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
Hi everyone!!! Miss me? It's been a while, but I'm hoping to get back to this blog with a life update when I get a grant proposal out in a few weeks. In the mean time, I wanted to share an opportunity coming up from a group I'm involved in, American Physician Scientist Association. This Thursday, July … Continue reading Helpful webinar for MD/PhD applicants
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!
[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 week of exams for the M1 class, and since I am an eternal M1 while … Continue reading Fitting in a week in DC
So, in my little absence from blogging, I went out and got my masters degree. Cool, right? While I was officially notified that I would be awarded my degree in May and technically "graduated" in August, I didn't get this fancy piece of paper until mid-September when I finally let everyone know. Alas, my absence … Continue reading I’m now a Master