I am officially done with my 2nd year of medical school! Surreal! We had our last exam on Thursday and as soon as I clicked submit, it was like, "Whoaaa, this is really it!" Blessings! And now it's time for Step 1 studying. We have exploration week this week (i.e. exploring/ shadowing different specialties) so my … Continue reading Goodbye 2nd Year, Hello Step 1!
This week has been a BLURRRR. As I mentioned in my last post, it's exam season, and this week I'll have my last exam of 2nd year (woot woot!). It has been the LONGEST block - 13 weeks! It's also been the block with the most material - Immunology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Microbiology/ Clinical infectious diseases, … Continue reading 12 hour days?!
Man oh man, long time no hear from uh? Yes, it certainly been a while since I've written on here. And as much as it's been on mind, I have a great gift of finding excuses not to write (gifted I tell ya haha). Well A LOT has certainly happened. Like man, a whole lot, … Continue reading T-Minus 11 days Till Half MD!
I've had several people ask me what I enjoyed most about my first year of medical school and the lessons I learned. Reflecting on this past year, it's amazing how FAST it all went. At the same time, when I think about my white coat ceremony on August 1st, that memory seems like ages ago. … Continue reading My 5 Takeaways From M1 Year
As you can tell, I'm slowly but surely recapping these past few months. This brings me up to the FINAL block of my first year of medical school - Neuro! The neuro block for us was 8 weeks (March 20th - May 19th) and included neurology, psychiatry, and ophthalmology, and of course, all the physiology, … Continue reading Neuro: I love the eyes, but the brain? Not so much
So I wasn't completely honest in my last post. Another reason I was eagerly looking forward to the end of cardiopulm was...SPRING BREEEEAK! I could see freedom in sight, and the only thing standing in the way was that darn block exam. I also realized I wouldn't get a "spring break" in March next year, … Continue reading Spring break in San Diego!
At my medical school, cardio disorders and pulmonary disorders are combined into one system block lasting 9 weeks. From January 4 till March 10, just straight cardiopulm material - the physiology, pathology, histology, anatomy, pharmacology - literally EVERYTHING cardiopulm squeezed into 9 weeks. To pass the block, you need to pass the block exam, which … Continue reading Cardiopulm Broke My Heart
Honestly, in the past few months I’ve wondered whether or not to continue blogging - partially because I’ve been very busy, partially because of laziness, and partially because I’ve been wondering what my “why?” is. I was having this conversation with my fiancé the other day, when literally a few minutes later, I received an … Continue reading Coming out the Bushes
It's crazy how fast this musculoskeletal (MSK) block has gone. It wasn't that long ago that I was making my first cut into my cadaver and then trying to reflect gluteus maximus to see piriformis, gluteus medius and the other underlying structures. Now fast forward 6 weeks later, and here I am: 1 day away … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming…
The scrub life continued this week. More and more anatomy, but this week's focus being upper limb. I'll be honest, I reeaaaally like anatomy. When I went to the gym this week, before I would use a weight lifting machine or use the dumbbell to work a specific muscle, I would think about the muscles … Continue reading Looking into the eye!