The Night Before Step 1

Less than 12 hours away from the 8 hour beast. I feel like the armor-clad protagonist facing the final villain with only one “revive” potion left. As I look back at the past two years (all the 25 miles *nod to Allison’s post*), I seriously can’t believe I’m finally here. There’s no way I’m really…

My Hidden Curriculum

So here’s the problem with 3rd year: I suddenly have so many stories to tell, but not nearly enough time to tell them! That said, the type of “busyness” that 3rd year has been providing is so, SO much better than what I experienced in the preclinical years.  Check this out, one of my patients…

Burnt

Frankly, I’m not sure how to phrase this post. For a month or two now I’ve been wanting to write about feeling burnt out. Yet each time I’ve started an entry, it becomes a bit of a downer, and not representative of who I am as a person or as a medical student. Becoming a…

Thankful

The holiday season is by far my favorite time of year.  It’s the time for snuggling up in cozy sweaters and warm blankets, sipping peppermint mochas, spending time with friends and family, and celebrating all that we are thankful for. This year, the holiday season comes during a hectic and harried time.  According to our…

Life in the Cracks

Everyone always tells you life’s a journey. I can’t begin to recount the number of times I’ve heard it likened to a path, a road, a process. Running a race. My nose wrinkled up a little bit yesterday morning when I had a similar thought. I’d always thought myself more creative than the safe, vanilla…