If you recall, I completed my 2 month Internal Medicine (IM) over the summer. I shared about my experiences and what a day in IM looked like (Read: A day in the Life of IM). Since that rotation ended and I got my exam scores back, I decided I’d share what I did to perform well on the IM shelf. If you’re unfamiliar, a “shelf exam” is a test that medical students have to take after completing a clinical rotation. IM was my first rotation and it was a hard transition because I didn’t know where to start in regards to studying. The first two… View Post

  So at least weekly, I get emails from readers asking me about medical school and medical admissions. Recently, I’ve been noticing that I’ve been getting a lot of the same questions. While I don’t mind answering and mentoring, I wanted to remind you that the MEDICINE tab above is where I organize all my medical school related content including my medical school experiences as well as advice for pre-med students. As always you are always welcome to send me your questions or requests for me to review your application materials but please check the medicine tab above to ensure I didn’t already answer your… View Post

LIFE LATELY: Between filling out grad school applications (I’m doing a dual degree with my MD) and being on the in-patient neuro consult service, life has been pretty hectic. I was pretty bummed because this past weekend was supposed to be my birthday celebration, but because I planned my schedule wrong, I ended up having to work both days weekend days. Today is my actual birthday so I will be grabbing dinner later on but I’m still unsure as to what I want to do with my friends over the weekend. Given how busy my schedule has been I may even celebrate in 2 weeks. Overall… View Post

  So I’m three months into my clinical rotations for medical school. A common question for rising 3rd year medical students (or any healthcare professional student entering their clinical) is WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR? Depending on the rotation you are on your feet A LOT. For Internal Medicine, I was always on the go and rarely got a chance to sit down and have a breather. Being on my feet really affected my lower back and caused a lot of pain so it was important that I found comfortable shoes that gave me good foot and back support. Today I’m sharing what I consider to… View Post

Last Friday, I finished my 4 week Psychiatry rotation. I can’t believe I’ve already completed 3 months worth of rotations already (2 months of Internal Medicine + 1 month of Psychiatry). During my last rotation, I did a “Day in the Life” post that was well received. I decided to keep the momentum going by continuing with the series and sharing a day in the life of Psychiatry from a 3rd year medical student’s perspective. Keep in mind, the psych hospital I rotated at had pretty strict cell phone policies and so I don’t really have as many pictures as my Day in the Life… View Post