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.
A few months ago, I wrote an article for Almost Docs on the daily life of a MD/PhD student. To follow up, I wanted to highlight how my daily life can change dramatically depending on the semester and stage of training. I also wanted to show how many things a MD/PhD student may need to … Continue reading My MD/PhD Timeline
Over the years, I've had quite a few requests to describe my daily life as a MD/PhD student. I've thought long and hard about how to do this since my days are so variable. For example, today I'm in lab running genotyping gels and I'll be heading to the animal facility later to cut tails … Continue reading A Day in the Life of a MD/PhD Student
Uff Da is a phrase commonly said in Minnesota to signify exhaustion, weariness, resignation, and overwhelm. As I look back at all that I have done in my first 4 years as a MD/PhD student, this is the word that comes to mind. Yet, as I live day-to-day, it doesn't seem that bad. In fact, … Continue reading MD/PhD Year 4: Uff Da
Human gross anatomy is one of the first major rites of passage that medical students undergo on the way to becoming physicians. I won't talk much about the emotional experience of it here, but let me just say that it is life changing and a true honor to experience. As you go through it, though, … Continue reading Tips for Mastering Anatomy
Ever get frustrated with poor teachers? Dustyn Williams did during his time in medical school, so he combined his frustration with his passion for teaching to make a resource to help students survive the clinical years. I had the opportunity to talk with Dustyn about his website, onlinemeded.org, a little while ago and wanted to share this great … Continue reading A useful resource for M3/M4!