I am now a T8/T9 student

I’m finally back in medical school! I have never had a more confusing introduction…

As how it turned out, this semester, I will be doing a part of T8 (termin 8 or semester 8) and a part of T9. Owing to this, I belong to two classes, namely my old class from last year and the class above. In addition to this, I’m a hired researcher for the university simultaneously. My introductory day last Monday went a little like this:

  • Roll call with T8 followed by introduction to the semester and presentation of important people
  • Department fika with my research group and meeting our new student in the group
  • Roll call with T9 followed by introduction to the semester and presentation of the SAME important people, hence same information
  • Lunch with T9 classmates
  • Orthopaedics teaching session with T9 classmates
  • Back to the lab

I have never had a more confusing first day. Where do I even belong?

The next day I was in lectures + practical session with my T8 class with a research meeting in between. The rest of the week I was in cardiology, which actually has been really good. I think now my schedule is finally stabilising at least!

So if you ask me what class I’m in, I don’t know. If you ask me if I’m working or if I’m a student, I don’t normally know how to reply either. I thought it was difficult being able to differentiate if I’m a Linköping medical student or a British medical student but well, now it got even more difficult.

But it’s okay. I like it this way 🙂

Confusing, but so far so good! Here’s to a good semester as a T8/T9/researcher! 😀

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