This is Halloween (in medical school)

So, Happy Halloween! 🙂 There’s a part of me that wonders which person at the Henson Workshop thought ‘man unable to see his own hands because he is operating a puppet does a chainsaw gag’ was a great idea, but that might be just be me 😉 But yes, digressions aside, it’s Halloween, a holiday of…

Harry Potter and the OMG I got a ticket!! :)

So, as previously noted in this post, I’m a huge Harry Potter fan. Seen all the movies, read all the books, and if I could ever remember my Pottermore password I’d be a huge nerd on that (alas, I cannot).  So, when this was announced, I knew I had to get in on it. Harry Potter and…

A week (or 2) in the life of (my) med school

So, most of my recent posts haven’t really been about the class and daily business of medical school because I’m trying to make sure that I don’t accidentally trip over the line of professionalism with patient confidentiality that governs a blog like this.  However, with the fact that the MUN interview invites went out a…

Falling in love again with an old friend

So, for a couple of hours yesterday, I fell in love again with one of my greatest old friends. People are nice.  Books are better. Yes, a few days ago I went to Coles and bought the Illustrated Harry Potter and the Philosopher’s Stone, and last night I sat down and devoured it, and fell…

Fall at home (here there be pictures)

So, as mentioned in my last post, I went home for Thanksgiving this year.  Canadian Thanksgiving isn’t half the symbolic holiday that American Thanksgiving is, but it’s still a nice long weekend and I was so grateful to be able to spend it with my family this year. Med school, if it’s taught me anything,…

Med school Thanksgiving, take 2

So, to all the Canadian’s out there, Happy Thanksgiving! 🙂 The turkey says hi 😉 Thanksgiving – or Turkey Day 😉 – is the time where we stop to give thanks to the things that are in our lives.  It’s always funny for me to read the post I made last year about Thanksgiving, because…

Hospitals shouldn’t be prisons: the case of Hannah G

So, typically in my posts I try for a little levity.  I find a few funny images or gifs to liven things up, and I try to keep everything as anonymous as possible. I’ve made a real effort not to show faces on this blog, because privacy is a right that is very hard to…

A wandering heart and mind…on the first day back to class ;)

I’m a person of simple pleasures.  I like daydreaming, plans and travel, to name a few. Whee, planning! Admittedly, doing these three things in my first two classes of Phase 3 is probably unwise. I feel like the fact I’m pretty sure I’ve used this gif before says something about my life… But yes, we…

The OSCE (dun dun dun)

So, the OSCE was Wednesday. Ok, so it was two days ago.  I took me a while to come back from my adrenaline crash! But yes, our first OSCE was Wednesday.  The OSCE stands for objective structured clinical examination, and it’s pretty much just the MMI on steroids. So, yeah, there’s that.  The MMI (multiple…