This is the special time of year when future physicians are considering the right school to pursue their medical education. We, the USC School of Medicine Greenville Admissions team, are excited you are considering our school’s one-of-a-kind program.
Our team is dedicated to making the application and admissions process, which could seem daunting, as straightforward as possible. In fact, in today’s post, we hope to provide some useful information about USCSOMG’s entire process. Continue Reading →
For those of you who are avid readers of our blog, you may recall a previous post of mine last spring that discussed my future hip surgery, and how the process of injury and surgery might enhance my understanding as a physician. Lessons have definitely been learned from this experience, and I would like to share an update! Continue Reading →
As you may have realized by now, I really enjoy sharing pictures of my cat. He makes me laugh, which is something you desperately need on a daily basis in the second year of medical school. However, he also reminds me of the struggles of medical school quite often. I feel like his struggles often coincide with mine. Let’s compare M2 test week with car rides for Rocky. M2 test week is monumentally more stressful than M1. I do not know why, and some people would probably disagree with me. But I find them terrifying and anxiety provoking. A torture that seems unnecessary and unending. I find myself annoying my friends and family whining day in and day out about just how hard it is. Continue Reading →
Religion is a very complex and even frustrating discipline to study and explore. The current era presents humanity with the remarkable opportunity to actively engage in interreligious dialogue. The Western world has been historically based upon dualities and separations. The humanities, the sciences, and other areas of thought have been compartmentalized from one another. Western medicine has proven to be a field that has attempted to separate science from existential philosophy, religiosity, and faith in order to understand the physical world in a logical, cohesive manner. Can we really separate these areas of the human experience from one another? With modernity causing different ethnic and religious populations to live and work closely with one another, different religious traditions have become more integrated into the social framework. In order to treat the wholeness of the individual, should we not be cognizant that there is more to caring for others than our medical knowledge and prescriptions? Continue Reading →
I don’t want to be a doctor anymore.
Yes, I’ve thought that. Does that surprise you? It shouldn’t. Any pre-med/medical student/resident/attending has thought this at one point, myself included. Frankly, I don’t believe those who say they haven’t thought this at least at one point during their training; to say that, they must be willfully ignorant of the path and the profession they have chosen. Continue Reading →
Imagine being a fashion photographer and photographing some of the most beautiful people in the industry. Imagine jetting off to New York, Milan, or Paris at a moment’s notice and working alongside fashion icons and supermodels. This was the life of award winning fashion photographer Rick Guidotti. Then, everything changed when he saw an albino girl on the streets of New York. Continue Reading →
Do you know how amazing you are?
After reading this next paragraph, I would like for you, the reader, to take a few minutes to close your eyes. I want you to feel the weight of your body against the surface you may be sitting on. Take a moment and focus on your breathing. With each breath, feel the oxygen rich air entering into your chest cavity, flowing deep into your lungs. Breathe out the excess air. After a minute or two, open your eyes. Look around the room and bring your hands up in front of your face. Slowly wiggle your fingers and let your hands touch one another. Continue Reading →
Lacing up my cleats, I looked across the field and saw familiar faces, which was a first. Even though it was only our second game, it was the only time during the season that our M1 intermural soccer team, “Multiple Scorosis,” was matched up against “Nothing But Netters,”opponents we actually knew off the field. I had butterflies in my stomach and wasn’t exactly sure why. Maybe it was because this was the Monday of test week? Because of the giant M2 and M3 who looked like they could take me out with one swift kick? Or maybe the fact that my overplayed shin guards from high school felt like they had seen better days. Continue Reading →
Walmart’s tossed out the black and orange and brought in the red and green—must be November 1. And as I hang up my costume this year I’m reminded of the time when costumes meant that lady down the street from Grandma would put out a HUGE pot of candy that read, “Have at it.” After pillaging this pot of gold I’d go knocking on all the other neighbors’ doors and demand they choose one of two options, to which they always chose the latter (I can’t say I complained). Upon my return, my grandmother would look at the mound of tooth-destroyers I had amassed and tell me “Now, Jeremiah, everything in moderation.” And although I’m sure at the time she spoke of my post-Halloween candy, I can tell you from experience that her words are wisdom for more than just the diet. Looking back at what happened last year, I wish I had applied them in more areas of my life. Continue Reading →
I never thought that I would lead a healthier lifestyle once in medical school. I assumed that the long days and late nights of copious, tedious work would drive me towards unhealthiness. I envisioned my head in the books while eating some fast food with no thought of physical activity. Why would I want to spend time in the gym or running outside when there is so much schoolwork to do? Despite my love for sleep, I could increase my study time with the help of caffeine. I thought that free time would be obsolete until I finished my medical training one day in the future. I honestly believed that my body would have to endure the brutality of the medical school spectrum: insomnia, stress, fatigue, poor diet, isolation, hypertension, emotional distress, and the inability to ever breathe fresh air. Continue Reading →