Bismillah Hir Rahman Ir Raheem
Hey, everyone!! This week was quite hectic for me. Too much was happening in little time. Along with intense studies, we had two group projects to do and tasks involving groups can get hectic and sometimes annoying.
I couldn’t keep track of what picture I took on which day so they may not be specific to the day I mention.
Sunday, 3rd Feb
In college, we have Small Group Discussions or SGDs for short where our group of around 108 students are divided into 8 groups who revise their concepts of the chapter studied according to the Learning Objectives shown above, with a facilitator. We are then graded out of 10 in a log book based on our participation.
It’s best to properly go through the topic. If that’s not possible, then just say anything that you know often so that the facilitator knows you’ve learnt something. That helps in learning also.
Monday, 4th Feb
I got my first punishment in college for coming 5 minutes late in class. My whole personality was generalised and future was predicted by our professor based on that fact. But atleast I wasn’t alone. A lot of girls and boys also stood with me at the back of the class. Even our Class Representative! I’m starting to pity that poor dude.
Tuesday, 5th Feb
Let’s see another view of my beautiful city!
Wednesday, 6th Feb
We’ve finally come down to a conclusive diagnosis for our PBL: mesentric ischemia. Now we have to present our diagnosis and the purpose behind choosing it.
Thursday, 7th Feb
We have a Mehfil (function) today. Students from my batch and seniors sang songs and spoke Urdu poetry. A batchmate even beat-boxed and it was amazing! Zamad Baig, winner of Pakistan Idol also came, but in my opinion, our performers were more entertaining.
Especially the part where the boys from my batch starting bhangra dancing in a circle together, as Pakistanis do 😁
I got free tea from Islamabad tea and it was really good. I had rice and chicken tikka as well.
Friday, 8th Feb
My group and I made a poster describing how the future of medicine could be. We chose three ideas: an app that could be used for diagnostic purposes, like blood glucose and pressure monitoring, detecting viruses and cancer cells, etc. The other was use of capsules that could maintain telomere length in chromosomes to prevent aging. The third idea was bioengineering used to make a heart graft that could help repair and regenerate heart muscle, which is as close to a living tissue as possible.
Then we added a picture of out group as we are the brightest Future of Medicine.
We presented out ideas to all the professors who came to see.
Saturday, 9th Feb
I played a good game of Volleyball with my batchmates on Friday and this was the after effect. Today is Saturday and many spots have turned purple. But I played well and had fun.
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So that was my lovely week. How was yours? Do share ur experiences in the comments.
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