Medical School in Greece

Today’s Medical Education Monday guest blogger is Zoe, but since we’re all friends around here and her friends call her Jo (@Jo_Med on Twitter), that’s what we’ll stick with as well. Jo is a 21 year old, 4th year medical student at the Aristotle University of Thessaloniki in Greece! She tells me she hasn’t yet decided on a specialty area, but is interested in Neurology, Psychiatry, Internal Medicine, Immunology and Medical Ethics. When she’s not […]


Red Bull Smoothie Recipe

Did you know there are people in this world who never drink caffeine? I know.  I KNOW. How could they deprive themselves of such a tasty and exciting drug? And more importantly, why would they even want to? Well, apparently, there are studies that link caffeine consumption to incontinence, hypertension, osteoporosis, empty bank accounts and other not so desirable states. However, like any good scientist, I choose to ignore the correlations nay-sayers have shown between […]


Medical School in Saudi Arabia

Today’s Medical Education Monday post is written by Faten (@splendidfull on Twitter), a 23-year old final year medical student in Dhahran, Saudi Arabia. She loves painting and reading in her free-time, is interested in Pediatrics (me too!) and Ophthalmology (definitely NOT me too!) as areas to focus on for her future specialty, and keeps a neat little tumblr blog of all the interesting things she finds online. It still amazes me how well all of the students & doctors who have […]


For My Mothers

A lot of people grow up saying they hope they never turn into their mother…I hope I turn out to be just like mine. Happy Mother’s Day to the most loving, selfless and beautiful person I’ve ever known!! Thanks for teaching me to be forgiving and genuine and for always making sure I knew I could do anything I put my mind to, I’d be lost without you. I love you, Mom! August 1986 Snuggling. […]


The Day I Vacuumed My Freezer

Have you ever been alone in your house and heard a really strange noise reverberate from another room? Something that sounded awfully similar to what you can only assume is the racket a nuclear bomb might make if it came crashing through your kitchen skylight? I have. If you’ve been following this blog since January you might remember the Christmas Gift Awards post I did at the beginning of the year. If not, I’ll bring you […]


Medical School in Australia

Today’s Medical Education Monday spotlight will be on a country I would absolutely love to visit someday – Australia! @sunlightandsnow is an extremely busy junior doctor in Australia who was nice enough to take some time out of her crazy schedule to help me out with this series. When she has some free-time she enjoys reading about politics and playing computer games. She just completed her medical degree at the end of last year, so […]


The Important Things In Life

Between here and East Texas there are approximately 440 miles of asphalt equaling out to just under 7 hours of 70mph driving*. As a medical student and obsessive worrier it has never been easy for me to make the decision to leave town and now that the monster that is Step 1 has is hanging over my head it has become even more difficult. However, every year we look forward to an Easter road trip […]


Medical School in Egypt

With all the recent news coverage about Egypt and their revolution it’s sometimes easy to forget that there are people just like you over there still managing to live their day-to-day life, which is exactly why I was so excited to find @RaghdaElkattan on Twitter. Raghda is a 21 year old medical student from Maadi, Cairo and she is in her 5th year of medical study. As I’ve said in the past I am incredibly impressed […]


Teenage Pregnancy Rates Are Out Of Control…

and pregnancy in highschool-ers is an epidemic! You hear people say it all the time, but do they really know what they’re talking about? Check out this chart I found today showing teen birth rates since the 1940s…  Information & Image Courtesy of …probably not what you expected, huh? It definitely took me by surprise. It seems like the dominant assumption in the US is that teen pregnancy rates are currently out of control. However, something […]


Medical School in Spain

Today’s Medical Education Monday will be highlighting Spain’s medical education system and our guest blogger is Ines, a 19-year-old medical student from Madrid! I’d tell you how awesome her personal blog is, but I can’t read a single word that she’s written. Unlike the incredibly talented multilingual med students & doctors helping me with this series, I am completely lost if we aren’t all speaking Texan English, y’all. However, judging by her fabulously-written explanation of […]

About The Author

I'm an ObGyn. I started this blog as a medical student (some would call that doctor school) and now I'm working as an Ob/Gyn, which is seriously the coolest job ever. I'm a twin mom and recently added a baby brudder to the mix. 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 started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit medicine and move to Hollywood, but that hasn't 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.

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