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Mar
8
2013

Pediatrics Clerkship

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This is a clerkship I was extremely excited about, because it was a field I was seriously considering going into! In fact, up until my third year Ob/Gyn rotation I was almost positive I would be a pediatrician some day. The clerkship was a lot of fun and definitely made my decision difficult, but as you already know Ob/Gyn ended up winning my heart…but not because Pedi let me down. Pediatrics This specialty is focused […]

Feb
23
2013

Medicine, Marriage, Family

Elves

I remember when I was considering applying to medical school being terrified that becoming a doctor meant I’d never be able to have a family. Every Google search led to horror stories about divorce, blogs berating physicians that chose to have children, and forums full of miserable doctors. I almost chose a different career path purely out of fear. As I’ve mentioned before I strive to make this blog a balance of medicine and other […]

Feb
21
2013

What Is This “Match” Thing, Anyway?

Match

First off – I’m back from blogging maternity leave – celebration dances may commence! Oh, you thought you got rid of me because I birthed two babies at one time? Oh no, friends, it won’t be nearly that easy to get rid of me. Now, for our regularly scheduled post of insightful information. If I had a dollar for every time someone has asked me “hey you did all those interviews (while ridiculously huge and pregnant), […]

Nov
2
2012

Why Do You Blog?

You Have Died of Dysentery

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 […]

Aug
2
2012

Imprinted Experiences

Newborn

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

Doctor & Laptop

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
3
2012

Oh Hello, Fourth Year…

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I’ve finally buckled down and started studying for Step 2 CS, the third of four USMLE “Step” exams we have to take to be a fully licensed physician. So far I’d say it’s going as well as can be expected… I plan on taking the test at the end of June and having a week off before fourth year starts. On that note, holy wow – when did fourth year become weeks away? Our fourth […]

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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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