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 a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…

The weather in Ann Arbor these past few weeks has been absolutely lovely. It’s amazing to think about how much we complained (justifiably so) during the long winter, but this weather reminds me of why I love Michigan to begin with. Yesterday was the 10th annual Dean’s Cup golf outing, where faculty and students come… Read more >>

Summer Solstice and Beyond

It’s been a wonderful, incredibly busy summer! After my classes ended in early May – and before starting summer research – I went out to California to visit family and to run in The Golden Gate Relay. Seeing family is always fantastic and the relay was a truly epic adventure. The relay course goes along… Read more >>


Hi everyone! Being officially out for summer is a strange feeling — mostly because I am enjoying a brief respite from headphones and streaming lectures.  According to our lecture video homepage, there are 481 recorded events for 2013-2014, so I’d say during the M1 year I watched a solid 400-425 from the comfort of my… Read more >>

The Next Adventure…

Hello again and happy spring! As I sit here and write this, I am four hours away from leaving Ann Arbor and boarding a plane for California. I realized that I couldn’t leave without a final blog post, so here it is! The past few months have been some of the best of medical school…. Read more >>

M1 and Done!

M1 year is over! I can’t believe how quickly this year flew by, especially considering that it was actually quite a long school year. August 4 to May 30… and then suddenly we are M2s! The last sequence of M1 year was Human Growth and Development (HGD), which in many ways was a nice break… Read more >>

School’s Out for Summer…Well almost

When we were all trying to survive Infectious Diseases (ID), the thought that kept a lot of us going was that M1 year was all downhill after ID was over. Several students from previous years had mentioned this, and their advice pretty much consisted of “Yeah, I think a couple of people failed Embryo, but… Read more >>