Tag Archives: Pre-Med

Where did everybody go?

The other day I was perusing my wall on Facebook, and I happened upon a post from a friend of mine who was a pre-med with me in college.  I knew he had started med school a year before me, … Continue reading

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Scary Stats

This week I learned that physicians are the professional group with the highest rate of suicide.  What is even more interesting is that it is estimated that female physicians are at an even higher risk than male physicians, even though … Continue reading

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Stop This Train

Next week is fall break…which means that my second year of med school is one-fourth of the way over.  School is going way too fast, and it is a little scary.  In only ten short months, I will start seeing … Continue reading

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Hospital Day

Today was Hospital Day at my school.  It isn’t a big deal or anything, but a bunch of representatives from different sites set up booths.  It gives us a chance to ask questions about rotation sites for the next two … Continue reading

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Future Emily

There is a saying in my circle when we don’t want to worry about something – we say, “Oh that’s future so-and-so’s problem.”  For instance, if I had a quiz in a few days that I didn’t want to study … Continue reading

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Year One: A Reflection

I am officially done with my first year of medical school!  I wanted to take a moment to write down a few of my favorite memories and experiences from the year.  Enjoy! 1.  White Coat Ceremony.  I will never forget … Continue reading

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Tapeworms

Believe it or not, my first year of medical school is almost over.  I have about two weeks of tests and practicals left, and then that’s it.  Year one – done. It is so close, and yet so far.  I … Continue reading

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Microbiology

For the past two weeks, my life has been full of bacteria.  We are memorizing them for microbiology and culturing them in lab.  And…it is officially turning me into a “germaphobe.” I’ve never really been that scared of germs, but … Continue reading

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I’m Not a Doctor

It’s funny how as soon as I tell someone I am in medical school, their first reaction is to ask me about their medical issues.  I went home this past weekend, and in less than twenty-four hours I looked at … Continue reading

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Terrible Life Lessons that Med School Has Taught Me

I have learned many things in this first year of my medical education, but I can’t say that I have enjoyed them all.  I thought I would share a few of them with you. 1.  Life isn’t fair.  I’ve heard … Continue reading

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