It’s true, I have a pocket patella, which I will tell you about in due time. First, let me explain a bit about how our M1 class has evolved throughout our year in the anatomy laboratories. The thing is, I still secretly love anatomy lab. Sure, it can be long and cold and smelly and… 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.
Time flies when you’re having fun! Well, or when you are studying a lot and also having some fun in between libraries. It’s amazing how busy and settled I feel after just one term. During the Cardiovascular/Respiratory sequence, I made the gradual transition to “becoming a full-time streamer,” meaning that now I watch most of… Read more >>
There is absolutely nothing better than an entire week with patients. After an intense month of biochemistry, I was more than happy to be at hospitals and clinics, even if it meant getting up very early and being dressed semi-professionally. Now, for the first time, my white coat actually merits a good wash (I swear… Read more >>
So much has happened since I moved to Ann Arbor that it would be silly to try to go back too far. A few highlights of the weeks before medical school included building my own furniture, traveling to visit family in Maine, and inviting other incoming med students over for wine and cheese on my… Read more >>
It is important to have hobbies outside of medical school or you might go mad. Fortunately, the work/life (or, well, study/life) balance is something that Ann Arbor seems to foster. Even the smartest and most serious students have activities that do not involve the library or the hospital. Sure, there are a few that seem… Read more >>
It is impossible to explain how happy I am. There is no sense in trying to start at the beginning of the story (what story? what beginning?), but we had might as well start in Switzerland since I spent last year doing research there. It was while I was in Geneva that I made the… Read more >>