1ST YEAR BDS TO FINAL YEAR : SO FAR SO GOOD

DrSunny Chourse

I'm fond of jogging, playing badminton, ghazals, retro songs. I'm a regular blood donor (12 times) (O negative) and love to write. Currently, after securing a rank in AIPG, I am doing my MDS in Orthodontics.



SO FAR SO GOOD

28th October 2009, 11:40 AM, 43 Degree Celsius

Long back then it was looking like a desert from the top floor of the Sardar Patel hostel. Gazing through the windows at the tractors going by playing Telugu songs on full volume, I was a happy man.

Reason – just few minutes ago I got a call saying that my admission to the college has not been finalized. I immediately called my dad and said, “Pops, seats are filled it seems. I’m coming back home” and dropped the phone.

Well everything changed in the next one hour. I was asked to join the college next day. PHEW!! From there this 5 year long journey of BDS started which is finally coming to an end.

ACT 1 ( 1ST YEAR )

First day to college is like first love, no one forgets. After the first theory class went to my professor and said, “Mam, I’m a new admission. Today is my first day”.

She gave a mysterious look and started, “Already two months are over, and first internals are over. How will you cope up? You know how difficult it is to maintain the registers for us. Why these people are still taking admissions”.

I thought… BANG!! Right on target mam. You’re awesome. Why they are taking admission. But then fees was paid and there was no looking back.

Entering the dissection hall, the smell of formalin gave me all the symptoms of syncope. Just then I remembered, woo all girls are watching. What if I faint in front of them? They will remember me like thisthroughouttheir life. I rushed towards the water cooler at the end of anatomy lab and sat there till I gained my confidence back to face those dead bodies and living beauties again.

Physiology lab was about blood shedding and rescue. We could not prick our own fingers but did the same for our friends with the confidence of some hematologic expert (Bhai kuch nai hoga, Chill).

The biggest challenge was to get the right color in the test tube during the Biochemistry practicals. It was a mad rush to achive the apt color irrespective of what we have mixed. Carving was very interesting to do. We used to carve till 2 AM in the morning hoping to get sign for it.

Next day we were informed that the mesio-distal with of central incisor is short by 1 mm. Poor carving was crushed and the tagline was – Repeat.


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