Jennifer's Personal Notes

Pharmacology, or something like it

I am in the semester of my program in which pharmacology is a main focus. Let me rephrase that, my main focus is pharmacology.  For many of my classmates it’s just another class with take-home exams. But I want to really understand

Jennifer's Personal Notes

Counting “Catches”

If you are planning to license or certify as a midwife, you will need to have “caught” a certain number of babies to qualify. I’ve seen this be a frustration to many of my friends, and now it is a frustration I

Jennifer's Personal Notes

Little Victories

I wish that all my readers could meet me personally, because I think sometimes you have given me more credit than I deserve.  Case in point, readers often think I exude confidence.  I don’t.  I have confidence in the data, in the

Jennifer's Personal Notes

Thinking in the “semester”

As you probably know, my midwifery program is housed through a University. This means my classes follow the standard schedule of the semester. It takes me about three days to get fully organized so I feel ready to begin studying and learning.

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Showing What You Know

Today is the first day of classes for the semester, and in the process of course orientation I learned the clinical experience is intended to provide me with a specific number of a handful of tasks.  I should have figured this out

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Heart Tones

Clinical (also called apprenticeship or mentoring) is the way a midwife learns her skills. It is where you interact with families, practicing the hands on task you have been taught to do and learning how to think like a midwife.  This is all


More midwives being trained!

At the request of Flory I emailed his cousin, Dr Florimond Nyamoga, who is the founder of Congo International Ministries . How interesting that he is headquartered in Comstock Park, Michigan since I will be right there during July. Unfortunately he will