The whole reason for the trip was to take the opportunity to watch OSU vs. MIzzou face-off in an nail-biting game of football. This worked great because one of the guys went to OSU for undergrad and is obsessed with the university. I think at one point he was even Mr. OSU so he had lots of friends to see and for use to meet. Instead we ended up touring the campus, watching a little football, and socializing with the OSU alumni. Even though the football wasn't spectacular it was refreshing to see how nice the OSU fans were. Out of nowhere an OSU fan decked out in head to toe orange would stop us and tell us how happy they were we came to visit. Yet, the funniest part of the trip was probably staying in the dorms that they use as hotels. It was cheap and not too bad. Overall the weekend was a success!
So now moving onto today, my first ACE experience as an M2. ACE is when a medical student gets the opportunity to be paired with a physician and see how they practice in their specific field. It is kind of like glorified shadowing or the beginning stage of an apprenticeship. It is a time when you get to learn by observing and even participating in clinical medicine. This morning at 8am my experience with an ER physician began. I don't think I can express how gratefully I was that the physician I was with took the time to talk to me, explaining the array of situations, procedures, and reasonings behind the treatment steps that were being initiated. That make the experience much more enjoyable and I don't spend the time watching the clock!