Emergency Room Night Shift Gothic

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 →

Preparing for Long Exams

What does anyone learn about anyone else by making them take a test for more than 4 hours? It may be a secret of the universe why burning out our brains equals aptitude but most of us have had to suffer through at least one of these like the SAT, ACT, GRE, GMAT, MCAT, LSAT,... Continue Reading →

Out of Context Medical School Quotes

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 →

The Traveling Interview

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 Personal Statement: Getting Started

Ah the personal statement. What’s better than having to write out the hows and whys of your thought processes, ambitions and goals all while making yourself seem highly likeable and engaging all within a few paragraphs? If you answered “I’d rather put my hands in boiling water” or something with a similar, dramatic feel then... Continue Reading →

Get Mentored!

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 →

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