This was originally shared on http://www.almostdocs.com (which doesn't exist anymore???) in April 2014. I'm sharing this again because it's important to remind ourselves that what we're doing is actually really great! In a recent medical school class, one of my lecturers told us, “The best days of medical school are the day you get in … Continue reading Almost Docs: 10 Reasons Why Being a Medical Student is Awesome
This year was my third time attending one of these advocacy days held by the American College of Physicians. Yet, I can still remember the uncertainty I felt as I arrived at Washington, DC as a first-year student. Who am I to speak on what ails our healthcare system? What if I don’t know the exact policies?
You see, Jean went to medical school in the early 1950’s, a time when women physicians were rare. In fact, she was the sole woman in her medical school class of 75.
Over the past 4 years, I’ve often been asked by undergraduates interested in a career as a physician-scientist to describe my daily life as a dual-degree MD/PhD student. Yet, I have not because my days are so variable that I’ve found it difficult to provide a simple but accurate description.
We're a month into the new year and approaching 6 years since this blog became the MD/PhD To Be that you know and love. Every now and then over the years, I've made posts that are just random updates of my life throughout my training. Nearly every single one started with an apology for not … Continue reading Life Update – January 2019 (there’s a light at the end of the PhD tunnel)
The purpose of this blog is to share personal accounts of MD/PhD training, and I'm excited to expand the perspectives presented here with the first ever guest post! This post is by Alex Yang, who I first connected with via Twitter a few years back (and is a fellow liver lover!) PhD life - chasing … Continue reading Guest Post: PhD life – chasing the highs