Total eclipse (of my heart ;) ) of a supermoon

So, last night was a total lunar eclipse of a supermoon, an event that apparently won’t happen again until 2033! My dad and mom both reminded me about it (and thankfully my mom, knowing me, reminded me right before it happened because I’d totally forgotten my dad’s reminder!) and so I grabbed my camera, stuck…

Cooking: a work in progress

So, in the interest of something a little less polarizing (there was a premed 101 discussion that just got me all fired up – the rant has passed, I promise!), I’ve also been trying to actually learn how to cook this last month.  Because yeah, I’ll admit it, I managed to make it to the…

“In it for the money” and a mini rant therein

So, there’s something that’s happening in Ontario right now that has been appearing on my Facebook feed that’s made me consider – and rant a bit – at this concept that doctors are only into medicine because they’re “in it for the money.” The Ontario provincial government is cutting the fees that doctors can charge…

Individuality vs. professionalism

So, I’ve been giving the thought of the line between individuality and professionalism some thought in the past few weeks.  As medical students, we write essays about the CanMEDs roles until we pretty much can’t take it anymore, and the hardest role to write about always seems to be professional.  Because, honestly, what makes someone…

Inspiration, and the need for good teachers

So, there’s been something happening for the last few days in my family that has made me consider the subject of inspiration, and the need for good teachers.  I have a younger sister.  She’s just started her first year of high school. She’s not great at math. Now, my sister isn’t alone in this: I’m…

O-week, projects, placement and OSCE anxiety

So, I’ve been a silent the last week, mostly because I was a bit busy with o-week and school restarting that I found myself too tired to blog most nights! So, a little roundup – a “Last Week Tonight” if you will 😉 O-week was fantastic, and loads of fun.  MUN makes attendance for the…