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Post burnout thoughts

So, third year Med school kicked my a**. No use mincing words. I came out of my 5 weeks at the second hospital for Internal in a mentally and emotionally […]

The Thirteen Core Commandments

So, a new crop of core clerks (third year clerks) are about to start, or perhaps have started already. And if you’re reading this post, you might be one of […]


I’ve been in a funk, lately.  Or at least, that’s what I’ve been calling it. It’s a kinder word than ‘depression.’ Though honestly, I don’t think I meet the criteria […]

Dragging on

So, I’m 5 weeks away from being done with core clerkship, and I can’t decide if this year was the longest or the shortest of my life. Honestly, I think […]

Dear Zachary

A couple of weeks ago, during consult psych rounds, in the middle of a discussion on when psychiatrists had a duty to report mental illnesses in other medical professionals – […]


There’s this memory I’ve found stuck in my head lately. I’m 18, 19, perhaps 20. I’ve been let into a locked ward at a mental hospital, still in my work […]


So, I hate the NBME. I think I’ve mentioned it once or twice, but it bears repeating; I loathe the NBME. I think it’s an exhausting, terrible exam. After my […]

Do what you love

People come into medical school one of two ways; they’ve got some type of medicine they think they really want to practice and med school is either going to prove […]

The sick patient

Family medicine clinic is somewhat…buffering, as clerk. It’s certainly not as safe as when you are truly an inexperienced first or second year – the understood observer – but still, […]

2 down and a road trip!

So, I’ve finished two rotations of my core clerkship! Now, I don’t have the marks back yet, but I had my NBME for peds this past Friday and although it […]

So. That happened.

President Elect Donald Trump. So, that happened. I’m a Canadian, but I feel like I need to say something because let’s be absolutely real, the financial crisis of 2008 taught […]

It begins…clerkship days 1 and 2

So, like it says on the tin, clerkship has begun; the orthopaedic surgery part of my 2 month surgery rotation, to be exact. Throw back! I was going to make […]

2016 Travel Journals: Berlin

*Mea Culpa, the blogging as I traveled thing just didn’t happen given how busy I was! So these journals were written on the trip, most retrospectively, with a couple written […]

Halloween DIY

So, this year we got crafty for Halloween. I’ll not lie, Halloween isn’t a major holiday in our household. I don’t really do parties and I studied through the last […]

Performance Medicine

Clinical skills is sort of an interesting experience. On one hand, it is clearly a teaching tool for necessary skills that will be needed in actual practice. It’s a place […]

25% there!!!

So, at 2:45 today, I finished my first year of medical school. Seriously, everyone should google “firework gifs” at some point in their life, it’s amazing 🙂 But yeah, OMG […]