[reblog]All About Me!!!: Why do i want to become a... →
I came across this post by Tenzing, a high school senior, and it reminded me of my own inability to put into words my desires to go into medicine, of my own fears at the seemingly insurmountable wall of education and selection processes that faced me. It hasn’t been easy, but I’m incredibly glad I’ve come this far. Don’t give up. If you want it, you’ll get it. I...
Courses I wish I had taken before medical school
During my undergraduate years I actively passed on a few courses because I figured why put myself through the torment? They’re just going to teach it to me in medical school. Well, as it turns out, had I taken an extra course or two in college, this first year would have gone a looot smoother. Granted, I did just fine so far, but it was far from easy. 1) Biochemistry - backbone for...
Future of prescribing?
I’m sitting in a class right now, listening to a doctor go on and on about prescription drugs- their uses, mechanisms, and side effects. He’s tossing around names; each drug has two nonsensical names that we are to commit to memory along with all their baggage. We’ll skip the discussion on American’s being over prescribed for now, but I can’t help and wonder if this is necessary. With the...
sometimes i reminisce about my college years. to the days when studying four hours was a chore and often avoided. now, having entered into the next level, my days have grown exponentially longer. eating, showering, communicating, and studying are all scheduled and there are exactly 16 hours per day to accomplish those. frequently, studying and class consume at least 12 hours of that chunk....
things I did in med school today
A male genital/urinary exam - complete with digital rectal examination.
medical spring break trips
Its spring break time and while some of your friends may be heading down to Cancun to enjoy a spring break they wont remember, there are an incredible amount of medical opportunities for a service oriented spring break trip. Here are just a few: Vets With a Mission “Vets With A Mission has a variety of projects. We work to establish Clinics and Rehabilitation Centers and have...
is teaching a lost art in medicine?
somehow the higher you go in education, the worse the education gets. medical school professors are some of the worst teachers i’ve ever had. perhaps its that they’re hired on the amount of research fame they can bring to an institution. apparently, learning how to teach is not part of getting a phd. dont get me wrong, there are some amazing professors in medical eduction, but so...
Expecting a Surge in U.S. Medical Schools
The NYT follows a premed hopeful that gets into one of the newest additions to the sparse sprinkling of medical schools in the united states. Interesting article that brings up the issue of the extreme costs of medical school that might drive medical students away from rural and underserved populations. Interestingly, the article fails to mention D.O. schools other than as a backup. Worth a...
how to get into medical school
the answer is rather simple. you only need to accomplish two things: get good grades and a high mcat score. like i said- simple. so long as you’re able to provide those two credentials you’ll get into a medical school. after all, are medical schools ranked on how personable their doctors are? what about how caring and compassionate they are? nope. board scores and residency...