this week. I'll go tonight, and then tomorrow night at the lecture, I'll see if I can get the instructor's permission to join his Thursday night lab. That way, I'd only have to drive to work on Tuesdays and Thursdays, and I can study on the train on Mondays, Wednesdays, and Fridays.

That's the plan. Lots of studying and trying to get my day job's work done all at the same time. I'm ready.


Anonymous said...

You'll do great. Pick a smart lab partner and get ready to memorize.

The best thing about anatomy is you get to cut up a dead cat. There is just something about a dead cat. There is something good about a dead cat. You work with a dead cat and you begin to understand how all cats should be. Cat... Dead... Good...

And once again, you'll do great.

janice said...

That's fantastic Skye, you're going to do great. I have a feeling your multitasking skills are superb.

Your plans are moving ahead right on schedule. Before you know it, you'll be in some KoA somewhere in this beautiful country, laptop open on the picnic table, looking up at the stars, testing for yet another class.

Great job!

SkyePuppy said...


Alas! No dead cats. That's for the stand-alone Anatomy class. We must make do with models and pictures.

I've already started memorizing...


Ah, the KoA's. I'd forgotten about them, but your picture looks good. Thanks!

Christina said...

I'm a little late to chime in, but I wanted to say "congrats" on taking a big step toward a new career. I have a feeling you'll do great.

That being said, the dead-cat comment by "anonymous" aka Malott, is disturbing. While I only took high school biology, we would never have dissected a cat. We had to do a fetal pig. Either's weird.