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.

Third quarter

Hey everyone, Hope you’ve all been doing well! I apologize for my hiatus, but I will more than make up for it with photos:) My time at the NIH is whizzing by, I’m so upset about it! One of the largest ophthalmology conferences is taking place in May, so it’s almost time for the other… Read more >>

Halfway point

Hey everyone, hope you’ve all been well. Over at the NIH in Bethesda, I’ve passed the halfway point of my research year. Besides the anxiety of trying to finish up my year with my projects completed, I am also sad to see that the year is going by so fast! This year off has provided… Read more >>

DC Chillin

Hey everyone, Hope you’ve all been doing well. Last we spoke, the government shut down. I spent my time off reading and going to the gym, then I went back home to Michigan, and returned to the NIH in time for the government to re-open (took them long enough). I’ve been spending the last month… Read more >>


Hello from Bethesda! I apologize for such a long delay since my last post. But now that I currently have no job I figured this was the perfect opportunity to let you know how things have been going. I’m of course referring to the government shutdown that just began at midnight. And despite it being… Read more >>

Switching it up

Hey everyone, I hope you’re all doing well. I have some fun news: I have just recently moved to Bethesda, Maryland to do a year of research at the NIH. I’m working under a great program, the NIH Medical Research Scholars Program, where 44 other med students and I get a chance to work with… Read more >>

summer vacation!

Hey y’all, Shaza here, reporting from the tropical area of West Bloomfield, MI, where I’ve been sleeping late watching online television, reading the articles whose web addresses I’ve been saving for this very week, and forcing myself to bask in the sun (because I’ve been complaining about the lack of it this entire year, so I… Read more >>