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14.08 Beginning

August 1, 2014 (Friday)

Second day of orientation almost complete.  This school apparently has a reputation for turning out residents who are somewhat more prepared.  It also has a fairly significant reputation for excellent anatomy instruction, as well as neurology and diagnostic techniques.  All exactly what I am hoping for.

ID photos have been taken, groups are formed (except anatomy groups), and we've heard a little bit about how the classes are structured, how to fail, how not to fail, and a touch of philosophy regarding gross anatomy.  Also purchased a giant OMM (osteopathic manipulative medicine) manual, which looks entirely worthwhile.

We have two fairly significant pieces due on Sunday and Monday.  Yes, we have work due before class officially starts.

It has been so long getting here, that it feels weird to finally be here.

July 30, 2014 (Wednesday)

According to the academic calendar, orientation starts today.  However, according to the actual orientation schedule, it starts tomorrow at 10AM.

Everything is working OK so far.  The basic household operations are functional, the kitchen is well-stocked with food, and most things for daily operations have a place.  We have a fairly significant quantity of food, particularly necessities, so the food budget is fairly easy at the moment.