Sunday, July 8, 2007


Tomorrow I head out to the Rocky Mountains for some much needed rest and rehabilitation. I will be there (at a base elevation of approximately 5,400 feet) for three weeks before I return to D.C. to tackle my second year of medical school.

Some planned activities are white-water rafting, hiking (peak elevation approximately 10,200 feet), jogging, and plenty of TV-watching (I have much to catch up on). I will have limited Internet access, so my posting will be less frequent.

The next three weeks will likely be the last three-week vacation that I take for a long time to come. Next summer I will be studying for USMLE Step 1, and the summer after that is only a two-week break. You don't get much time off during medical school. Even on this trip I will likely spend some time reviewing first-year material and previewing second-year material. Nevertheless, when that vacation time rolls around, make the most of it. Do something. Do nothing. Just be sure that you come out feeling refreshed. You deserve it!


Stephen said...
This comment has been removed by a blog administrator.
The Lone Coyote said...

Enjoy your trip. It sounds awesome. And if you read this from the road, please put the books away and do not review or study in the wilderness... trust me, there is plenty of time for that later. Just relax and enjoy some time away from the grind.