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It’s 11:30 PM on a Friday night. I am running on five hours of sleep, and I still have seven hours left on this shift….

First Times

Med school is a series of firsts. The first time I sutured a skin laceration on a real, living, breathing human being, all by myself.

Reflecting on 2018

Starting my third year of medical school brought a mix of emotions: eagerness, nervousness and wonder. Now halfway through, my heart has been touched and…

Grateful

As I sit here and procrastinate learning more about neuroanatomy, I cannot help but think about how grateful I am to be a medical student…

Statistics

2.7%. It’s crazy to even think about that number. Almost 4,000 applicants. 300 some interviews. 105 spots. I sat there reflecting on this during our…

Married to Medicine

Medicine is a jealous spouse. It beckons you at all times of day and night, without end. It pervades every action, every conversation, every thought,…

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Failure in Medicine: The Greatest Teacher

Those that know me know I absolutely love Star Wars. From fantastic action scenes to the overall story of good versus evil, I think it…

Honesty and Hope in Life and Death

2018. For my fellow class of 2020-ers and me, the year of Step 1. The end of the academic years, the beginning of the clinical…

A Male Student on OB/GYN: A Period Piece

Third year rotations are generally daunting enough on their own. You’re essentially thrown in to a new job with new bosses and expectations on a…

The Well

The following poem by M3 Carrie Bailes was written in honor of our teacher and friend Dr. Stanley Von Hofe. Although Dr. Von Hofe is…