Thanks peeps! I was back at school for most of the day today, learning heart sounds (throw a bunch of med students in a room and see who finds the first heart murmur!) and all kinds of other interesting things like what happens when a girl has two uteruses, or what a urachal fistula looks like...ugh, this stuff is not pretty!
I walked into one new professor's office to ask about taking the physiology exam two days later (it is scheduled for Wednesday, but I haven't touched the stuff in a few days and...well, it's a whole lot of stuff, especially given our urogenital anatomy/histology/embryology exam on Monday). I told him I'd "been sick." He practically laughed me out of his office until I explained that I was in the hospital for exacerbation of a chronic illness. Then of course he regressed and said it wouldn't be a problem as long as I talked to the dean. He thought I was talking about getting over a cold. I know the guy doesn't know me, and for all he knew I could be a major slacker who drank too much beer the night before at the medical frat party (wonder if those exist?). But oh, all the hoopla-doopla of getting a letter to the dean "explaining my situation" and asking them to "please consider my request to take an exam two days later than scheduled" and all that blech-work just seems so melodramatic, you know?
Fellow students, bestow your wisdom upon me...how much do you tell? Who do you tell? Right now I have to decide whether I'm going to go into this with a) the dean of student services, b) the academic dean, c) the dean of the college, d) my academic advisor, or e) my professors themselves. Who needs to know? I don't want everyone and their Aunt Patty sitting around the dean's throne discussing my diarrhea, but I also don't want to be the laughstock of Those Who Will Make Me a Doctor.
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