Medical school is full of “firsts.” First organ-based sequence (cardio/respiratory) – check! First time taking a history for a standardized patient – check. And now, first health policy conference! The past few days I’ve been away from Ann Arbor in the wonderful city of Atlanta, Georgia at the AMA National Interim meeting. My interest in… Read more >>
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.
Hi everyone! I’m Maya, an M1 from Troy, Michigan. I went to Stanford University for undergrad and studied Human Biology with a concentration in Health and Human Performance. After graduating in June 2014, I spent a year as an AmeriCorps VISTA in Detroit working with local schools to promote the incorporation of service-learning into the… Read more >>
Professor Ward challenged us to apply Boggs’s model of revolution to medicine, to think beyond fixing the problems in front of our noses and to imagine our ideal healthcare system on the broadest level… I began to imagine clinics connected to community centers, fresh-produce grocery stores, and exercise centers; co-op healthcare systems; prescriptions for college education; smart phone patient check-ins; and a different payment system, yet unformed in my mind but tantalizing in its possibilities.
I took my Neurology shelf exam (aka the “Gelf” because it’s written by Dr. Gelb), and now I am officially half way done with my M3 year! I thought M1 and M2 year went by fast, but M3 year definitely goes by even faster. I was busy every day with clinical duties and studying, switching… Read more >>
Perhaps those most likely to read this–students and perhaps aspiring students–are among those most affected by this phenomenon known as studying. I have not devoted much time to thinking about this conceptually, as when I am consumed by “studying” I have no time for philosophical meanderings, and when I am not, I have little desire… Read more >>