Ending on a high note

So, tomorrow is that last day of my last elective in medical school. It’s kind of a non-milestone milestone.  I still have 8 weeks – 4 two week blocks – of selectives left, to say nothing of interviews and matching and the LMCC. It’s not like I’m done with medical school. Still, I found myself…

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 us nothing if not, what happens in the USA affects the whole world. And the USA just elected Donald Trump as president. I found watching…

Falling down the clerkship habit hole

So, if it seems that I disappeared down a hole into the dark abyss this last month, it’s only because I have. I’m just starting my 5th (out of 8) week of my surgical rotation, and my 2nd week of my general surgery rotation, having already actually completed my ortho surgery rotation…and no, even if…

How I spent last Saturday: Syrian Refugee Clinic

So, I’m a little tardy on getting this post up, but whatever, better late than never, right? 🙂  This past Saturday, I had the opportunity to be a part of a really great endeavour: a special clinic for the recent influx of Syrian refugees. Now, a little background: Newfoundland usually gets a little over 100…

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…

The Waiting Place

Originally posted on journey, unadjourned.:
I hate waiting. Not like that is a unique trait, but I still hate waiting. My MCAT score will be ready tomorrow after  5 (tentatively, according to AAMC). And I’m scared. So scared that I don’t even want to look at the site until that time. I know it’s not…