"Learning is a treasure that will follow its owner everywhere."
On a recent trip to Target, I saw the infamous "Back to School" display. Seeing the bins upon bins of erasers, glue, crayons, and backpacks lining the back of the store reminded me that it was time for me to get my school supplies too. I felt that same rush of excitement I got when I was in elementary school, carefully selecting which folders and colored pencils to get. However, this year, I wasn't going to be loading my shopping basket with Justin Bieber folders and markers.
The medical school supply list is a far cry from what I was accustomed to in primary school and even as an undergraduate. Of course there are the usual textbooks and course packets that I have gotten from the bookstore, but some of the more "unusual" items include dissecting tools, tuning fork, and reflex hammer. As I was perusing through the U of M bookstore for these items, I felt even more excited because I realized how hands-on medical school will be. We will be using the dissecting tools as we study cadavers and utilize the reflex hammers as we practice conducting physical examinations. Approaching things in a hands-on fashion is such a wonderful way to learn and I can't wait to start.