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.

Spring at last!

Hello again, and happy spring!! At long last, the cold has left Ann Arbor, and it is a beautiful 70 degree afternoon as I write this. A lot has happened since my last post back in early March. First, the Smoker was a huge success and was definitely my favorite of the three I was… Read more >>


Hello! I write this from the Lydia Mendelssohn Theater as I watch the dress rehearsal of this year’s Smoker, “Oh Glaucoma!” I believe I’ve written about it before, but as a refresher…The Smoker is the annual medical school play that was started in 1918 as the “All-Medic Smoker,” and has continued throughout the years as… Read more >>

Onto a new year…

Happy New Year! (and a very belated hello!) As always, I am amazed by how quickly this holiday season passed, and I am surprised every time I have to write the date on something and find myself having to cross out 2012 and write 2013. As I write this blog post, my research year in… Read more >>

Fall Fun

Last year, amidst the excitement and stress of my third year of medical school, I was not surprised when I would take a brief pause from my fast-paced, hospital-centered surroundings, only to realize how quickly time was passing. With a few exceptions, my sense of time revolved around four-week blocks: get through these four weeks… Read more >>

Change of Pace

Hello! It has been FAR too long since I last wrote, and I guess the only excuse that I can proffer is that med school has felt like a whirlwind these past few months. Since I last wrote, I finished my third year, enjoyed an amazingly relaxing two week vacation with a cruise to the… Read more >>

Winding down

46 weeks down, 2 to go. It’s hard to believe that’s all that remains of M3 year—arguably the most feared, most challenging, but also most exciting year of medical school. As I sat in our weekly seminar this Friday, entitled, “Preparing your residency application,” I realized how far we’ve come since last May. I find… Read more >>