Sharing my tips on how and why I balance medical school with working part time jobs, aka "side hustles" "I don't know how you do it all!" I get that a lot. And my initial gut reaction is, "Oh my goodness, I don't!" It's not very common to work during medical school anymore. (My mom worked her way through medical school though!) So, when people see that I also have a blog, Beautycounter business, and teach yoga, I suppose it seems a little crazy. But while I keep myself very busy, I . . .
Welcome to my list of of perfect gifts for students, with a special section just for medical students! Hey friends!! Sorry for the mixup with the premature post yesterday. I had scheduled it in hopes to get it up, but life and school got in the way. I just finally finished my schoolwork for today's lectures, so now I'll get going on it! Students are a fun group to gift because they are often short on cash, so little indulgences are a really big treat! There are gifts to go with studying, . . .
My week of Labor & Delivery night shifts is over! This was my first time working nights consistently. I'd only ever worked night shifts one-off in the emergency room. My schedule for the week was 7pm-7am and I was pretty nervous as to how my body would handle it. The First Night My first shift started at 7pm on a Sunday night. I had been at a wedding in Chicago that weekend and flew home with just enough time to change clothes, microwave some leftovers, and head to the hospital. . . .
Getting queasy in med school doesn't mean you'll be a bad doctor! It happens to a lot of people, and it's totally okay. Here I'm sharing my recent experience. It didn't happen during anatomy when we cut into cadavers every day. It didn't even bother me to watch brain surgery on a little boy, so I figured I was safe. I used to get really squeamish watching videos of surgery or even just watching doctor TV show. Since starting medschool I've told people it is totally different now. . . .
I've been trying to do live Instagram stories more often to chat with y'all, and the last one gave me some really good post ideas! I love "talking" with you guys, hearing more about what you're doing and why you follow me, and answering any questions you have. Someone asked me how I stay motivated, which is a pretty broad question, but one I'll attempt to answer here. I think the question was asked because medical school is known to be pretty demanding. Especially this year, my third . . .
Hey friends! I started my second block of Internal Medicine this week, and I'm at a different hospital just a few miles away from the med school. It's so different and way less busy, hence me having some time study AND blog tonight!! More on that in a sec, though. First I want to quickly recap my New York City trip this past weekend! New York City My boyfriend grew up near New York City, so I wanted to use my weekend off to go explore with him. We had a big flight debacle (which you may . . .
Hey strangers! Definitely didn't mean to take this much time off of blogging, but life has been nuts around here! Last week was brutal. I somehow got the perfect storm of super long hours at the hospital, a big assignment due last Friday, and a nasty cold. My trip to Seattle left me so tired, then add the sinus congestion and stress of school and I was just not feeling it. I was totally down about medicine as a career. Awful attitude! Luckily I had a day off on Sunday and slept a ton, and . . .
The next eight weeks are going to be really different than my summer of Family Medicine! Internal Medicine I will be on my internal medicine rotation, and will have four weeks on a general medicine team at the SLU hospital and then four weeks at another affiliated hospital. I'll work six days a week with one weekend day off. The hours should be around 7am-4pm most days, but till 9pm when I'm on evening call once or twice a week. It's hard to plan anything right now because I won't really know . . .
I finally remembered to do a Med School Day In The Life in my last week of Family Medicine! This post follows a Monday, which was one of my two full days in clinic. Everyone has different Family Medicine assignments, so the schedules can be drastically different. I lucked out with my schedule and ended up with two full days and two half days each week (plus Wednesday when we had a full day of class and small groups.) I still feel like I learned a ton and got great experience, so it made for . . .
I'm passionate about wellness and preventative medicine. It's why I like primary care. I've learned a lot about different dietary approaches from my eating disorder recovery, training at the Institute for Integrative Nutrition, and just through running this blog for the past 7 years. I love exercise and have tried almost everything out there, including distance running, Crossfit, spinning, pilates, and of course yoga. So I was really interested to see how doctors talked about diet and exercise . . .