In one week, M2 year will officially end. As I am spending most of my time making a color-coded Excel schedule for boards studying and trying to understand what exactly is a molar pregnancy in Reproduction—our last sequence of the year, I haven’t let the whirlwind of fast endings and boards studying and the beginning… Read more >>
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.
Akwaaba Readers! Five weeks have passed since I first stepped off the plane in Kumasi—I’ve met many Kofi’s and Akua’s and have learned that my Ghanaian day name is Abinah (since I was born on a Tuesday), I’ve drawn blood and set a line (finally I have one or two practical skills after finishing a… Read more >>
Akwaaba Readers! This summer I am blogging from Kumasi, Ghana. The first year of medical school ended in a blur of moving apartments, taking my last M1 final, hopping out to my high school friend’s bachelorette party/reunion in California, back home to Long Island for a few days of packing and an Indian fusion wedding,… Read more >>
Hello Readers! This Winter break I’ll be writing quite a few posts to give you all a much-belated glimpse of my first-year med school experiences during the fall semester. Let’s begin with the last week of September, which was our first week of Clinical Foundations of Medicine. During this one-week sequence that occurs five times… Read more >>
After a month of learning about the heart and lungs, we (first-year medical students) dove into our first day of the musculoskeletal sequence yesterday. This is the most intensive sequence in terms of the amount of anatomical knowledge to be mastered and the time spent dissecting in the anatomy labs. Yesterday, our first dissection for… Read more >>
Dear readers, Two months ago I was reading a Murakami novel on a beach in San Juan, Puerto Rico and since then I have moved from New York City to my much larger, cheaper, and sunnier apartment in Ann Arbor and experienced (and have enjoyed, and sometimes barely survived) six weeks of the first year… Read more >>