Yes, O-Chem....the bane of many pre-med's undergraduate career, as it is a necessary evil for admission to most, if not all medical schools. I am in the second semester of Organic right now, and the professor* had to give the class a take home "test" right at the end of the semester because we have so many failing the course. In fact, after the last test, two guys behind me had a conversation that included the following Dude 1:"Wow, you beat me, I got a 7."
Dude 2: "Not by much man, damn it"
Dude 1: "I don't know dude, should've studied more"
Anyways, the take home test was no walk in the park. The entire test was a synthesis of a single compound. At the moment, I have used 50 steps and the whole weekend, but I think I finally have it. I can not wait to be done with functional groups, and with memorizing so many reactions each with their own exceptions. I also will not miss the lack of sleep caused by orgo tests. I know it is important for other classes and a certain standardized test, but how to reduce a ketone to an alcohol will never help me with a patient.
Last day of classes tomorrow! Semester from hell is almost over, just these pesky finals...
*Doesn't help that the professor is the Chair of the Chemistry Department, he is the Organic King.