Posts Tagged With: 2016

Sit on Einstein’s lap

One of the crazier things that I wanted to do when I was in DC (the same visit I did the spy museum was go visit Einstein’s monument. I originally wanted to do this in between my house/senate visits, but the M3s who were around wanted us to stick together, which was fine. So we ended up together going to the Washington Monument. If we had not stopped for lunch, we might have been able to hit Einstein which was not that much further.

However, since we didn’t, I went out the following day. I walked from the Washington Court hotel to the monument and walked back. That is an hour walk each way for the record. I left right after our great presentation on branding/media relations, and came back just in time (about 10 minutes early) for clinical skills where I sutured for almost 2 hours.

It was a few miles walking, each way and it seems he is a popular place to visit. Everyone was taking photos with Einstein which was just outside the National Academy of Sciences. There is a copy of the celestial sphere at his feet which is pretty detailed although a slightly easier one to cope with is on the plaque in front of him. I would love to be in the NAS but that might be because I am very weird and I have a strong love for the sciences.

I know I tend to have a bit of an ego in this matter, but I wonder what proportion of the tourists know what he did besides E=MC^2? Or can even state what that means? Would you do this?

Completed : 2016

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Selection Committee – also again

I only sat on one term this year because I was again trying to get back into medical school. I barely completed the movies or the meetings, however I did nearly get into it when a very offensive transsexual movie was screened and I was told I didn’t know what I was talking about so I had to come out as transsexual in front of the entire selection committee. Then my bravery was commented on and they put it back up to get more eyes on it. I don’t remember the details of the movie but I wrote up a rather long response which I was intending to read at the meeting but then my gall bladder ruptured and I missed the meeting because I was being prepped for emergency surgery. Luckily it was printed out and read at the meeting.

I didn’t know if anything I saw made it to the finalist list until the list came out. I saw “Doing Jewish” which was good and “Wrestling Jerusalem” which the man was very talented to be able to do.

Did anyone on the evaluation committee see any good movies that they can recommend?

Completed  : 2016

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I am now a hypnotherapist!

So I just finished my hypnotherapy program at HMI and I am pretty impressed by all they taught.  If I get more Ericksonian, I will be really happy, but I think I maxed them out for a while.  🙂

I will be honest, if I knew hypnotherapy might be “The One” I would have done it years ago.  I am very much in love with it and looked forward to my lessons each and every day which could explain why I completed a year long program in 2.5 months with such a good grade.

These were my total grades:

