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.

Scrubbing In

“You’re contaminated!” Caught off guard by the scrub nurse’s accusation, I leapt back from the operating table. As I scurried towards the sink to scrub back in, the surgeon looked up from the procedure to cast me a disappointed glance. Humbled, I returned to the OR. I crossed my arms against my chest, diligently avoiding… Read more >>

One Potato, Two Potato, Three Potato, Four!

I would like to introduce myself by sharing my favorite quote: “Never let a problem to be solved become more important than a person to be loved.” – Thomas S. Monson As a non-traditional student, I have found this counsel to be particularly prudent. Two years ago, on August 18, 2012, I married the love… Read more >>

¡Hola a todos!

This past week marked the beginning of the “Medicine in Spanish” elective. The goal of this elective is to teach us the skills (and vocabulary) needed to communicate with our patients entirely in Spanish. There are two classes that meet each week for one hour on Monday/Tuesday and 1.5 hours on Wednesday/Thursday, each with about… Read more >>

Time flies!

It’s amazing how quickly time has passed and how many things have happened since school started! I was elected to one of two Component Representative positions for our class. The big ticket items that we’re responsible for are compiling student evaluations at the end of each sequence and presenting them to the big wigs (who,… Read more >>

The M2 Perspective

 Hey everyone! I hate to admit it, but it must be said… M2  year is far busier than M1 year. As M1s, we all watched the older (and, of course, wiser) class ahead of us as they went through some quintessential M2 experiences — 8 hours of lecture in a day, fewer quizzes and more… Read more >>

So Many Firsts

We just finished our 5th week of school, and according to some classmates’ running tally, this means that we’ve completed approximately 2.5% of medical school. Those five weeks have included a lot of studying but also a lot of fun. Last week, we finished our first block, Patients and Populations, and had our first set… Read more >>