Mile 22

Ever since I was young, I have had a passion for running. Early on in my running career, I realized I was not always the fastest, but I did learn that I had a well-established base of endurance that allowed me to run for miles and miles. During my senior year of college, I decided…

A Shocking Experience

As we stand around the bedside of our patient, the family anxiously tells us that he was found that morning with vomit and blood around him. The bells are going off in my mind that this man is in hypovolemic shock. The sounds of machines taking his vital signs continue to beep. I see his…

Sights and Sounds of Second Year

For many of us students, the key to coping with the load of medical school is by following a highly predictable schedule that gets repeated day in and day out. It took a few weeks for me to establish the routine as I adjusted to second year, but quickly, I found myself in the rhythm…

Keep Your Head Up

This week I found myself with my head down a lot. As I was walking to class, my head was down previewing notes for that day’s lectures. As I sat in class, my head was often down scanning my notes and seeing what I needed to write down, underline, or highlight. As I sat in…