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.

Discovering the Arc: Anatomy of Late Third Year

Trying to drink from a fire hose. Thrown in the deep end. Pick your metaphor to describe the overwhelmed feeling that you have at the beginning of third year. You do wonder if it will all come together. But the year progresses and something happens. Vague clinical instincts become sharpened by knowledge. A sense of responsibility to the… Read more >>

The End of M2 Year

This week was the last week of M2 year. I took my last final of the preclinical years yesterday and am not tying up some loose ends before beginning to study for step 1. I was talking with a friend who is getting her PhD in Environmental Science this morning. She asked me how med… Read more >>

Match Week is here!

At last, Match Day is almost here! The whole application process—from starting the residency application in the early summer, to receiving interview offers, to months of travel across the country for numerous interviews, and finally to submitting a rank list—all has been leading up to this coming week. This is both very scary but also… Read more >>

March Music

Sunshine! There are still a few feet of snow on the ground, but the birds are singing and I’ve simply decided it *must* be spring. The last month has been a haze of new coursework, research arrangements, and fantastic extracurriculars. A few highlights: The Medical Arts Program put on yet another phenomenal event, one where… Read more >>

Happy Grand Roundhog Day!

What a weekend! Last Saturday and Sunday served as the culmination of two very important events for Galens – the 2014 Smoker production Grand Roundhog Day and the Centennial Gala celebrating the 100-year history of Galens Medical Society. Galens was founded in 1914 as an honors society and has performed a vaudeville-type show each year… Read more >>

AMA Region V Meeting

Hi everyone! M1 year has really started to pick up…or I’ve just been more immersed in awesome extracurricular activities! Probably a combination of both. Last week, we completed our Immunology sequence, which allowed me to reminisce on my immunology research at the NIH/NEI several summers ago, and I’m excited to now be in the midst… Read more >>