A little more than 4 years ago I wrote a 50 things-thing before I started medical school based solely off the things I was told by other people which was a lot of fun considering I wasn’t actually doing it yet. Now having basically completed my own whirlwind adventure I can go back and see … Continue reading 50 Things I Learned Before Med School and then Compared to the Real Thing.
Gothic of the Medical Student You enter through the front as per usual. 20 pairs of eyes in the waiting room see into your soul. They demand retribution. There is nowhere to run. The ER doc tells you to see the patient in room 4. There is no room 4. There has never been a … Continue reading Emergency Room Night Shift Gothic
In my last personal statement post I went over getting started, but it was just that. A start. In this next installment, we’re going to get to the meat of the situation and how to build up your personal statement. By adding some body. It’s what we’re here for. Know how long your statement should … Continue reading Personal Statement: Building Your Essay
Oh medical students. How our reputations supersede us. Lately, I’ve seen a ton of people romanticizing being in medical school or some variation thereof. We’ve been forgotten as the very human, often ridiculous people who are just trying to survive in a high stakes, high pressure world. I’ve written out quotes I that I still … Continue reading Out of Context Medical School Quotes
Interview season is upon us. It’s a confusing time not for the actual event itself but the whole getting there effectively and efficiently. In most careers, you might go on 3 or 4 interviews at a time before getting an offer or finding a place you think will work well until you’re ready to move … Continue reading The Traveling Interview
I recently got the opportunity to meet with a bunch of premeds recently and besides remember the anxiety they radiate as a group (and I’m almost done with med school, poor things) but I also remembered that the one thing that would have made my journey infinitely less of a disaster and confusing was if … Continue reading Get Mentored!
Originally posted September 2017 As a fourth year medical students (yikes) I was able to become an interviewer for my medical school. So yes, that means maybe someone I’ve interviewed may one day see this. Though probably not. Anyways, it was very surreal to be on the other side of the process all these years … Continue reading 10 Things I Learned as an Interviewer for the Interviewee