Thursday, January 20, 2011

High Honors

It's hard to believe Ryan is already in his second term of medical school. Only three more to go and we're back in the States! This semester is shaping up to be one of the busiest yet. Aside from my regular routine of going to the pool, gym and cooking meals, I will be babysitting Isabella 2-3 evenings a week. I'm also working on some new knitting projects that I can't wait to share with you.

Ryan is going to be involved in several things outside of regular classwork. He made all A's last semester, so he was extended an invitation to join the exclusive Honor Society. Only students who obtain a 4.0 their first term are invited to join, and they must maintain a 3.5 throughout medical school.

He is also going to be teaching two DES sessions. These are like tutoring groups that are open to all first term students. He gets paid a little bit of money (a very little bit) but it's a good way to review his first term classes and keep up with the information. He'll be teaching a session in Biochemistry and one in Histology.

And finally, we found out yesterday that he was accepted into the Research Society. They chose only 6 students out of his class of over 480 students. Students must have at least a 3.5 GPA, send in an application and a letter of recommendation, be selected for an interview, and then chosen for the society. This group will give him the opportunity to work closely with one of his professors (who previously taught at Harvard) and publish several papers before graduating. It's a very big honor for him to be in this group.

I'm so proud of Ryan's hard work and so thankful to the Lord for giving him these great opportunities.

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