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.

Time Flies

“Time flies”…over and over in my life I have heard this saying, yet it has never been truer for me than after this year. Last post I was talking about planning Fall Ball and the med school tailgate…events that now seem as if they happened a lifetime ago! I am so sorry that I have… Read more >>

It feels like a dream.

Hi everyone, Sorry for just a long silence. Every time that I have sat down to write a post, I’ve either been interrupted or have struggled with writing a post. The truth is, a lot of stuff is just hard to describe (succinctly) in words. Sometimes, I realize that I can’t convey all of the… Read more >>

M3 is Hard

Well, as a seasoned M3 (who is totally qualified to call herself this by dint of surviving almost one full week on Surgery), I have a bit of advice for those who are starting clinical rotations: it’s hard. While I admit the hours are comparable to those used to study for Step 1 a month… Read more >>

Since when is there no snow on the ground…? Where does the time go?!?

The Infectious Disease sequence has officially been conquered! I’ve got to send much love out to the best lab partner that ever was, dearest Daniel who was an incredibly good sport about my, er… neurotic tendencies. (No point sugar-coating it this far into the game.) I couldn’t have done it without him. In spite of… Read more >>

Brains, Planes, and So Much Hand Sanitizer

The temperature is well above freezing, there are leafy green things growing outside, and the birds have come back in full force. I guess it’s been a while since the last time I wrote considering that I was excited that the temperature was in the high 20s at that point. It’s been a very busy… Read more >>

Free at Last!

Well, it’s finally over – I just took Step 1 this morning and am thrilled to be done! After sequestering myself in self-imposed isolation for the past month, I can now fully rejoin the land of the living. And I’m going to start by playing Whirlyball tonight as part of the MSTP Second Look Weekend…. Read more >>