….the Marathon Test

“On your mark.. Get set… Go!” Usually those are the thoughts that you have when you start a race. However, these were the thoughts that I had as I started to take my very first exam! The teacher did warn us that the test would be pretty long and that we would have “a good…

Power Out: Silver Lining Hunting

This is a story about expectations and circumstances beyond our control. The power went out on campus last week. I was in the pool. It was 6 am, so it was pretty dark. They wouldn’t let us stay in because the lifeguards wouldn’t have been able to see us if we drowned. Fair enough. This…

My Good Samaritans

Last week I spent some quality time at the Good Samaritan sculpture. More specifically, I was in my professional attire for PDX lab, but doubled over with my hands and knees pressed into the grass. I had spent the majority of the previous chapel hour in the ladies’ room wondering if I had come down…

Back to the Basics: Senior Anatomy Project

Does one ever truly forget the scent of phenol & stainless steel of the anatomy lab? It had been 3 years away from that distinctive aroma, but I got a good reminder 2 weeks ago  when my senior anatomy project kicked off. Apparently I am one of three seniors whom are the first batch to…

PSR – “Perfect Spiritual Rejuvenation”

Last weekend, the entire medical school was invited to put down the books, take a trip up a winding mountain road, and fellowship together at the Pine Springs Ranch Retreat.  Pine Springs Ranch is a little mountain oasis tucked away about an hour from our school.  We first years had heard about how fun this…