Texas Wesleyan Students lend me your ear - page 2

To all those starting at Texas Wesleyan in 65 days let us converse now. 1 Is the finacial aid dept giving you gas?? me too. yesterday they told me they would have our award letters out mid... Read More

  1. by   alansmith52
    well we are getting closer. I assume everyone got the packet in the mail. (that was exciting) I have now officaly quit work. yeah baby. gonna go to south padrea and maybe to atlanta before the storm. how many of us are living in ftworth already. seems like at least two. oh by the way I did the price check on books for first semster. amazon.com is the same price as majors on every book because majors does the fulfillment for amazon.com or at least the warehouse they get their books from does. however, majors is having a residents day sale on july 18 and many of our books will be on sale.
    matt
  2. by   sandman
    Everyone should check out Wal-Mart.com. They sell all of our textbooks for less than amazon or majors. I've ordered from them before and have no complaints.
  3. by   arkgolfer
    I ordered mine through medbooks.com. Ordered on Tues and received on Fri. They actually came from Majors. As I glanced through the "Textbook of Medical Physiology", I have begun to realize what a mountain is ahead of us!
  4. by   KWebb
    Hey guys, I've got about 6 more lectures before leaving Wesleyan for residency. Trust me, at this point you should save your money instead of buying the PDA. You won't need it AT ALL during the didactic portion of school. Some students will tell you not only not to buy a PDA but, don't even buy the books! I agree only to a certain extent. However, I can honestly tell you that I personally know students who haven't bought a book since the first semester and they've done fine in the program. I like my books though.

    For the golfer who has "realized the mountain" in front of him... trust me, you can't possibly know the mountain that's in front of you. You must first suffer the wrath of Reinke!! Unfortunately, you will not understand what that is until after your first exam. And for those of you who are trying to study now... you should find better ways to pass the time. You need to do everything except study at this point. You will soon study more than you thought was humanly possible.

    Don't worry, they are actually pretty good at easing you into the program. Even Reinke starts slow with cellular A&P. In fact, in the beginning you will wish that he would speed up and get to the good stuff. Very soon though, he will definitely challenge you to keep up with him. He presents every thing you need to know in class. Read Guyton if you want but the notes are absolutely the most important. If you don't already have a copy of the notes (Vining's notes or various others) don't worry, he will make them available to you. Besides, if you had them now you would just start studying them anyway. Don't waste your time, he'll present everything in extreme detail and force complete understanding upon you.

    Guess that's enough for now. I'll try to watch for new posts/questions. Busy, busy with the mid-term, and final's are just around the corner. Good luck to all.

    K
  5. by   SCHMEGGA
    Hey guys, I am a current student at Wesleyan who is just finishing up didactics (mid-term on Firday). I have 3 friends who are going with ya'll this year.

    1. Financial aide dept does suck! They have given us the run-around for the last entire year. I hope it gets better for ya'll.

    2. For chem: Don't worry to much about it. Ya'll will have a different prof than we did, but the info is not that hard. Worry about Reinke!!! Hehehehe. BTW, you are using the same text we used.

    3. As Yoda says, "You will be!"

    4. I am heading back home to Abilene. Less than 2 weeks. Yeah!!!

    A few other things of note for you guys.

    A. The new lecture hall that was just built for you guys is very nice. If you get a laptop, be sure and spring for a wireless card for internet. The room is set-up for wireless web. And yes, my Apple iBook with airport card works flawlessly in there. And the connection is FAST! I believe it is a T3. Get the wireless card!!!

    B. About Reinke: He is extremely tough! I don't care what type of student you are, you are going to have trouble with his tests. There is a just a ton of info for each and you MUST KNOW IT ALL! DO NOT slouch on studying for his class. You do not want to bomb the first test and have to play catch-up for the rest of the first semester. Here is my suggestion. After classes are finished for the day you need to go home and reread the entire lecture with Ray's notes. YOu need to take the time to understand what you are reading. The vast majority of the questions are not going to be, "List the 5 cranial bones." It is going to be, "What are the parts of the ethmoid involved in the respiratory tract and what type of tissue is found there and also state why this tissue is significant to this portion." Kiss your family before the first day of class and tell them that you love them and will see them again during the Christmas break.

