Winning Silver

So, I spent a little more than 2 weeks thinking about how to make this post.  Two weeks that, in many ways for many reasons, most good and some bad, felt much much longer.  I’ve talked here before about how I love OB/GYN, and that was the residency I was hoping to match to. I…

So, Lena Dunham got a hysterectomy: a medical opinion

So, after aimlessly browsing on the web this morning, I came across this article on The New York Times. Lena Dunham is an actress, director, show runner of Girls and a…polarizing public figure, to the day the least. I’ll start by saying I don’t have strong feelings about Dunham either way: I never watched Girls,…

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…

Do what you love

People come into medical school one of two ways; they’ve got some type of medicine they think they really want to practice and med school is either going to prove them right or wrong, or they come in having no idea and are there to figure it out. I’m in the former group.  Picture this;…

The best research project ever!

So, this week I’ve been doing my research project with the low risk obstetrics family practice here at MUN.  And it’s been pretty awesome 🙂 I’ve got to sit in on appointments with pre-natal patients, learn about their questions and concerns, and pregnancy, and listen to fetal heartbeats, which are fantastic! Especially watching the mother…

Careers in medicine quiz (or man, I hope I don’t end up hating babies!)

So, today in class, we had a financial planning lecture.  It was mostly common sense, but we also did something kind of interesting.  On the AAMC website, there is a section for med students called careers in medicine.  It’s there to help educate med students on specialities, residences and opportunities for clerkships.  One of the…