My Professor’s Birthday

Dr. Pepper.  You may be asking yourself, “Why would the first thing Ryan wants to bring to mind be arguably the greatest beverage of all time?” Well my dear reader, while it may be a seemingly silly thing to mention, Dr. Pepper has played an important role in my education as a medical student. While…

My Festivites!

Celebration!  Time and again, us med students are told to not let the constant studying consume us.  Have balance, live life, blah, blah, blah… Well let me tell you this, it is SO hard to adhere to that challenge when you constantly have pathology or pharmacology coming at you at break neck speeds.  Fortunately, I…

Unexpected Surprises

While most of you are probably thinking that the title of this blog is a bit redundant, this is exactly what these past two weeks have been filled with, UNEXPECTED surprises……. Most people know (or at least have SOME idea) when they are going to be surprised (pleasantly or not) by something, but these past…

You know you’re a second year med student when…

You’re out for a walk at 8:30pm and wish a passerby a cheery “good morning!” You diagnose a bush with a cavernous hemangioma. Bush with undue proliferation of vessels Your cookie reminds you of glucose-6-phosphate dehydrogenase deficiency. If this cookie was in your blood you’d be having some problems Palm trees may look myelinated. Is…

Finding Time….

So one of the things EVERYONE in medical school talks/complains about is how much TIME school commandeers.  There really aren’t enough hours in the day, and there probably never could be to feel fully on top of all of the material.  That being said one thing that I have held onto dearly while managing the…