2-1 Quiz 2-1 – Hypnotic Modalities Completion Date: 10/12/2016 94
2-2 Quiz 2-2 – NLP Part 1 Completion Date: 10/17/2016 100
2-3 Quiz 2-3 – NLP Part 2 Completion Date: 10/21/2016 94
2-4 Quiz 2-4 – Ericksonian Hypnosis Completion Date: 10/31/2016 88
2-5 Quiz 2-5 – Kappasinian Hypnosis Completion Date: 11/09/2016 100
2-6 Quiz 2-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/11/2016 100
3-1 Quiz 3-1 – Hypnotic Regression Completion Date: 11/13/2016 92
3-2 Quiz 3-2 – Dream Therapy Completion Date: 11/14/2016 88
3-3 Quiz 3-3 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools A Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
3-4 Quiz 3-4 – Hypno-Diagnostic Tools B Completion Date: 11/27/2016 100
3-5 Quiz 3-5 – Hypnodrama Completion Date: 12/01/2016 100
3-6 Quiz 3-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/02/2016 88
4-1 Quiz 4-1 – Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-2 Quiz 4-2 – Advanced Child Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
4-3 Quiz 4-3 – Medical Hypnosis Completion Date: 12/15/2016 94
4-4 Quiz 4-4 – Fears and Phobias Completion Date: 12/14/2016 94
4-5 Quiz 4-5 – Defense Mechanisms Completion Date: 12/13/2016 100
4-6 Quiz 4-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
5-1 Quiz 5-1 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 1 Completion Date: 12/07/2016 94
5-2 Quiz 5-2 – Emotional and Physical Sexuality Part 2 Completion Date: 12/13/2016 87
5-3 Quiz 5-3 – Systems Theory Completion Date: 12/12/2016 100
5-4 Quiz 5-4 – Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/11/2016 94
5-5 Quiz 5-5 – Sexual Dysfunction Completion Date: 12/15/2016 100
5-6 Quiz 5-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
6-1 Quiz 6-1 – Low Blood Sugar Completion Date: 12/02/2016 94
6-2 Quiz 6-2 – Eating Disorders Completion Date: 12/17/2016 94
6-3 Quiz 6-3 – Substance Abuse Completion Date: 12/17/2016 100
6-4 Quiz 6-4 – Crisis Intervention Completion Date: 12/17/2016 95
6-5 Quiz 6-5 – Counseling and Interviewing Completion Date: 12/08/2016 100
6-6 Quiz 6-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-1 Quiz 7-1 – Advanced Law and Ethics Completion Date: 12/14/2016 100
7-2 Quiz 7-2 – Advertising and Promotion Completion Date: 12/10/2016 94
7-3 Quiz 7-3 – First Consultation Completion Date: 12/06/2016 94
7-4 Quiz 7-4 – Habit Control Completion Date: 12/16/2016 88
7-5 Quiz 7-5 – General Self Improvement Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
7-6 Quiz 7-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 12/16/2016 100
8-1 Quiz 8-1 – Mental Bank Seminar Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-2 Quiz 8-2 – Mental Bank Review Completion Date: 11/15/2016 100
8-3 Quiz 8-3 – Hypno-Anesthesia Completion Date: 11/26/2016 100
8-4 Quiz 8-4 – Imagery 1 Completion Date: 11/28/2016 100
8-5 Quiz 8-5 – Imagery 2 Completion Date: 11/30/2016 88
8-6 Quiz 8-6 – Clinical Case Presentation Completion Date: 11/30/2016 83
9-1 Quiz 9-1 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/12/2016 100
9-2 Quiz 9-2 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/20/2016 100
9-3 Quiz 9-3 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/26/2016 90
9-4 Quiz 9-4 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/29/2016 100
9-5 Quiz 9-5 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 11/30/2016 100
9-6 Quiz 9-6 – Handwriting Analysis Completion Date: 12/03/2016 100

Final Exam 94

Total GPA 95.

In almost everything I outscored the class.  Once I completed it, I had to wait for my tutor which I think is the main reason I didn’t complete faster.  My poor tutor has a lot of students and then there are people like me who send a bunch of questions through many subjects and then have to wait for responses.  At least I was smart and sent her questions from two parters as well as singles so when she sent me the answer to the multipartner I could immediately do the next one.

I would recommend taking the Handwriting part before the clinical cases.

I also earned a Certificate in Pre and Post Surgical Hypnosis and am now a certified advanced handwriting analyst.

Would anyone here be interested in experiencing hypnosis?  My practice is http://afterhourshypnotherapy.com

Completed: 2016

 

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Drive a car at top speed

I almost think this is a little cheating since I became an EMT and thus have been expected to at some point learn how to drive an ambulance.  I got my chance a few times in November, including a 24 hour period where I was working a 911 truck and had to SPEED and go as FAST as I could with lights blaring.

So I drove that thing at top speed although something no one tells you is that the ambulance can only GO about 70 mph, so I hit that at it’s top speed.  All I have to say is that I’ve hit 90 in my car and did not feel like I was about to die.

What is the fastest you’ve ever driven?

Completed : 2016

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Bungee Jump

As a lot of people may remember or know that Bungee Jumping was a huge and somewhat dangerous fad in the 1990s.  Many many people were injured and many places deem it illegal.  The closest one that there is now now is a very “safe” full body which is not available many places.  Luckily a theme park near me, Six Flags over Georgia, has a Sky Coaster, which as my friend calls it, “a nope on a rope” which is effectively a safe bungee jump.  I went on the Nope on a Rope and had a blast.  Actually I went two times and would have gone infinite more times if I could.

