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.

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I haven’t studied today!!! …I feel dirty. (J/K, I feel SPLENDID.)

It feels like it’s been approximately a gajillion years since I last wrote (and, upon checking the date, it nearly has been that long. Oops?) Life got a little crazy. Like, Step 1 crazy. Yeah – that happened. I took the test two days ago and it already feels like it was in a past… Read more >>

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In Training

As medical students, it feels like we are always in training. After all, we don’t have our MD’s yet, and even then we still train during residency. At the moment, it seems like we always will be in training…that’s why it’s called the “practice of medicine,” right? Lately, some of my fellow students have begun… Read more >>

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Spring Break in the Rockies

It really felt like Spring Break could not have come at a more opportune time. Many of my classmates, including myself, were ready for a change after our unit on the central nervous system. The brain is fascinating, but there sure are a lot of parts to memorize! The nuclei, and tracts, and many specific… Read more >>

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Traveling to Capitol Hill

In my last post, I promised an update on the advocacy efforts of our student chapter of the AMA, and I have many developments to report! In February, we hosted a seminar where students had the opportunity to learn from Dr. Sharon Swindell and pediatrics residents about how they advocate for patients. It was inspiring to… Read more >>

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Good Luck on Step 1!

It’s hard to believe that it’s already time for the Step 1 study period again. As the M2s finish up their preclinical training, here’s some advice I gained from this period: As tempting as it seems to keep studying for one extra hour, just go to bed. You can’t learn things effectively if your brain… Read more >>

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The “Low Yield” Adventure of Advocating for Nutrition Education in Medical School

If you’re not familiar with the phrase “high yield,” you must be an applicant. Every medical student is familiar with the phrase. Some embrace it. Other shudder with repugnance. But the reality is, as you move along through your pre-clinical years, you become a bit more than merely aware of the notion that there are aspects… Read more >>