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MD/PhD Year 4: Uff Da

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

Posted in Graduate School, Medical School

Tips for Mastering Anatomy

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

Posted in Medical School

A useful resource for M3/M4!

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

Posted in Medical School

Fitting in a week in DC

[Insert usual “sorry I haven’t written in a while” statement here. #mdphdproblems] As a MD/PhD student, I consider myself a master at fitting as many things into my schedule as possible. This week is no different. It is the final

Posted in Involvement, Medical School


If you follow me on instagram and/or twitter, you may know that just over a month ago, I adopted a sweet little 1 year old cat from the Humane Society. Since then, I’ve been 1) too busy playing with her and

Posted in Graduate School, Life, Medical School

Why Medicine?

Q (from Why do you want to become a doctor? Did you ever consider any other profession? For a time in my life (primarily during the med school application and interview process) I HATED this question simply because I was

Posted in Medical School, Pre-med
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