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72/ How do MD/PhD programs differ? (June 29, 2020)


71/ Almost Docs: How to pick a research lab (June 22, 2020)


70/ Why MD/PhD? (June 15, 2020)


69/ Two pandemics (June 8, 2020)


68/ Guest post: Keeping it Real: How to Excel in Graduate School (May 23, 2020)


67/ I’m now a PhD 🎓 (October 7, 2019)


66/ Almost docs: How I found an online community (May 27, 2019)


65/ Almost docs: 10 reasons why being a medical student is awesome (May 13, 2019)


64/ Almost docs: What it’s like to advocate for healthcare (April 29, 2019)


63/ Almost docs: Interview with Jean Smelker, MD, MPH (April 15, 2019)


62/ Almost docs: A day in the life of a MD/PhD student (April 1, 2019)


61/ Life update – January 2019 (there’s a light at the end of the PhD tunnel) (February 4, 2019)


60/ Guest post: PhD life – chasing the highs (August 6, 2018)


59/ How I found an online community (April 23, 2018)


58/ My MD/PhD timeline (April 16, 2018)


57/ A day in the life of a MD/PhD student (January 15, 2018)


56/ MD/PhD Year 4: Uff Da (August 12, 2017)


55/ Tips for mastering anatomy (August 11, 2016)


54/ A useful resource for M3/M4! (July 24, 2016)


53/ Fitting in a week in DC (May 2, 2016)


52/ I’m now a master (October 5, 2015)


51/ #AcademicsWithCats (April 13, 2015)


50/ Study tips for the MCAT (more on how I prepared in a month) (February 8, 2015)


49/ Why medicine? (October 20, 2014)


48/ Why I majored in chemistry (October 13, 2014)


47/ Why I switched thesis labs in graduate school (August 19, 2014)


46/ Activities for medical school – which are important? (August 15, 2014)


45/ Why I blog and a big thank you to my readers! (August 8, 2014)


44/ Time balance as a MD/PhD student (August 5, 2014)


43/ Encouragement and warnings for late medical school applicants (July 25, 2014)


42/ Nominated for Liebster Award! (July 24, 2014)


41/ I went to Washington, DC, and all I got was this… (May 27, 2014)


40/ It’s been a while (April 24, 2014)


39/ Spring “break” (April 1, 2014)


38/ The wolves that got me writing (February 26, 2014)


37/ How I prepared for the MCAT in only a month (February 14, 2014)


36/ Grades – will they make or break you? (January 28, 2014)


35/ A year in the life (December 31, 2013)


34/ My third and final rotation (December 26, 2013)


33/ Reflections from my second lab rotation (November 10, 2013)


32/ I guess this is growing up (October 29, 2013)


31/ The first rotation is the hardest (October 8, 2013)


30/ Picking a thesis lab is a lot like dating (September 25, 2013)


29/ My nerdy Halloween costumes (September 7, 2013)


28/ The path from high school to medical school (August 23, 2013)


27/ Adderall abuse in college (August 21, 2013)


26/ Getting research experience as an undergraduate/post-bacc student (August 19, 2013)


25/ Undergraduate curriculum (August 14, 2013)


24/ Cribs – MD/PhD Student Edition (August 13, 2013)


23/ Making the move (August 13, 2013)


22/ Farewell to Fairview (August 3, 2013)


21/ My next eight years (July 22, 2013)


20/ Biographical sketch (July 10, 2013)


19/ My last summer (June 21, 2013)


18/ College graduation: An educational privilege and charge (May 19, 2013)


17/ Lend a hand? Happily (May 9, 2013)


16/ A growing problem (May 7, 2013)


15/ Isle Royale’s drama of survival (April 30, 2013)


14/ Minnesota, hail to thee (April 30, 2013)


13/ An ex-marine’s perspective on life (April 27, 2013)


12/ Advice for pre-pharmacy students (April 25, 2013)


11/ Can you have good grades, a social life, AND sleep? (April 25, 2013)


10/ How to write your personal statement (April 24, 2013)


9/ “I’m sorry for your loss” (April 23, 2013)


8/ Fighting demons (April 16, 2013)


7/ I may not be religious but I am spiritual (April 15, 2013)


6/ If I could do it again (March 29, 2013)


5/ The difference a year makes (March 28, 2013)


4/ When I synthesize my molecule (March 29, 2013)


3/ AMCAS M.D. Personal Statement (March 28, 2013)


2/ AMCAS M.D./Ph.D. Personal Statement (March 28, 2013)


1/ AMCAS Research Personal Statement (March 28, 2013)