I now get about as many emails asking about my post bac pre-med program as I do about eating disorder recovery. I guess lots of people are looking into career changes, and I'm so thrilled to provide some advice and share my experience. However, most people tend to ask similar questions I thought it would be helpful and time-saving to compile all those question into one post. Before I get into the questions, here are a few posts I wrote back when I was going through the process: Video with . . .
Hey y'all! This weekend is a little nuts for me!! I have a big AAMC conference in downtown St. Louis and yoga teacher training out in the county. I'm kind of running around like a chicken with my head cut off, but I thought I'd quickly pop in and let y'all know what's going on. The conference is a Professional Development Conference for the American Association of Medical Colleges (AAMC.) I am my class' representative and so I'm getting to meet with all the other medical student . . .
Neurology was a very cool class. It's crazy how complicated and detailed the brain is. I love knowing how it all works now!! But it also was incredible challenging, so I am very glad it's over. It was the last big hurdle of the year -- we only have a short Behavioral Medicine class left before summer -- and finishing was such a relief. I ended up studying for the final for 9 days straight. I made a study schedule and stuck to it, and while I always would like more time, I felt fairly good . . .
Summer is SO CLOSE. This is my last summer break (how fun that I get to say that again - I thought I'd given up summer breaks long ago!) and I cannot wait for 9 weeks of no studying. Plans have finally come together for both work and play, and it is going to be AMAZING. I somehow workout my ideal situation -- part time research, time to work on my own stuff (aka blog), yoga teacher training, and some travel. Here's the plan: Moving. I'll move in early June into a house with two of my . . .
Last night was med prom! Most medical schools have a "prom", which is kind of silly, but also SO fun. At SLU it is primarily first years that go, although there were quite a few fourth years there for their last hurrah. We took it as an excuse to get all dolled up and go take pictures in Forest Park, which is the popular spot for high school kids to take pictures for their actual proms. It was packed with people, and I'm sure we looked just like another group of 18 year olds! (My . . .
Want to know something awful? I didn't really think I'd hang out with many people in my medical school class. I had this terrible attitude going into it that I would be so much (5 years, gasp!) older than everyone, we wouldn't get along, and I'd just be sort of a loner that studied and get my work done. (Look! Friends!) I had heard while interviewing that most medical students don't go to class (this is a lie FYI. I'm sure it varies school to school, but I'd say it's 50/50 at SLU during . . .
I feel like I have to start by saying this is NOT an April Fools joke! I actually woke up to a text message from a friend saying he was going to meet with his real estate agent to put an offer on a condo, and I got so excited! Literally got fooled THE MOMENT I woke up! I'm so bad at April Fools. Anyway, TGIF over here! We started Neurology this week and I have a lot to review this weekend. I knew Neurology would be an intense course, and it has proved true in just the first week. There is . . .
One initiative of the Wellness Learning Community that I've helped resurrected at SLU Med is a monthly newsletter. It shares upcoming wellness events, some healthy recipes, some research related to wellness and an interview with a classmate. This month's newsletter featured an interview with yours truly about yoga, since I'm apparently known as the class's resident yogi. My friend Roy sent me a list of questions (including some about whether or not I only do yoga for the spandex) and turned it . . .
Today over lunch our AMWA chapter (American Medical Women's Association) hosted a Q&A panel with five female physicians. It was an informal session so that we students in the audience could ask whatever was on our minds related to being a woman in medicine. The women were from varying backgrounds and specialties and ranged from their thirties into their sixties, so they provided many useful perspectives. I wish I had been a longer session because I had many more questions I could have asked, . . .
YOU GUYS I woke up to 6+ inches of snow. I wore a tank top 3 days ago. I have never been so happy to have spring break next week!! I'll be in Hilton Head where it will only be in the 60s, but at least it's not SNOW. Just two more tests to get through and then I'm free:) ******** I've gotten a few request to do an updated post on how I study and share some study tips. Here's the first one I wrote earlier this year. I want to reiterate that I think the important thing is to trust your . . .