Tomorrow marks the beginning of my 3rd week as a third year medical student - y'all, it's still surreal to me. I AM A THIRD YEAR MED STUDENT! It feels like I've reached the mecca, the promised land, the land of patients, and all I've been working so hard to achieve. Yea, I still have a … Continue reading Third Year Med Student At Your Service!
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?!
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
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
At 3PM EST on December 10, 2014, medical and dental students at over 70 schools participated in the "National White Coat Die-In." The event was organized on Facebook and spearheaded by students at University of California, San Francisco (UCSF) School of Medicine who described the event as "a demonstration in response to the events in … Continue reading #WhiteCoats4BlackLives: Acknowledging The Political Determinants of Health