Thursday, March 31, 2011

As it Goes

Four days in, feeling strong. 36+ hours of studying under my belt. Starbucks is making a small fortune off of me. I scrubbed down the apartment after reading about bugs for 4 hours...Even I succumb to the hypochondriasis associated with medical school. Sleeping well, studying hard, running well. Life is good! I  even submitted an application for a cool conference in June. Fingers crossed that I hear good news!

Monday, March 28, 2011

Season Opener: The cardiovascular system!

It is official, I'm dedicating the next 7 weeks to studying for Step 1. I'll be "incommunicado" for a while so I will try my best to post regularly -mostly about studying I'm sure! Today I'm reeducating myself on the heart, here is a snapshot of the lovely cardiac cycle. Easy as pie.

Sunday, March 27, 2011

Goodbye Boston

These last five days have been such a blast. Having the chance to catch up with such amazing friends in such an amazing city is such a blessing. I am inspired, happy, and rejuvenated! I spent this afternoon exploring the city with Alana, and here we are enjoying the Boston Harbor...On to DC for me!

Track posse reunion!

Friday, March 25, 2011

Friday, March 18, 2011

Preclinical curriculum: Mission Accomplished!

Here I am with all of my syllabi and text books from the first two years of medical school. It's difficult to describe how I feel right now-I'm speechless and bursting with excitement at the same time. I didn't know it was possible for me to learn as much as I've learned over the course of a year and a half. I'm proud of myself for my endurance and dogged perseverance to push myself to become the best physician I can be. Compared to premedical students, I know so much! Compared to my amazing mentors, I still know so little and have so much more to learn!

 While that massive pile of notes is now behind me, I know that even bigger challenges lie ahead of me. First I'll be focusing on the  Medical Licensing Board Exam... The biggest challenge I'll face in the next two years of medical school and the rest of my career is being part of a dynamic healthcare team taking care of real people with real problems. I'll do my best to accept the challenge with humility, grace, and all the energy I have. Thanks for all of your support so far!

Thursday, March 10, 2011


Officially done with preclinical lectures...

One week and 4 exams to go until I've finished my preclinical medical education.