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.

The Joys of Flextime

Hi everyone! My name is Megan and I am an M1 from the Chicago-land Area.  I just graduated from Washington University in St. Louis in 2014 with a double major in Biology and Women, Gender, and Sexuality Studies.  It’s unbelievable to think that I moved to Ann Arbor a month ago! Coming to a new… Read more >>

Heart of a Champion

As we come to the end of our second week of M2 year, I find it hard to believe it’s only been two weeks. The amount of material I have shoved in my brain recently is astounding. And it’s only just begun. Our first day back, we had a 7am orientation (technically, there was breakfast… Read more >>

Just getting started!

Hello everyone! I am Meghan Knol, one of your M1 bloggers. I am originally from Ann Arbor, but I have been away for 9 years. I went to Wash U for undergrad, then moved to Miami, FL and did a postbacc and Master’s at Barry University in Miami Shores. I am thrilled to be back… Read more >>

I’ll be real, I have no title creativity.

Wow. It’s already week 3 and I can’t believe it. Lately, the days seem to be blurs of specific moments and I am still so incredibly thankful to be here. Granted, UMMS is not the Millennium Falcon and I am not a master Jedi like I had always imagined. However, I think everything turned out… Read more >>

Leaders and Best (in training)

It’s Wednesday, August 6th and you’re taking a relaxing bike ride through the countryside. As your sleek form cuts through the brisk, dewy morning air something catches your eye. Before you round the next corner, you manage to make out a large white banquet tent nestled between a historic-looking farmhouse and a well-tended vegetable garden…. Read more >>

“Kid, It Ain’t About You Anymore”

Before I jump into my first rambling tale of a blog post, it’s probably best that I introduce myself. I grew up in Colorado Springs, Colorado and am a proud 2010 graduate of a small liberal arts school in Maine called Bowdoin College. After graduating, I taught and coached for two years at a boarding… Read more >>