Monte Carlo was…exhausting

So, this past Saturday was Monte Carlo, the charity event that my medical school hosts every year. The gala is planned by a committee of second year medical students each year, and this year I was on that committee. The committee began planning the event in 2014, though the real meat of it began in…

Fear should not govern us (Syrian refugees)

Pictures from my two recent trips to Paris. On my second one, we stayed in the same District that was hit heavily by the attacks. So, by now I’m sure that everyone has heard of the terrorism attack that occurred in Paris on November 13th.  Suicide bombs, mass shootings and hostage taking took the lives of…

Pay no attention to the (wo)man behind the curtain

So, everyone has seen this movie right? Apologies for getting that song stuck in your head. If you haven’t, that’s the Wizard of Oz, where, through an interdimensional/incredibly hallucinatory tornado, Dorothy (and her little dog too!) find themselves in the magical land of Oz.  They meet up with a cast of obvious metaphors, and all…

That time I got a new hobby: the Mad Hatter edition

So, I had my exam Friday – think it went ok, but as always I’m never sure – and am 3 days into our 5 day ‘winter break’ that the university has implemented for this year, which is lovely. Beyond the weather: This was October the 27th. It snowed. It’s been -2 degrees since. No…

Turn your head and cough…

So, quick, tell me what you think of when you see this picture: Yep, we did the genital and rectal examinations this week.  Now, I’m going to be pretty vague about the experience – because professionalism – but it’s something I really wanted to talk about.  No matter how grown up and mature we are,…