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.

Just getting started!

Hello everyone! I am Meghan Knol, one of your M1 bloggers. I am originally from Ann Arbor, but I have been away for 9 years. I went to Wash U for undergrad, then moved to Miami, FL and did a postbacc and Master’s at Barry University in Miami Shores. I am thrilled to be back… Read more >>

I’ll be real, I have no title creativity.

Wow. It’s already week 3 and I can’t believe it. Lately, the days seem to be blurs of specific moments and I am still so incredibly thankful to be here. Granted, UMMS is not the Millennium Falcon and I am not a master Jedi like I had always imagined. However, I think everything turned out… Read more >>

Leaders and Best (in training)

It’s Wednesday, August 6th and you’re taking a relaxing bike ride through the countryside. As your sleek form cuts through the brisk, dewy morning air something catches your eye. Before you round the next corner, you manage to make out a large white banquet tent nestled between a historic-looking farmhouse and a well-tended vegetable garden…. Read more >>

“Kid, It Ain’t About You Anymore”

Before I jump into my first rambling tale of a blog post, it’s probably best that I introduce myself. I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and am a proud 2010 graduate of a small liberal arts school in Maine called Bowdoin College. After graduating, I taught and coached for two years at a boarding… Read more >>

It’s Finally Real!

Hi everyone! The last two weeks since the White Coat Ceremony have been a whirlwind but in a good way. So much has happened, but I should probably introduce myself before I get started. I am a Michigander through and through. I grew up in Lansing, MI, went to undergrad at Hope College, and have… Read more >>

1/4th of Third Year is Done!

Third year is when we get to learn from doctors in the hospitals and clinics rather than in the lecture halls. We also learn from patients, who I have found to be the best teachers so far. But I think that the most difficult aspect of third year has not been intellectual, but emotional.