Women of Color in Medicine

When bugs are trying to kill you…

As if I wasn’t already scared enough of bacteria and bugs, medical school has made it even worse! I am now constantly washing my hands every 10 minutes, or every time I touch something…whatever comes first (like a lunatic, lol). Since I am currently taking microbiology, I am learning about all of the little invisible …

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OMG: My second day of medical school

Somebody should have warned me..I mean, REALLY warned me. This is day 2 of medical school and already, its time for it to be over. These people are crazy! Do they really expect us to learn all of this information this quickly? Are we supposed to be superhuman? Maybe some where on my application they …

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The Preview Is Over

Ending the last week of this summer program is exciting, but scary. On one hand, I’m just excited to be in medical school and finally going to school for something I will actually use when I graduate. On the other hand, finishing this summer program means school will be starting, and I’ll be in actual, …

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Patient Simulation Lab

I think the use of mannequins to introduce medical students to various medical procedures is a good thing. Although we will also eventually work with standardized patients, being able to practice blood drawing techniques, intubation, and other procedures that we should eventually learn, is great….especially since at the beginning, we wont have the slightest clue …

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GROSS Anatomy

Gross anatomy has its name for a reason…because its truly gross. Sure, day 1 wasn’t so bad because the pelvic area was pre-dissected for us, so we just looked at and identified structures. But our professor thought we would learn more if we did the dissections, so that’s what we did today…and it was GROSS. …

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First Day of Summer Program

Hello! So…tomorrow is my first day of this 3 week summer med school pre-program. Most of the summer we will learn anatomy with some cell biology and biochemistry. Specifically tomorrow, we will cover the anatomy of the pelvis and the male and female urogenital systems. Just glancing over the notes and slides that have already …

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Welcome!!

So, I’m super excited to get ready to start medical school in the Midwest next month. I’m from the west coast, so I’m sure this transition will be interesting, to say the least. I hope that this blog will communicate my journey to becoming a doctor and its joys and challenges. Looking forward to the …

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