Schedule corrections and coloring book answers

I readjusted our schedule a bit to account for the hour of class we missed on Wednesday 10/20. I’ve double and triple checked, and I believe all the dates and times now match the Google Calendar – but please let me know if you see a mistake!

I also added a page that contains answers to all the questions posed in the coloring book – it’s called Heme Coloring Book and it’s located at the bottom of the Systemic Pathology dropdown menu. This coloring book is totally optional – so no need to do it if it’s not your thing ­čÖé I’ve still got some copies left and I’ll bring them to class tomorrow in case you didn’t get one last week.

Exam 1 details

Hi everyone – here are the details you need to know about our first exam.

Date/time. The exam will be open from 12:01 am until 11:59 pm on Wednesday, October 13, and you’ll have 2 hours to complete it once you start. Just be sure to get it uploaded by 11:59 pm tomorrow night.

Password. The assessment password is YouGotThis100.

Points/questions. The exam is worth a total of 32 points.

Exam breakdown. The exam point breakdown is as follows:

  • Cardiac path (14 points)
  • Respiratory path (8 points)
  • GI/Liver/Pancreas path (10 points)

Please let me know if you have any questions! You got this.

Couple updates

I posted today’s review session on our lectures page, and I posted the Kahoot on our Kahoots page, in case you’re interested in going through that as you study for the exam. I haven’t put the exam together yet, but when I do, I’ll post the breakdown for each section of material.

Also – I know you have a busy week this week, two exams today plus ours on Wednesday – so for the Substance Use Disorder questions (see this post), I’m giving you until Sunday, October 17th to turn them in.

Substance Use Disorder questions

As I mentioned in class, there will be no exam questions on this lecture (the material just doesn’t lend itself to multiple-choice questions). So I put together a few short-answer questions; you can access them on this Google form. if you work through these questions thoughtfully, you’ll get 10 points. No need to write a lot (a few sentences or a paragraph should do it) – I just want to make sure you understand some of the main lecture concepts.

Thank you for today!

It was SO GREAT to see all of you in class today! Thank you so much for coming, and for all of your kind words – I could not believe you clapped when I came in – I’m still tearing up thinking about that. You are amazing.

As I mentioned at the beginning of class today, I decided that our time might be best spent today just talking about the course, having milk and cookies, and having a chance to talk in person a little bit.

Turns out today’s lecture on Valve Disease and Cardiomyopathy only contains 14 slides, and those slides are covered in one of the videos I posted for last week’s lectures (video 3, minutes 33-56).

So there are two videos posted for today on our lectures page:

  1. A lecture video covering today’s slides.
  2. A classroom video recording of today’s classroom time. (For some reason, there was an issue with the audio today – the mic was super loud, so I moved it away from my face – but that resulted in very poor sound quality in the recording. Will get that fixed for Wednesday.)

Some of you asked if I could post the recipe for the cookies I brought today – here it is! I love this recipe because it makes cookies that stay soft and chewy. I think it works best with room temperature rather than melted butter though.

Finally, a couple photos of Billie Eilish tonight at the Met Gala. Such an amazing move on Anna Wintour’s part to make Billie and Amanda Gorman co-chairs of the event. UGHH life is good.

Lectures page is updated!

I’m finally feeling better, and I’ve updated our lectures page so that all the dates and times and lecture titles are accurate. Yay! I’ll work on the syllabus next and post that soon so that you can see all the official details regarding the course. You know how things work by now, though, having gone through General Histology and General Pathology with me.

It’s weird how we’ve gone through two whole courses together and I’ve never actually met you guys in person. So I am SO EXCITED to be in the classroom with you finally!!