This is where you’ll hear what it’s really like at the University of Michigan Medical School. Students at each level of the program give you an intimate look at their med school lives—their insights, ‘ah-ha’ moments, frustrations and excitement.

It’s Biorhythms Time!

This Sunday marks the winter show of Biorhythms, the medical school dance show! There are a few non-dance acts as well, but mostly the show is composed of group dances in a variety of styles – including Tahitian, hip hop, jazz, and Indian/step fusion. Two shows are held every year, usually in January and in… Read more >>

Tomorrow is WHAT.

I seriously can’t even handle the fact that tomorrow is January 1st. Where on earth has the time gone?!? My classmates and I are already halfway through our first year of medical school and I still haven’t completely accepted the fact that I’m even in medical school, let alone that I’ve actually started classes. (What… Read more >>

Baptism by H.P.I.

(Patients’ names and identifying details have been altered to protect their privacy. The events discussed within are true.) Delonis Clinic Medical Student Checklist Starched and dry-cleaned white coat? Check. Fountain pen and padfolio for taking patient’s history? Check. Stethoscope that I have used a total of two times previously? Check. Copies of the New England… Read more >>

And that’s a wrap!

Hi Everyone, Sorry for the long absence! Time has madly rushed by and I’m still coming to terms with the fact that winter break is here. As I sat on the plane home yesterday (see picture below), I couldn’t believe that I was already flying back home for break. It doesn’t feel like I’ve been… Read more >>

Happy Holidays!

Now that we’ve reached our two weeks of vacation for the holidays, it’s amazing to see how far we’ve come in the last 4.5 months! In some ways, it seems like just yesterday our class sat down for the “Intro to M2 Year” lecture at 8am. And yet, the prodigious amount of information that has… Read more >>

Lessons in Empathy… and MSK

Before I came to medical school, I had more than one family member or friend tell me that I would leave cynical and void of empathy after four years. I was outraged since I prided myself on my compassion and, to use the colloquialism, my bleeding heart for social justice. Medical school would never beat… Read more >>