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.

Ten Things that the First Year of Med School has Taught Me

When I woke up this morning, I realized that there are just over 3 weeks until M2 year begins. The recent weeks have been full of public health research, exercise, travel, and relaxing. It has been really great. I’m doing social epidemiology research, and I love being back at the School of Public Health and… Read more >>

Life Beyond Surgery

Despite Surgery being over for me for a few weeks now, I still can’t quite believe it. I enjoyed the experience greatly, but it was all a bit surreal. I wake up now at 6am (which is fairly early when you realize that clinic starts at 8am), and I’m still shocked when it’s light outside…. Read more >>

Huh. It’s summer, but usually less than 90 degrees. That’s… weird…

As the title suggests, I still find it hard to believe that it even is summer (Floridian, what can I say). The truth is that summer is not only here, but officially passing by waaaaay too quickly. There were so many things that I wanted to accomplish that I’m now realizing are definitely not going… Read more >>

You Mean I’m not an M1 Anymore?

Hey there summer! It’s hard to believe that summer is finally here. The last few weeks of school were busy, but there was also time for some fun. The end of ID came with a bit of sadness and a sigh of relief. While the block involved a great deal of studying, it was also… Read more >>


Hey, thanks for taking the time to read my poorly-written, hopefully moderately entertaining post. As this is my first post, I would like to introduce myself. I was born in Pueblo, Colorado, a town of about 100k people 1.5 hours south of Denver. I graduated from CU-Boulder in 2012 and worked as a medical assistant… Read more >>

Clearing my mind, preparing for the week

It’s important to me to take time to self-reflect.  After studying today, I walked to the river by my apartment to read and write.  Some poets recently made me aware of an extensive list of poetry books related to medicine and illness, and I carried three of them with me to the riverbank: Poetry in… Read more >>