Third time’s the charm, and it’s finally and officially as a medical student. Today was the opening ceremony and Freshman’s oath day for the Semmelweis medical faculties. There were speeches by university and state officials urging us to work hard, a performance by the medical orchestra (the 1st movement of Beethoven’s 1st symphony — really beautiful), and lots of students and parents. This after I had spent the night up with an unfortunate bout of food poisoning, so I was a bit queasy throughout. Whether it was from the OMG WHAT I AM GETTING INTO feeling, or the last of the sickness, I can’t say.