My Life as a Caribbean Medical Student (or add another cute intro title here)
It's nice to be back to the States, and be done with 1 semester of medical school. Here's a little taste of what i was up to during the school year, which i was too busy to post.
Before i found my beloved Ross Adventist Fellowship family I was able to attend some revival meetings which were held under a tent. Here are pics of the Carib Sea baptisms. There are actually a lot of 7th Day Adventists in Dominica. I prefer to go into the water to scuba dive but I guess being baptized in the Carib Sea ain't bad either.
This is where we had our white coat ceremony. This is our lecture hall, the "Annex". This semester (semester alone mind you. We have a new class every semester) numbered 400+ students. As you can tell we have the state of the art technology, at least 5 plasma TVs and 4 large projection screens for the power point presentations. We have media site so that you can watch the whole lecture on line if you like.
Dominican cat. This picture is for my Maryland friends, Sonica and Una. This is right outside our subway deck eating area on campus.
Notice that there are outgrowths from the branches...they grow down and become roots, that's what I surmised from observing the tree once during lunch.
Dominica's version of the highway i guess. This road runs completely around the whole island. You can see my favorite place to grab lunch, the shwarma truck, yummm.
The "shacks" this is where we grab our lunches and dinners and snacks. They sell mostly local fare for food. You can grab local fruits and veggies and tropical drinks as well. You could consider this our version of a cafeteria.
This is our eating area, just take the stairs up from the shacks. Posing in the pic are a couple of our security officers.
This is how they sell fish out in Dominica. When do they sell the fish? When they catch 'em, duhhh. Can u see the simple weighing system in the back? The guy holding the fish is the one who caught it, or at least he says so.
OK, yeah it's beautiful but how often do you think i get to see this? Yes, this all takes place while i'm in the library staring at the notes or computer.
This is our local mute and deaf guy. He will start yelling incoherently as you pass by sometimes point to dirty flip flops and jeans (;) that was for you Soni, ha ha haaa).
My study group friends hanging out at Tomato's restaurant, post Mini 2. This is where the set of "Pirates of the Caribbean" ate while they were filming.
My daughter i never told you about, nah just kidding. Brother Maglore and his family and me. He helps out with our Ross Adventist Fellowship ministry on campus.
The campus iguanas, they hang out right outside the gate on campus. I think it's a boy iguana chasing a girl iguana, we're not much different than lizards huh.
You still reading this?! If so, here a picture of me studying in classroom 4 for the final with 'lil sis.