This happened YESTERDAY…I FINALLY graduated college with my Esthetics Technology Certificate w/honors 🤗🎉👩🏾🎓✨💖🙌🏾‼️Literally THE BEST day of my life‼️I couldn’t of done it without god first and foremost 🙏🏾, my family and friends. I cried tears of joy 😩😭..lemme tell you COLLEGE IS NO JOKE! 🙅🏾Seriously lol. NEVER GIVE UP ON YOUR DREAMS, no matter what your going through. Keep your head up and keep moving forward ❤️..But I DID IT, and I’m VERY PROUD OF MYSELF ☺️..here’s to the FUTURE 🌎✨
I don’t have much to write today, but I still thought I would share my progress over the past month. I’ve been keeping consistent and really pushing myself this month, especially as we get closer to summer! I would like to shout out to egg white omelets- as they were my survival tool over the past few weeks :) Anyways, Thats all for now. More updates to come!
Early morning study sessions are starting to rub off on me. Lately I’ve been finding that early morning study sessions keep me alert but also makes me feel quite accomplished right at the start of my day.
It must be possible to swim in the ocean of the one you love without drowning. It must be possible to swim without becoming water yourself. But I keep swallowing what I thought was air. I keep finding stones tied to my feet.
I’ve been a college student for three years now and for this coming first sem of school year 2017-2018, gladly I will become a senior. The idea of college wasn’t valuable for me before. I thought it would be just like how high school embraced me. I thought college was only about whatever field you enroll yourself, new friends, dramas, and stuff just like what high school was about.
For three years of setting foot on college, back-and-forth from home to school, and being hopeful that at least I would survive this student life, I realize that all my thoughts about college were all wrong. Filtered with paper works, challenges about reports, and nerve-cracking demonstrations, college is totally a not-joke thing. Yes, I thought about that, for the first time in my life I took schooling seriously and all thanks to college.
GUYS!!!! Oh my, it’s been a looooooong while. I actually went through my blog
and re-read everything and I’ve noticed that I was always saying how “I don’t
know what to and how to do blogging anymore” in most of my previous posts but I
PROMISE THIS TIME, I LEGIT DON’T KNOW WHAT TO WRITE OR HOW DO I DO THIS ANYMORE
because I haven’t done this for like forever. It felt like I’m starting again. I’m
not gonna babble more and let’s just hop right into my post.
as what I’ve mentioned on my previous posts, I’ve entered Third Year or the
Medtech proper last school year 2016-2017 and that’s (also) the reason why I
was gone for a very long time. Idk, I just found myself being swallowed by
acads and all that jazz that I never really had the time to write a single blogpost.
There’s so much that has happened in my entire Third Year life and I wish I
could’ve had written any of’em and immortalize the memories in this blog and hark
back to those times… but sadly, I didn’t. Anyway, as you can probably tell on
the title, this post would be a “rundown” of my experience as a Third Year
Medical Technology student.
how do I start?)
the school year earlier than that of the normal
students in our university due to the reason that we were trying to chase the
schedule for the 1-year internship because as you all know, we are one of those
pabibo schools who embraced the academic calendar shift. So the clinical
subjects I took this year are as follows:
General Pathology, Histopathology and Cytopathology
CC111 – Routine
– Medical Technology Laws and Bioethics
Laboratory Management and Supervision
Mycology and Virology
Urinalysis and Body Fluids (Clinical Microscopy)
Serology and Immunology
Continuation of CC1/ Special Chemistry
Endocrinology, Toxicology and Drug Testing
Immunohematology (Blood Banking and Transfusion Medicine)
believe I already passed all these freaking subjects let alone the first sem
subjects!!!! Personally, I think First semester is harder than the Second
Semester idk maybe because it’s the time when we were just and still adapting
to the new and toxic environment of
Third Year life and the transition is quite overwhelming. Also, the passing rate
was raised from 60% in Second Year to 70% in Third Year. I CAN’T EVEN!!! Plus
the laboratory practical exams had an upgrade to like 5x that of the Second
Year pracs. There’s legit a time when I went back to my dorm during lunchbreak
just to cry and for the first time in my life, I called my mom and cried for my
dear life because IT WAS SO HARD.
also during First Semester when I learned how essential it is to know the time difference from night
(let’s say 7pm) to 5 the next morning and how to utilize it very well because
your life literally depends on how you manage and distribute it to sleeping and
studying because you know, you’ll only have to read 1-3 chapters per subject
and you only have like 3 quizzes the next day for the lecture and probably a
practical exam or a long quiz for the laboratory in the afternoon. JUST HOW AM
I SUPPOSED TO PREPARE FOR THAT IN LESS THAN 10HRS???— is all I was thinking
then. That’s how resentful and pitiful I was back then.
laboratory skills we were taught— Venipuncture (of course! the freaking highlight
and a must), Blood Smearing, Staining, Pipetting!! Oh God forbid, I loathe
glass pipetting so much! Direct Fecal Smear… and all medtech-y skills. I love
Bacteriology so much. It was the subject I got the highest grade during First
Semester. The lecture and laboratory were both the bomb.com. But ofc, I wouldn’t
forget the anxiety the Unknown has
given us. For our finals in the lab, we were given unknown organisms and we
were to identify it via Biochemical Testing and everything we were taught of on
how to identify such. It took me so long to decide what my organism was because
some of the biochemical test results weren’t at par with theoretical information
so imagine my anguish. Our grades basically depended on it so… yeah.
the end, I decided it was Enterobacter cloacae.
memory from First Semester is the time when we were to submit Enterobius swabs
as additional points for our Parasitology laboratory. I took my bestfriend with
me to hunt down possible patients. It was such a memorable experience, I have
no more words. I poured all the feels on this Facebook post.
never forget about First Semester is the day when we had our Grand Practical Exam in our laboratory
subjects and it was the time when 3rd Floor HSC was in a total dishevelment.
