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Grey’s Anatomy 30 Second Dance Party 

On not going to class.

I’ve stated a few times that I don’t go to class. Unless it’s absolutely mandatory and I’ll lose points if I don’t go- I stay home. Choosing whether or not to attend class is a very personal thing and no one can tell you what’s right for you and your learning style. The reasons that I skip class are endless:

-I wake up when I want to (sometimes detrimental but most of the time it’s good). 

-Comfy clothes. No bra. Sorry if TMI. Fuzzy socks. Messy bun. Lookin’ a fool but feeling good. 

-Making my own tea/coffee and eating my own food- less likely to spend money and less likely to grab whatever is fast/convenient on campus. 

-Lecture speeds are honestly just too slow for me to pay attention. When watching a recorded lecture or a pathoma video- I speed it up to at least 1.7 speed. 

-I get to move at my own pace. If I need a break from pathology to study some pharmacology… I can do that sitting at home. I can’t very well stop a pathology lecturer midway through and decide it’s pharmacology time. 

-I still look crazy doing my 30 second dance parties but no one can see me when I’m home alone instead of in a packed library or lecture hall. 

-Naps. I take them sometimes. 

-I can actually work in some exercise. I have no excuses!

And the list goes on… these factors facilitate my learning style for massive amounts of pre-clinical material. Today was one of those days that I didn’t even leave the house. I was able to get through everything on my to-do list for the day and then some. The key to being a successful class-skipper is planning. For example, I already went over tomorrow’s pharmacology lecture in addition to today’s topics. I’m not going to class (duh) and I have a dentist appointment during the time I would normally be studying pharm. I love this flexibility, it makes life a lot easier for a super busy, overworked medical student. 

The hardest part about skipping classes was just letting go. I can probably count the number of classes that I skipped in college on one hand. I distinctly remember a doctor telling me: “Oh, I never went to class in med school. Skip it and learn from the book.” I was horrified! But now that’s exactly what I do. Granted, medical students have incredible outside resources to learn material and I take full advantage of them in addition to the books. At first I had major FOMO about skipping class and would get anxious that I had missed some critically important, high-yield piece of information about a topic and would fail the test. Spoiler alert: pretty much all high-yield stuff is in First Aid. Chillax, bruh. 

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I heard a gasp from the bathroom. Thinking something was wrong, I yelled down the hall. Only to be left waiting by an uncomfortable pause, followed by my wife beaming with a positive ovulation test in her hand. And just like that her ovulation is right on time! Yay for the smiley face! We definitely had a “30 second dance party”I made her take three just to be sure! Who knew that all we needed was a relaxing European getaway to kick start her Fallopian tubes. Now all we have to do is wait until next month to see Derek and get some baby dust!

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