Time for my patients

I began my internal medicine rotation just a couple days before shift change for the interns and residents. Our team had a very sick young man who had been in the hospital for 30+ days with acute exacerbation of leukemia. He was mentally aware of everything that was going on and was bravely trying to…

Welcome to the Wards

After two year of medical school, we are finally done with the classroom portion and are now moving on to the clinical wards, where we get to take care of patients. Ask anyone in my class, and we are all thrilled to finally leave the stress of second year behind. After weeks of furious prep…

That Extra Half-hour

A lot has been said for how difficult medical school is. While the analogy of “drinking out of a fire hose” is probably more correctly stated as “drinking out of a water spigot that never turns off,” medical school still takes a lot of time and energy just to even get through the program. That…

From Homeschooling to Loma Linda

I’m now a second year med student, and I am excited to finally contribute to the blog I read so much during my college years. Whether it was reading for information about Loma Linda and its MD program, perusing for an interesting and funny story, or simply looking for inspiration that I would one day…