We were taking turns and rotating in different labs to have our moving
practical exams simultaneously— one section is having their Histopath moving pracs,
the other is having their Bacte moving pracs, then another section is on the
roil in Hematology moving pracs while the other one is having their
Parasitology Moving Pracs and the like. That was the most intense day ever
that day, was the first time I was able to extract blood on a practical exam!!!
I can never forget how stupid I may have looked for shouting “Hala may dugo”
when blood oozed out from my partner’s vein. I was never able to bleed my
partner in almost all the practicals we had due to my infamous phobia with
needles and I was legit surprised and awed when a blood came out that day!!!
events of Second Semester… I’m not really sure?? lol even though it’s the
more recent semester, I can’t remember much from it coz it went like a blur to
me. It was so fast it was so unreal that it actually happened!!! (and that I
thing I could say about Second Semester is that I fancy UBF hahahaha I’m not
sure if it’s the subject itself or teacher factor hahahaha but to be honest, it
was so fun to study and probably the easiest of the panel of subjects for
second semester (or so I thought).
laboratory learning and insights this semester gave me more of the medtech
feels because most of the experiments/tests we did in the lab were the ones
that are being performed in the actual laboratory setting. I will never forget
the struggle of dilution in Serology lab. We weren’t allowed to use calculators
during the entire semester and of course as someone who absolutely hates math
and computation, that’s. the. worst. nightmare. ever. So given that situation,
imagine our surprise during the Final Laboratory Written examination when our
instructor finally allowed us to use calculator. Everybody in the class was in
awe because that’s super unexpected. We didn’t have much of moving practical
exams this sem compared to the numerous ones we had on first semester. The
practical exams were more like skills-based and principle application. Slide
identification-kind-of-moving practicals was surprisingly nakakamiss.
Self-pity time: Two semester have passed and no one was able
to extract blood from me huhuhu do I even have veins??? :——(
give you some insight, there are:
major examinations in each lecture subjects
major written examination in each laboratory subjects
Practical Exam in each laboratory subjects
Practical Exam in each laboratory subjects
and post quizzes in every meeting in each lecture subjects
and post quizzes in every laboratory experiments
Quizzes every after chapter
Quizzes before major examination in each lecture subject
Quizzes before major examination in each laboratory subjects
quizzes whenever the professor would like
to mention the drawings of each specimen in laboratory manuals in each
Journal readings in each lecture subject
hindi po kami OA and nag-iinarte. Our lives literally revolve in exams and
on, last May 19, we had our Pre-Internship Program which is a prerequisite
before you can proceed to internship. On that exact day,we took a 700-item Diagnostic
Examination without any notice and I literally just came back from an 8-hour
trip because I went home in Bicol so I was sitting for like 14 hours
straight!!! We had series of practical examinations for two weeks, a Phlebotomy
seminar with BD Philippines, a tour in a National Reference Laboratory which is
the National Kidney Institute and an Oral Revalida.
CAUTION: Photospam ahead.
I’m not sure if this is enough to summarize everything because I can feel that it’s not even in the slightest bit justified on this post. Maybe it’s one of the wonders of life that cannot be really put into words. (But you tried, self what are you doing hahaha)
to say that all these experiences; the nerve-racking and heartbreaking quizzes,
no-sleep days, tears, sweats, blood (hahahaha legit), cramming moments and all
other hardships are the variables which played significant roles in this endeavour
which lead me to where I am heading right now. I’m so happy and proud to share
to you guys the next step I’m taking in this career path. I am now officially a
Medical Technology Intern at St. Luke’s Medical Center – Quezon City under the
Institute of Pathology. I know, I can’t believe it myself that I was able to
pass through the needle-hole like hurdle you call “Third Year life”. SLMC is
actually my first-in since we are to undergo 1-year internship and we will be
having our second-in next semester in another hospital.
be forever thankful to Trinity University of Asia especially to Dean Rodriguez
for always making sure that the quality of education/ training is there. Thank
you for a super hands-on laboratory experience. It’s like a simulation of the
environment that we will be facing in the near future. Would also like to thank
our Clinical Instructors:
gearing us up with all the lectures, wisdom and skills that we would need to be the Medical Technologists that we are aiming
significant life event during the course of Third Year life:
I became an Altar Server at the
Shrine of Jesus the Divine Word. Dream come true.
I was elected Medical Technology
Councilor in the University Student Council. Unreal.
All glory and praise to the Lord God above. Thank you for guiding me in almost everything I do. Thank you also St. Jude Thaddeus for interceding for me. Forever grateful and blessed.
That’s pretty much how I can sum up my Third Year life. I hope you enjoy reading as much as I enjoyed writing it! Thank you so much for reading yet another long blog post of mine. See you on my next post (hopefully there’s a next)!!!
HAPPY MAY! Almost done with finals - and that means SUMMER !!🌞 Yo girl has been crazy busy finishing up work and things to end my semester- and has been KILLIN IT at the gym to cope with stress! (go gurl!!). Here Is the Progress ya’ll 🙌🏼💕
p.s. How cute is the boyf?
p.s.s. Almost have a full pull up!!