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 . . .
You guyyyyssss it's 2pm on Friday afternoon and I'm sitting on my front porch in a tank top looking at blue skies, listening to spotify, drinking a LaCroix and just loving life. We had a test this morning, and afterward Alli and I decided to our morning class and take a mental health break. We got Starbucks and took her puppy to the park for a walk in beautiful 70 degree weather. It was such a wonderful idea, as we're both getting a little restless from a crazy busy February, lots of . . .
A few weeks ago my yoga teacher Katrina shared something that has really stuck with me. A speaker at an event told her that everyone either has to choose a path or choose a destination. If you choose a path, you trust that whatever situations or events along the way are the right ones. You trust the process. You see where it takes you and know that it will work out. If you choose a destination, you do whatever it takes to get you to that place. You might change paths and make . . .
Our Pathology course started this week. I was very much looking forward to it as it is highly reviewed by older students. I'm less than a week in, but here are my thoughts so far: 1.Oh, hello histology. Didn't realize I was supposed to remember you. How people can see a picture of a bunch of cells and immediately determine what organ it is and what's wrong with it is beyond me. Hopefully I'll get there one day! By my test tomorrow would be ideal. 2. Pathology is pretty awesome. Not . . .
Being a medical student has meant tons of different volunteer opportunities coming my way. Truly, I could do something every single day of the week if I wanted! Since school has started back up there have been quite of few that really sparked my interest, and Tuesday was just a volunteering extravaganza. I actually didn't even go to class (oops!) -- just studied at home and volunteered most of the day. First I got to help out a 4th year student with her female reproductive talk at a . . .
This first week back at school has been so fun! Breaks are almost sad because everyone is gone -- I love my friends and classmates and have so much fun with them, even if means being in classes and studying a lot too:) I'm glad everyone is back! Wednesday night I tried a new restaurant - Lulu's Local Eatery. It's all vegan which brings me back to my vegetarian days when I would have been all over this place. Even though I eat everything now, I still love trying creative foods and think vegan . . .