This is the last week of the MSK block which covers all manner and forms of rheumatoid disease. It is heavy on material but is well taught overall. It’s easy to feel overwhelmed but it also the point in the semester where the stress levels are more constructive than destructive and where one begins to feel more motivated to study for the final exams, as opposed to putting it off until later. In fact, you can see this in all student types in the class as the study carrels fill up and those you never see in the library begin to put in their time. I am glad this is the last week of the MSK block, as it feels like it’s time for a change and in contrast, the endocrine / metabolism block is supposed to be much better taught, or at least is much better received by the students in general.