You get fitted into a body suit that distributes the force among your body from the pelvis to the shoulders instead of having all of it balance on an ankle.  They hook you up to a machine and they haul you (and up to two others) to a highpoint and then you rip the cord and go flying towards the ground and go at an angle.  Everyone else was screaming but I found it very soothing like a nice deep trance.  I had no worries or fears and just liked savouring the experience.  10/10 would do again.  I would even be open to trying something like base jumping but I have no idea if that would be a good idea or not!

Would you ever go on a nope on a rope?

Completed : 2016

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Get a professional Massage

I always wanted to have a professional massage and when groupon told me I could have a complete spa day which included a facial, massage, foot bath, and wine, I was all for it. So that is what I did.

I am not sure if I am just weird or not, but I wish I had been able to pick the people who were to work on me. As anyone who knows me knows, I live as an Orthodox Jew who tries to respect and avoid touching a member of the opposite sex for modesty reasons. Unfortunately, I was assigned a member of the opposite sex… actually two so I was not fully comfortable.

The foot bath was interesting although far too short. The facial I didn’t understand since what I am used to a facial didn’t involve so much touching and so many steps and was not what I was used to seeing in the movies. The massage was far too light as well even though I asked them to literally put as much pressure on me as possible. I think next time I am just going to get a sports massage and see how that works.

Has anyone ever done both a Swedish massage and a sports one? Are there any other differences I should know about?

Completed : 2016

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Learn to Fly a Plane

One of the things on the Things to Do before you die list was learn how to fly a plane. Well, let’s face it. That is going to take a very long time to do. However, I did get a reduced cost free helicopter lesson where I was given a little bit of a tour and a little bit of lessons. I found it through Groupon so that was really good deal even though it wasn’t very long.

It did give me a chance to ask a lot of questions about aerospace medicine and the demand for such in the area. Apparently it is very in demand. I am wondering if I become board certified, I can exchange a physical for proper or reduced flying lessons. The helicopter was very difficult to do in my opinion although I assume that flying a normal plane would be easier. On the tour we zoomed around Grady where I “waved” to my favourite attending physician/mentor. Not like he could see me though!

I do think this is something I might want to pursue more formally once I get more money and more time on my hands.

Would you ever take flying lessons?

Completed/Started: 2016

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International Spy Museum

A few days ago, I just got back from Washington DC where I was participating in the Medical Student Advocacy and Region Conference 2016, where I was to learn how to be an advocate and even got to speak to the staffers for Senators and House members. While I was there, I tried to knock things off my bucket list.

I was able to run to Arlington to pay my respects to my grandfather. Pop Pop, a WWII vet, is buried in court 5 and his 13 year yahrzeit just passed not long ago. No one had visited him yet so I was the first.

When I arrived in DC, I still had some time to do something and since I like interactive museums and I was recommended some time ago to visit the International Spy Museum in Washington DC which was already on my radar because it was listed as a thing on Roadside America’s website, that is what I did. I thought this was a really interesting offbeat museum dedicated to real and fictional (James Bond mostly) spies.

They also have a few additional interactive things, but the fact is you are unlikely to get to play with any of the interactive things because they are so popular and people like hogging the exhibits. What you do with this is you go in, wait for the elevator (only holds 25 people at a time) and they send you to a room where you pick a new identity. Then in the next rooms, you can look at movie props or real spy equipment or you can play with the exhibits if you are lucky.

This place is expensive though and for me, it was like $23 or something and I just took the museum. There was another thing you could do where you had some mission that you could also do. This is probably not the best for a solo person, but might be much more interesting for families. I had to work alone and this place was so crowded. The only thing I established is that I would make a great spy although I am sure that surprises anyone who knew me as a child.

What about you? Would you make a good spy? Would you even want to do it?

Completed : 2016

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