With the month of August coming to a close, I find it is now time to reflect on my experiences thus far in the program. The subsequent posts will focus primarily on my community service involvements at Sci-high, which I hope will commence in the coming weeks. With that being said, I feel a curricular reflection would be appropriate at this time.
I am so very pleased to say that thus far, my experience at Tulane’s pharmacology department has been everything I have hoped. I find my amazement constantly renewed in class when considering the sublime machine that is the human body and its molecular constitutes. A new layer of complexity has been added to my organic and biomedical knowledge base, which has among other things, fostered a new perspective and appreciation for the great minds that have gone before. The medical pharmacology course in particular has proved to be ineffable source of enjoyment for me. In recent weeks, the lectures on antibiotics, HiV drugs, EKG interpretation and cancer therapy have been delivered so elegantly; I almost look forward to the memorizing monolithic drug list associated with them.
I am fortunate to have come to this program with a meticulous study method and concomitant work ethic that I feel has allowed me to get the most out of this program. Consequently, I am happy to say my grades thus far are a solid reflection both of what I have learned and my level of enthusiasm. As my undergraduate area of research dealt with cognition and the nervous system, I am very much looking forward to studying the ANS drugs and conclusively experiencing all else this superb program has to offer.