It is MSK week 3 and the case as well as the lectures have all centered on osteroporosis. The weather has definitely changed for the worst and I can see the resignation in my classmates faces as they gear up for the coming winter. There is a general fatigue that has crept into the class as a whole. Stress levels are beginning to rise as people realize that we’re past the 1/2 point in the semester (we’ve got 7 weeks left) and that they have done little or nothing to prepare for exams. This will no doubt grow into a sense of panic as the actual exams get closer and is something I am not looking forward to. I find it hard not to get carried away with the rising tide of anxiety, despite my best efforts to ignore it. Ironically – this also seems to be the time that students come together. The mutual suffering seems to give people a common experience to relate to. Needless to say, I am already looking forward to the end of the semester and can’t wait for the Christmas holidays to come.