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.

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 >>

Full circle . . . gearing up for Kenya

In a little less than two months, I will board a plane and take a trip to the country of my birth, Kenya. I will then drink a cup of home-grown coffee, perhaps two. I have the privilege of taking a fourth year elective in Pediatric Neurosurgery at Kijabe Hospital, about an hour northwest of… Read more >>

Showing up for Equality & Inclusion

This is why I believe it’s important that I join my classmates to make a statement about current events. I want to be clear that I don’t know how to be a better police officer, or what it is like to be a minority in this country. I don’t have solutions to the world’s most… Read more >>

Moving right along

An applicant asked me if I’ve been able to maintain my interests while in medical school. It’s such an interesting question, and one that I asked at nearly every school I visited. I was looking for a “yes,” no doubt about it. And so should you. But the answer to that question, and the one… Read more >>

Finding a New Normal

I have to apologize for my lengthy writing hiatus these past couple months—turns out it can take a little while to adjust to the pace and demands of medical school life! It’s my hope that I can write much more regularly from this point forward. I’ve been thinking about a lot recently about the word… Read more >>

(Pretend you can hear me making inarticulate turkey noises)

Happy Thanksgiving!! Warning: dorky thankfulness post incoming. Things I’m thankful for: SNOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOW!!!! Snoooooooooow. I’ve lived my whole life in Florida and I’m finally, FINALLY getting to experience real weather. I’m in love. Seriously. Everything looks cuter with snow. Snow is squishy. I can wear my hair down and not risk death by heat stroke. It’s… Read more >>