Snow from the Sky

“Wow! It’s snowing from the sky!” A novelty for those of us that only see snow spraying up from the ground at ski resorts. My husband and I (we got married over Christmas break) traveled to Kettering, Ohio for our inpatient internal medicine rotation. We had an amazing experience, learning lots and meeting many new…

Dating and Letters of Recommendation: An Allegorical Tale

One of the main components of the residency application package is the Letter of Recommendation. In orthopedics, programs require at least three, with one being from the Department Chair of your home program. Some require four. Other letters, besides the Chair’s letter, are accrued from other faculty and from the rotations at other programs. But…

My Secrets to 4th Year Success

Hello!  If you have been following along with my posts, you already know that I am a 4th year medical student here at Loma Linda University.  I recently matched to Loma Linda University Preliminary Internal Medicine and University of California San Diego Neurology Residency, and I am still super excited!  It feels great knowing that…

How To Have Fun

I’m going to admit something that makes me feel kind of lame: I think I’ve sort of forgotten how to have fun. The swing at the playground by my apartment. Don’t get me wrong, I’m completely enjoying my life, but these final months are kind of a weird time in our lives. We fourth years are…

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…