As I explained yesterday, every Monday until I run out of volunteers I’m going to be featuring a description of medical education around the world. Today’s country is the United States. Please let me know if I left out anything you are curious about and come back next week to learn about Belgium’s system! Getting In: How old is one when they begin medical school?It varies depending on if you start right after college (22-ish), […]
A recent conversation I had on Twitter concerning becoming and working as a doctor in the United States sparked my interest in what medical education entails around the world. I may or may not have been engaging in this conversation at the precise moment I was supposed to be working on earning said medical education, but hey – think of all the extraordinary insight you’re going to gain as a direct result of my procrastination habit.In the […]
One cold day in January, while my husband helplessly sat in his office chair at work making an actual contribution to this family, I decided I had better things to do than listen to lectures on Cystic Fibrosis or Mesothelioma and proceeded to peruse my house making a list of “projects” I would like to complete. The list was 1,246 items long and I spent approximately $6,241.58 in my mind during that 45 second walk, […]
Photo Courtesy of Mykl Roventine.Flickr, Creative Commons. Leaving Walmart yesterday I decided to write about people who happily peruse a store for 2 hours but, after unpacking their purchases into the back of their Lexus SUV, abruptly become incapable of walking 10 feet to return their grocery basket to the designated area of the parking lot. This sudden onset of disability leaves them with no choice but to roll their basket into the middle of […]
Become An Organ Donor – Find Your State It was Spring Break, 2006 – my second Spring Break of college. We laid on the beach in Rocky Point, Mexico all morning and, sometime around noon, made our way back inside for lunch and a quick nap. I had strict instructions from my mom not to call or text anyone while I was out of the country and not to answer any calls if someone tried to […]
One weekend during my Neuro block last semester, while I was busy trying to figure out what the heck a heinously disproportionate and frightening naked guy named Homunculus was doing living in my brain*, my 16 year old sister, Madison, came to visit. When I mentioned that 2013, the year I have to leave school behind and get a big-kid job, seemed like light-years away she kindly reminded me that the world would be coming […]
and other incredible ways people have unsuspectingly googled something a little off-beat and found themselves graced with the presence of my blog. Original Photo Courtesy of misteraitch on Flickr. “where can i get medicine for my cattle”You know, I’m not 100% sure I can help you with that one. You could try here or here, but you should probably check with a professional since I have […]
I’m an Ob/Gyn resident (that means I went to medical school to become a doctor) and now I'm working like a crazy person to learn my trade before I'm on my own in the wild. Once upon a time I birthed a couple of babies of my own, they're friggin' adorable twin toddlers now. My life story through November 2010 can be viewed here. The events in the many years following can be summed up as wedding bells, books, exams, babies, and doctoring. I only started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, so if you wouldn't take medical advice from Angelina Jolie, you shouldn't take it from me. I may not even be a real person. In fact, I'm probably a spambot. Or possibly a 15 yo boy blogging from a dingy basement. If you're really interested you can read more about me here. If you have any questions or want to guest post contact me.