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.

M2 Year Begins!

Hi everyone! After a long, restful summer, it’s great to be back in Ann Arbor, jumping right into M2 year.  For this blog post, I’ve decided on the theme, “Things I didn’t expect about medical school.”  Here we go! 1) I’d be excited about a single specialty (or two) very early on. This past summer,… Read more >>

Summer!

Hi everyone! Being officially out for summer is a strange feeling — mostly because I am enjoying a brief respite from headphones and streaming lectures.  According to our lecture video homepage, there are 481 recorded events for 2013-2014, so I’d say during the M1 year I watched a solid 400-425 from the comfort of my… Read more >>

The Next Adventure…

Hello again and happy spring! As I sit here and write this, I am four hours away from leaving Ann Arbor and boarding a plane for California. I realized that I couldn’t leave without a final blog post, so here it is! The past few months have been some of the best of medical school…. Read more >>

Mysophobia: Welcome to ID/Micro!

On Monday, we began what is notoriously the most rigorous sequence of the M1 year: Infectious Diseases & Microbiology.  With laboratory exercises and case discussions every morning for a five-week period, each preceded by ~2.5 hours of relevant lectures beginning at 8am, my class has noticeably shifted back to attending live lectures, on par with… Read more >>

March Madness Indeed

March 2014 has probably been one of the most eventful and memorable months of my life.  I’m not sure I can recall every amazing thing that happened, but I can definitely try. The first weekend of March was actually kind of calm.  I was just finishing off my ER shifts at Hurley Hospital, located in… Read more >>

Match Week is here!

At last, Match Day is almost here! The whole application process—from starting the residency application in the early summer, to receiving interview offers, to months of travel across the country for numerous interviews, and finally to submitting a rank list—all has been leading up to this coming week. This is both very scary but also… Read more >>