I have officially been in Copenhagen for one week and a day now. I have gotten off to a slow start with my blogging due to being so busy and getting used to my new surroundings. I am starting to get into a routine though, which is nice. I live in a Living and Learning Community (LLC) for public health about 25 minutes outside of the Copenhagen city center. The commute is not completely terrible, its about a 15 minute bus ride and 5-10 minutes of walking. I can tell you this much, I don’t think I have ever walked this much in my life – I am definitely getting a workout in everyday! It also snowed quite a lot for Copenhagen standards last night, so commuting in the snow and very cold weather is something that I am definitely not used to, but hey, you only grow when you push yourself outside your comfort zone! All of my classes seem pretty manageable so far; I think my favorite one is going to be my “core course” class: Medical Practice and Policy. For that class I travel about 30-40 minutes outside the city center to Roskilde Hospital is the Roskilde region of Denmark. My class is taught by 2 physicians, both who specialized in ophthalmology. I can tell it is going to be a very hands on curriculum, nothing like we would be able to do during undergraduate back in the states. So far we have learned some about how to give a clinical examination. Next week is core course week where we spend the whole week with our core course class. We will travel to two other cities in eastern and western Denmark to visit hospitals and learn about their public health systems. On a side note me and my friend Brooke booked a trip to Paris in two weeks! I am very much looking forward to that!
Until next time,