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Nov
2
2012

Why Do You Blog?

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The past week I’ve been meandering down the interview trail hoping to avoid death by dysentery along the way…ugh…wait…wrong trail. Anyhow, I really have been traveling around Central Texas the past week for residency interviews and along the way the most commonly asked question has been: “Why exactly do you blog?” Most often the question has been posed with genuine interest and good intentions, but it has been occasionally paired with a single raised eyebrow […]

Sep
30
2012

Stanford Medicine X – Student Voices

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Let me start off by saying I’m learning so much at this conference. Dr. Larry Chu has done a fabulous job organizing and orchestrating, a true class act of knowledge, technology, and passion. Everything about this conference has me nodding my head and saying, “Yes! THAT is why I’m involved in social media & health technology.” Med X has maintained a human side by giving a loud voice to patients, something I think is incredibly […]

Sep
16
2012

Following Patients on Twitter – The Other Side of the Chief Complaint

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I recently tweeted asking about favorite patients, physicians, and students on Twitter and was met with a plethora of shocked tweets at my inclusion of patients as potential Twitter interests. Perhaps other medical friends interpreted this as being similar to meeting people in clinic and asking for their Twitter handle (which is not something I do) or maybe people really think it’s wrong to follow patients on Twitter, I don’t know. However, I do know y’all […]

Aug
28
2012

Anatomy Scan

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21 weeks + 2 days Today we had our “anatomy scan” where they basically do a detailed ultrasound of the baby to look for various fetal anomalies or malformations. We got great news – everything is looking perfectly on track for both Little Elves*! Basically each appears to have a three vessel umbilical cord (which mean two arteries and one vein per cord), two kidneys, a cute little round stomach, a four-chambered heart with good outflow tracts, […]

Aug
26
2012

Life As Of Late

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This year is flying by and I am definitely enjoying being a fourth year! It’s almost surreal that I’m over 75% finished with medical school and I’m starting to see the light at the end of the tunnel. Watching our new MS1 class wander the halls in their tell-tale green Anatomy Lab scrubs makes me a bit nostalgic – it surely doesn’t feel like it’s been over 3 years since I was in their shoes! […]

Aug
2
2012

Imprinted Experiences

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Coming into medical school I think many of us have an image in our head of all the great things we’ll get to do. In general most of them probably include a collage of things like saving lives, using defibrillators, performing surgery…you know, TV medical drama-esque stuff. In reality, medical students very rarely save anyone’s life and generally the extent of our surgical experience stops at holding bladder blades and retractors. That’s not to say […]

Jul
24
2012

Reflections on Third Year

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The past year has been one of unexpected and broad personal discovery, involving aspects of heartbreaking disappointment and sheer, unsurpassable joy. Since July of last year, when I started third year, I’ve met amazing people, learned incredible things (including learning how much I don’t know) and been afforded unique opportunities. I can confidently say that the third year of medical school was one of the most life-changing years of my life. Not only did I […]

Jul
16
2012

Medical School in Denmark

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Today we have a wonderful guest blogger, Andy Skovsen, with us to talk about medical education in Denmark! Andy lives in Copenhagen, but seems to have been a bit of a nomad having lived in the US a while and just returned from working in South Africa! He has also spent some time in the Danish Military and still works part-time with them. I must say, I’m a little jealous of all the great culture […]

Jul
13
2012

Surgery Clerkship

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I finished up my Surgery Clerkship a while back and thought it was about time I gave you guys a peek into the daily life of a medical student rotating through surgery! I was a little terrified going in, but the residents all mostly turned out to be very down to earth (hard-working and busy, but down to earth) and helpful. Surgery A specialty that encompasses a variety of sub-specialties and involves a lot of…surgeries…who’d have […]

Jun
25
2012

Four More Legs…?

I think we’re gonna need a bigger vehicle. Tweet This Post

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I’m a Medical Student (that means I'm in school to become a doctor). My life story can be viewed here. I started this blog in hopes of landing a role in a Lifetime movie so I could quit school 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 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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