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 was still brutal, I did find it less terrible than surgery, which is something I suppose. And I had enough time to review this time…

Getting back on the horse vs waiting to be ready

So, I bought a thing. Now, I’m 26 and this is my first car…but it’s also really my first time as a full time driver. Let me explain. So, story time.  In Canada, you can get a learner’s permit to drive at the age of 16, and then get a license that has a grading…

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…

Ok for reals guys let’s give this another go ;)

Well, my ambition to be on this blog more often certainly…stumbled a bit, shall we say.  The hours with surgery played a role in this, as did my Mac glitching out and being in for repair (I hate blogging on my phone) but honestly, my absence had a name, and that name was thus; NBME….

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…

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 a post yesterday about my first day of clerkship, but given that ortho started at 7am and I was coming off a distinctly more nocturnal…

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 after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I got…

2016 Trip Journals: Munich

*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 after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So I landed…

2016 Trip Journals: London

*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 after I landed back in Canada. This was an utterly amazing trip, and I’m so excited to share it with you guys.* So, I landed…

Harry Potter and the Cursed Child #keepthesecrets review

  Ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh! Het hem. So, I just watched Harry Potter and the Cursed Child and let me just say HOLY CRAP THAT WAS ACTUALLY THE BEST THING EVER OMG! So, I liked it 😉 I’ll say as a reminder, that Harry Potter was the defining book series of my adolescence.  I’m a huge Potterhead. I…

The last summer

So, I finished school for the year June 23th, which somehow seems so far away. Since then, I’ve been relaxing with my family; just taking life slow, sleeping in, video games with my sister and bonfires at the shore. It’s been a lovely little restorative break, which is certainly what I needed after school..and as…

Pre clerkship bootcamp

So, again, quite late on posting this, but I mentioned I wanted to do a post on our pre clerkship week – that we so lovingly called – “pre-clerkship bootcamp.” In all honestly, the week really wasn’t bad; it was actually a really good educational week, and I’m really glad we had it. The week…