Being apart really changes group dynamics. During Basic Sciences, although we all more or less know each other, groups of close friends and cliques tend to form. Then after Basic Sciences when everyone gets dispersed to different places around the US and UK, the crowd of students get shuffled again, and new bonds form, and we find new support in others we may not have gotten to know as well on the island. I think this is a good thing. It’s good to get to know people again, in a different time, place, and setting, and become a part of many interlinking network of friends.
It’s great to see you all again on this side of the ocean.