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.

1/4th of Third Year is Done!

Third year is when we get to learn from doctors in the hospitals and clinics rather than in the lecture halls. We also learn from patients, who I have found to be the best teachers so far. But I think that the most difficult aspect of third year has not been intellectual, but emotional.

And… I’m a medical student!

I’m 30, coupled, interested in yoga and meditation, don’t drink alcohol or coffee, and coming into UM, I was afraid I would be too different in medical school. An oddity. And I must admit that through parts of orientation, I did feel a little strange. It was “back to school” in more ways than one… Read more >>

My First Post! (Most unoriginal title ever)

Greetings from Ann Arbor! I still find it hard to believe that I’m actually here, but vivid memories of The Trailer Incident (which we don’t speak of), the long drive from Florida with aforementioned trailer, and the always arduous task of moving in assure me that this is the real deal. I’m living in an… Read more >>

SBRP and Summer Highlights

The “last summer” is winding down for us rising M2s, but I think it is safe to say that many of us have really made the most of the past two months. Our classes start up again on August 18, which will be upon us before we know it. My classmates are slowly returning to… Read more >>

It’s a Beautiful Day in the Neighborhood…

The weather in Ann Arbor these past few weeks has been absolutely lovely. It’s amazing to think about how much we complained (justifiably so) during the long winter, but this weather reminds me of why I love Michigan to begin with. Yesterday was the 10th annual Dean’s Cup golf outing, where faculty and students come… Read more >>

Summer Solstice and Beyond

It’s been a wonderful, incredibly busy summer! After my classes ended in early May – and before starting summer research – I went out to California to visit family and to run in The Golden Gate Relay. Seeing family is always fantastic and the relay was a truly epic adventure. The relay course goes along… Read more >>