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.

¡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 >>

Big House, Big Family

Hi everyone! Thanks for reading. My name is Jeff Nadel and I am an M1 here at the University of Michigan Medical School. Just a little bit about me before diving into the good stuff: I originally hail from the suburbs of Denver, Colorado and graduated in 2012 from Colorado College in Colorado Springs. That… Read more >>

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 >>