It’s new quarter time. Last night was my first “Medicine & The Law” class. I have high hopes. How can you not when your teacher is an improv comedienne?
Last quarter was, as you might have guessed from the summarizing cartoon, “History of Medicine.” Not what I expected, in that we didn’t study a timeline of great discoveries, but more and different. I learned about the importance of establishing context. Understanding history is not about dates, events or people. It’s about context. I think that’s going to come in handy. The other important lesson seems to be that history isn’t something you learn, it’s something you do.
Bottom line: I’m enjoying grad school way more than I think is advisable.