    C. Find 2-4 classmates who are doing well in the classes and start getting together the week before exams. Not every day. You need personal study time before you meet. When you get together, discuss what you might think will be questions. Anything and everythig is possible, believe me.

    If you have any more questions I will try to start getting in here fairly often and will give advice. I am more than happy to help!
  6. by   SCHMEGGA
    As for what my buddy KWebb says, you cannot understand the mountain in front of you. It is a very vast hurdle and it is going to be very hard to pace yourself. Whatever you do, and if you need to write this down and hang it on teh fridge in big letters then do it:
    DO NOT GET BEHIND!

    These words can save your life. If you study one subject at a time for each test you will soon find that you are mired in a swamp that you cannot escape. You must study every class each day. On your off days you need to be hitting it hard and then a few days before the exam you need to be doing group study on those days.


    By the way I would be happy to answer any questions you have about the new building, STAN lab, time management, etc... that ya'll have. Just put it here and I will do my utmost to keep on top of any and all questions I can answer.
  7. by   dianah
    Butting in here, I'm not a CRNA or student but I worked for many years at Arrowhead Regional, in Medical Imaging, and I have to comment on the quality of students from TW. Many Interventional Radiology procedures required Anesthesia Dept back-up and support, and the CRNAs who attended were always professional, KNEW THEIR STUFF, and I never had any qualms for any patients cared for by TW students. I guess you're not really students at that point in training, huh? Anyway, you all get my vote, hang in there and you'll do well. Apologize for thread hijacking, carry on! -- Diana
  8. by   SCHMEGGA
    Originally posted by dianah
    Butting in here, I'm not a CRNA or student but I worked for many years at Arrowhead Regional, in Medical Imaging, and I have to comment on the quality of students from TW. Many Interventional Radiology procedures required Anesthesia Dept back-up and support, and the CRNAs who attended were always professional, KNEW THEIR STUFF, and I never had any qualms for any patients cared for by TW students. I guess you're not really students at that point in training, huh? Anyway, you all get my vote, hang in there and you'll do well. Apologize for thread hijacking, carry on! -- Diana
    You can highjack like that any day
  9. by   arkgolfer
    How useful is recording the lectures from class? I am planning to use a digital recorder, transfer the files to my laptop, then place them on a cd for listening on the road. What % of students record, and does it help?
  10. by   SCHMEGGA
    Originally posted by arkgolfer
    How useful is recording the lectures from class? I am planning to use a digital recorder, transfer the files to my laptop, then place them on a cd for listening on the road. What % of students record, and does it help?
    I am one of the one's who did not record lectures. BUT, there were many who swore by it. It depends on how you are going to use them I think. Most of those that did record used them to clarify subjects/ideas/statements that were made in class that they didn't quite catch. Others would relisten to every lecture and then make notes from that. I see no reason why you shouldn't record. I think doing it in order to listen while on the road is a fantastic idea. You need as much repetition as you can get.

    As for the type of recorder: I suggest you get a digital recorder. Of my study-mates that did record, those that had listened to the lectures on tape and digitally stated that the digital recorders were much easier to understand because anunciation was much better. Spring the extra dough and get a good one. The last thing you want to do is second guess a lecture because you couldn't understand it or misunderstood it because of a crappy recorder.

    Keep the questions coming guys! I am anxious to help ya'll enter this field!

    BTW, I use "guys" as a generic term. Please don't take offense ladies.
  11. by   KWebb
    I recorded a couple of lectures and then realized that I never listened to them. You'll be amazed at the number of recorders that end up in front of Dr. Reinke. I would definitely give it a try. Like schmegga said, it's great for clarification. Be aware though, in the new bldg. you have a small speaker at just about every desk so a digital recorder may not be necessary. I'd certainly try an old tape recorder. If it's poor quality and you want to listen, then by all means, get a good digital.

    K
  12. by   KWebb
    I know everyone is always worried about Dr. Reinke, and rightfully so, but if you want to know a little about your pharm-I class then see this link: www.department.txwes.edu/msna/mmartin
    This houses some lecture notes, power points and sample test questions.

    Keep those questions coming.

    K
  13. by   sandman
    To current TWU students:

    How much time do you have between the summer term and the begining of residency.

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