Saturday, April 29, 2017

The End

This month's hours- 18
Total semester- 33
Total for the year- 73

April is coming to a close which means we did it! This week marked our last exam for Cell Control and our last seminar. It's hard to believe how much has changed in the last year, how much we have grown, and how much we have learned.

As for volunteering this month I participated in an event at the children's museum which focused on teaching children about dinosaurs. It was a so much fun, we had stations where we taught about a particular dinosaur or era and the children loved it. I also continued at St. Margaret's. This month on Monday afternoons I have been assigned to sit with a woman diagnosed with ALS, she is very enthusiastic and is a great communicator despite her progressing disability. The experience there has been invaluable and I hope to continue there throughout the next year. For environmental signaling we also contributed to an ongoing project of soil testing for lead deposits in children play areas. Other than volunteering and finishing up classes I have been focused on studying for the MCAT and working on my lab research project for which very excitingly has been accepted into publication.

All in all this semester has been very fun and interesting. I look forward to my next year in New Orleans and am glad some of my classmates will be staying as well. My decision to do this program has been one of the best I could have made for my career. The network connections, opportunities, and friendships I have made throughout this year are invaluable and it is bittersweet to say goodbye. Well that's all, good luck to next year's pharmers you're in for fun ride.