Sorry to disappoint, but I don't have any secrets for figuring out a long distance relationship in med school. So much depends on the wants and needs of the individual people! It wouldn't make sense for what works for me day to day to would work for each of you. However, I have been in a few long distance relationships that haven't worked, and am currently in a blissfully happy one during my busiest year of med school, so I think I can add my few cents to the conversation. I asked my boyfriend . . .
Sharing my first day on a new pediatric team, a fun surprise from my mom, the necessary nap that kept me from the gym, and the BEST winter salad recipe!! ____________________________________ Hey friends! Just popping in to say hi and share a little about my day. It's freezing here - hope you are staying warm wherever you are! A New Team It was my first day on a new pediatric team. I joined the "green" team, which sees renal and GI patients. This is brand new, actually! Normally renal and GI . . .
I apologize for this taking so long, but I'm finally getting around to sharing my USMLE Step One Advice! For those of you unfamiliar, USMLE stands for United States Medical Licensing Exam. There are three steps involved, and the first (and arguably most important) one is usually taken after the second year of medical school. The score you receive on step one plays a huge role in your residency application. The most competitive specialties, like dermatology and orthopedic surgery, require . . .
Good Reads: Articles and posts I think you'll love! Happy Sunday! Do any of you get tomorrow off? I never used to while I was in high school or undergrad, but we do now! It's a nice little treat to have an extra day off, especially when I'm working 6 days a week. It meant my boyfriend could come visit and that I can take some time to really relax and also get lots of work done. I'm taking full advantage! Last night we watched football and went out to dinner with my older brother, his . . .
I'm finally getting another Day In The Life post up! This time I'm sharing what a day on an inpatient pediatrics team is like. I had no idea what to expect day to day before I started medical school. I hope this gives you a better idea of what life is like as a 3rd year, and shows you that I definitely don't have it all together! I'm still working on trying to "fit it all in." ;) Day In The Life: Inpatient Pediatrics 4:50am: First alarm. snooze! 5:00am: Second alarm. I'm up! Microwave a . . .
A much needed refocusing on Why I Blog, including a discussion on how I lost my blogging focus and how I'm getting it back right now! _________________________________________ I've spent a lot of time recently thinking about my career and what I want my life's work to be. My clerkships are wrapping up and I'll apply for residency later this year, so it's time to narrow things down and make a decision. I've been very introspective -- thinking about my goals, my purpose, what I want my . . .
Thank you all so much for your responses to my reader feedback survey. I didn't expect as much input as I received, and truly appreciate you helping me move this space forward in a positive and effective way. Feedback is not always easy. I have to get it all the time in medical school, and I can't think of a single person that gets excited about feedback sessions. However it's so necessary for growth and progress, so I thank you for being honest with me. I've spent a lot of time thinking on . . .
Sharing my experience on pediatrics so far. This post includes what I think of the people, the medicine the hours and some of the not-so-fun parts. This is not at all the first post I wanted to write this week. I made this whole editorial calendar of topic-specific posts and reader requests for the next few months, but I've been a tad bit busy with pediatrics! It will take time to get used to my new schedule (just in time for it to change, naturally.) Those types of topical posts take more time . . .
A recap of New Year's Eve 2017, the last few days of Hilton Head with my boyfriend, and starting Pediatrics this week! Hey, friends! Happy 2018!! Thank you so, so much for your feedback on the blog survey I recently posted. I am truly taking it all into consideration as I plan out the direction of the blog going forward. I plan to let you all know the general results soon. For now, just a quick check in since overwhelmingly people said they just like the life updates the best! The Last . . .
A 2017 Reader Feedback Survey to make Fitting It All In better for you next year I hate to admit that I haven't done this yearly, but I'm actually getting your feedback on the blog with a survey for 2017. As my time becomes more and more accounted for, I really want to make sure I'm using it to give you content that you enjoy. Sure, some of this blog is still just fun and an outlet for me, but I think I can blend that with sharing things that help and inspire you. This also will go along with a . . .