Apr
11
2012

I Love My Job – Medical Educator Edition

ILMJ - Medical Educator

As a first year I began working alongside a Pediatrician who would become pivotal in shaping my view of doctors and specialty choice. The way she loved her job shined through every single day (and still does as I work with her in third year) and the example she was to me became key in my discovery of the importance pursuing a career in a field you love holds. She showed me how important it was to […]

Apr
3
2012

Find Your Voice, Listen To Theirs

Rainy Houston

Rain drops trickle down the double-paned, ovoid window as my eyes jump from plane to plane watching for movement on the runway. The rainy weather in my connecting city has brought me back to the familiarity of muggy, hot Spring days that were so common place in my college years and I’m reminded of the excitement I felt of being in a new place, doing new things. As we taxi the runway for what seems […]

Mar
28
2012

Five Reasons Mind On Med (and @daniellenjones) Won’t Disappear For Interviews

Writing

As Match Day for the Class of 2012 quickly fades into the background and residency applications for my class begin to appear on the (horrendously terrifying, Wizard of Oz tornado-esque) horizon, I find my classmates starting to disappear (or discuss disappearing) from Facebook and other socially-oriented websites. “Are you taking your blog down for application and interview season?” someone innocently asked, “I mean, some program directors just may not appreciate the ‘social media’ involvement as […]

Mar
11
2012

Dogs That Eat Bugs & Spiders That Eat People

GrowlingWrigley

If you know me in real life (or even just read this blog or my Twitter occasionally) you’ve probably figured out that I have three dogs who are equal parts crazy and awesome (and by equal parts I mean 97.4% crazy, 2.6% awesome). They occasionally wreak havoc on the neighborhood, but once in a while will do cool things like keep me from getting a speeding ticket….or save my life when my husband isn’t home. […]

Mar
10
2012

10 Blogging Rules To Follow

Blogging Thoughts

I used to resist referring to myself as a “blogger,” it just seemeds like such a large shoe to fill with people out there who write so much more graciously (and humorously) than I…and often about more important things. I guess after this much time I can start to embrace being called a blogger, even though I still feel a bit like a fraud saying that. Occasionally, people will ask me how to start a blog or […]

Mar
4
2012

Ob/Gyn Clerkship

LadyParts

I finished up my Ob/Gyn rotation at the end of December, right before we headed out for our awesome New Zealand adventure, and never got around to telling y’all about it…so here we go! Obstetrics & Gynecology This is a specialty that deals solely with all the amazing (and occasionally scary and not-so-amazing) things the female reproductive tract can do. Obstetrics is derived from the latin word “obstare” which means “to stand by.” Obstetricians take […]

Feb
28
2012

Infographic – Medical School Facts

Med School Facts

Thought this was interesting…and by interesting I mean horrifying:   *In other news real Mind On Med blogging will return this week! Celebrate!   Tweet This Post

Jan
20
2012

Sh*t Med Students Say

Haven’t talked to me in a while? Here’s what you’ve been missing: “So, he was telling me he gets a lot of sand in his eyes…but…uh…he’s always been like that…so…um…but he told me about it…so maybe it’s…I dunno…maybe it’s clinically significant.”   And on that note, holy wow our surgery rotation is intense. See you guys in late February…I’ll be the one with the bags under my eyes and mascara tears of fear (or sweat […]

Dec
14
2011

Mind On Med Ultimate Guide to Studying for USMLE Step 1 and COMLEX

Step1Date

A couple of months ago I asked a few of my favorite online medical students to answer a few questions about their experiences preparing for Step 1 and COMLEX. They gave me some very insightful answers, so I wanted to share them with you. This post is simply to create a comprehensive answer to the question we all have as second year med students, holymaterialexcessiveness how do I even begin to prepare for this? Believe me […]

Nov
30
2011

Night People Smart, Morning People Happy?

Alarm

I remember as a kid staying overnight at my grandparents’ house during the summers – the days always seemed to start out with the two of them getting up at (what seemed to me) a ridiculously early hour. They’d sip black coffee and chat and my grandma would fry up some bacon and scramble an egg for my cousin and I when we finally rolled out of bed well after the sun had said it’s […]

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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 happened...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.

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