About The Author
I’m a 3rd year Medical Student in Texas learning to become…some kind of doctor. I guess I am also a blog author, since I’m the one hitting “publish” on all these posts. Sometimes I get delusional and believe I’m a blogger who is also in medical school, but usually I’m just a medical student who was seriously procrastinating and decided to start writing. Hopefully over the next year, as I move through my clerkships and discover what I like and dislike in the medical field, I’ll be able to change “some kind of doctor” to a real specialty.
I love traveling, Chicago Cubs baseball, gymnastics and golf. I’m passionate about patient education & love teaching patients about what is going on with their body. I believe empowering patients to be confident & knowledgeable about their conditions builds the physician-patient relationships and improves patient compliance. Someday I’d like to use my medical education to volunteer during natural disasters or participate in medical missions trips. My family and faith in the Lord are extremely important to me and I am wholly convinced that I would not be where I am today if it were not for both of them.
I’m married to a man who is quite intelligent and very handsome, you’ll hear about him occasionally around here. He’s a bit of a nerd himself, so we go well together. If we ever have children they are doomed to be massively geeky if they resemble either of their parents. My husband gracefully puts up with the manic tendencies of a wife navigating her way through medical school, does the laundry more often than not and won’t hesitate put a frozen pizza in the oven if I’m not home for dinner. We got married in 2009 and, as cliche as it sounds, it was the best decision of my life.
We have three dogs who are basically our children for now. We love them a lot…probably more than anyone should love three crazy, delinquent dogs, but I wouldn’t have it any other way.
My Little Family in December 2010
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.