Update: Life on internal medicine

My internal medicine rotation is off to a pretty good start! I'm 2 weeks in now. I'm working at our VA hospital taking care of patients with complicated past medical histories. All of the patients that our team has taken on since I've been here are older men--many with poor lifestyle choices that have led [...]

Trauma Surgery: Expectations vs. Reality

When I signed up for 2 weeks of Trauma surgery in my third year, I just knew it was going to be action packed. I wanted to get out of my comfort zone and be pushed to work under pressure. I even figured doing it at my institution would be the best place because we're [...]

How to incorporate STEP1 studying into the spring semester

For second year medical students, there's a looming dark cloud that is seemingly getting closer and closer with each passing month--STEP1. Everyone's been talking about it since you got in and everyone ahead of you, even physicians, tells you that it was the darkest period of their medical school career (which I agree). So now [...]