Hey everyone! I'm going to try to share a Day In The Life post for each of my rotations if I have time. Just like the first two years, I didn't know what to expect when I got to clerkships, so hopefully this is helpful some of you. I'm on the Psychiatry Consult and Liaison team right now. We get called in whenever another team (on the floors or in the emergency department) think a patient needs a psych evaluation. These can be for psychosis, depression, suicide risk assessments, overdose, . . .
Another Day In The Life coming your way! I thought it'd be good to do a post on how I balance classes with boards studying in these few weeks leading up to our designated study period. I never feel like I get enough done, and this day was a little more play than usual, but still a fairly decent look. So here's a look at a Monday in the life of a second year medical student! 7:42am: - Wake up to a text from a friend. I'm usually up around 7, but classes start an hour later today so I . . .
Another Day In The Life today! The last one I posted was an atypical day, so this one is a little more normal. This was actually two Thursdays ago during our first week back after Thanksgiving break. While most students have been cramming for finals, we've actually been in a pretty easy period! We were used to having a test every week in our previous modules, and just two tests in this five week GI class means we have gotten lots of room to breath. I've been able to have way too much fun . . .
I've got another Day In The Life for you! I got a request for more of these, so I have another one in the works too. I started doing Day In The Life posts so that pre-med students (or just anyone curious) could know what a typical day of med school was like. I had no idea what to expect before I started! What I've learned is that each day is different! We don't have to go to class (our classes are recorded) so I have a lot of freedom in my days. I love that, but it'll end soon when I start . . .
Happy Monday! Are any of you off for Columbus Day? I'm back to school to start our renal module, which should be full of chemistry and physiology. Hard to believe we're already in our third class of the year! Today I'm sharing another day in the life post for you. This was last Monday, which ended up being pretty jam packed. Before I started medical school I was curious what my days would be like, so I hope you all enjoy! 7:30am: Wake up. No alarm needed on the days I don't get up . . .
Hey, friends! I hope many of you are enjoying this Monday off, like I am. I was able to have a non-school focused weekend since I have to day to get work done and my life organized. I'm sharing another day-in-the-life post today; my first of second year. There are a few from last year on the Medicine page. Before I started medical school I had no clue what my days would look like, so hopefully this is helpful to people in that same boat. Each day is different, which is great but kind . . .
Today was GO GO GO! I slept in a little due to a late-ish night out with friends (pics on Insta!) and then started my day at a research meeting with my dean. He has become a really great mentor, so we always chat about everything, not just the research project. It's about to ramp up with data collection starting this fall, so that's good! But we also went over some plans for wellness activities at the start of the school year and even some curriculum ideas. After the meeting I swang by to . . .
Anatomy has been kicking my butt! As you can see by the lack of posting, it's just an incredibly dense and time consuming class. And though it doesn't seem possible, the second half of the course picked up the pace even more. I never knew the pelvis and perineum were so complicated. Gratefully my final is this Friday -- I can see the light. I did a day in the life post five weeks ago on a bit of an unusual day when I had the day off for electives to follow. This time I'm doing a more . . .
Anatomy is nuts. It's so cool. Dissecting is awesome. You're seeing all these amazing things in the body and are constantly surprised and in awe, but the studying is rough. SLU has squeezed our anatomy course into 7 weeks and there is so much to learn. We have tons of resources - websites, textbooks, Powerpoint lectures, flash cards, the cadaver lab -- all to try to help us memorize it all and make sense of things spatially. It's a strange feeling to be in a class where it's pretty much . . .
Before I started medical school (so basically three weeks ago) I had no idea what a typical day would be like. Would I go to class? How much class? Did I just study all day? What else is there to do? So, I thought I'd put together a day-in-the-life for a new first-year med student (M1 or MS1). This is a pretty typical Wednesday, though you'll see some of my classes were just recordings which isn't usually the case. Right now we are taking Cellular and Molecular Biology as our main course, but . . .