I've been working as much as possible in order to rack up those clinical hours for PA school applications, and of course studying Microbiology. Sometimes I go to work from 7-3PM, then head almost immediately to my class from 4-7:30PM, work for my parents online and go to bed exhausted. I have been keeping up and excelling in my class, so all in all life is good.
Big news - a coworker at my psych clinic told me that her woman's groups wants to support my efforts in Ukraine! I was very touched by her offer, so I have a renewed vigor to sort out the nitty gritty details. I have about 5 large boxes full of needles, vacutainers, and blood draw tubes - still not sure what to do about getting them to Ukraine. I did call a contact today who I believe used to work at the Ukrainian embassy, so maybe he can shed some light onto the situation. I contacted a few local nonprofits to see if they would take the donation, if I cannot feasibly take them to Ukraine.
I am also somewhat in contact with someone at The Way Home - we have been been communicating via Facebook in Russian. I love how my computer has an easy way to switch to international keyboards! I definitely have some brushing up to do.
I found out today that the physician assistant application portal will be available April 17th, so I am excited to get all my information into the system and apply this summer!
I am currently working an overnight shift at my psych clinic. Besides driving home at 7AM in a daze and trying to fall asleep when the sun is up, it's not bad. I mean, I have done a lot of homework, wedding research and plan on spending about an hour or so reading up on fun places to visit while in Hong Kong. Oh yea, and I am going to Hong Kong this Thursday with my fiance to visit my sister, her husband, and one of my best friends from college. I cannot wait for that!
Here are a few photos I have compiled over the past month.
|Just a small example of what I have lying around my apartment|
|Gram-positive streptococcus bacteria found after preparing a slide with cultures from my mouth in Micro lab|
|Trash and Cash - a gift from one of my psych patients|