Apparently I'm loving a lot of things lately! I haven't been able to stop adding things to the list. So let's just get to it so you can get on with your Friday. Instagram Stories I've been using them a lot more regularly, especially to share what my days are like in the hospital and clinic. It's so easy to just snap a quick video to say hi and chat with you all. I hope you enjoy it! Rx Bars I don't know why I waited so long to try these. They are SO good! Not too sweet which I like, but . . .
I've struggled to start writing this post about To The Bone because the task seemed too big. How can I put into words how strange it is to even see a movie entirely about an eating disorder; how frustrating it was to watch and yet how grateful I am that more mental health conditions are getting recognition; and how removed I feel from my own eating disorder, yet how easily I can dig up those old emotions? It's just a lot. I know I won't do the best job or a remotely complete job, but talking . . .
Have you heard enough about the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale yet!? I am an expert online shopper. Or more online looker. It's my time wasting activity of choice :) And maybe you'll relate - there is nothing more frustrating then getting really excited about a sale, only to realize everything is still insanely expensive. Getting marked down to $400 is not helpful for me! So today I'm sharing some great stuff that's actually under $100 - a little more doable for my current budget. The . . .
I feel like I haven't just sat down and talk to you guys in a long time, so that's what we're doing today. We have our "Applied Clinical Skills" day, aka mental health day, today. We get one every 8 weeks, and after a quick lecture and small group in the morning we are free all day. It's amazing! Today's lecture was actually really good -- it compared acting to "acting" like a doctor and all of the necessary skills needed to perform well -- what's the plot, what are the roles, and how does . . .
Hey friends! I just finished up my two week emergency medicine elective, and remember on the last day to do a day in the life post! Most of my classmates will rotate through emergency medicine during their fourth year after all of the other required rotations, but I applied to do an elective this year partially because I was curious and partially to get it over with ;) I ended up loving it! So much has to do with the team you work with, and everyone was so amazing. The doctor I worked . . .
Last weekend I spent a whirlwind 30 hours in Florida celebrating my good friends Nicole and Valerio's wedding. Valerio is in my medical school class, and Nicole moved here from Florida to be with him so we've gotten to know her really well. They are both the sweetest, happiest people! And Valerio is from Italy, so we always get delicious food and wine:) The wedding was at the Fort Lauderdale Marriott Harbor Beach Resort, which was phenomenal. Great gym, stunning pool area, free beach . . .
Happy 4th everyone! I happily have the day off and I think we may try to get to a pool for most of the day, although I don't need any more sun after Florida this past weekend. Jake Owen is playing at Fair St. Louis tonight, so if we're in the mood we may brave the crowds. I hope you have some fun plans! There are some great sales today!! I'm sharing my current favs from each store, and had trouble limiting it to just this much!! Have to use all my willpower to not buy it all. Let me know . . .
Subtitle: One of the many reasons why MS3 year is hard The first two years of medical school are like the school we're used to growing up. You have class, you have tests on a specific subject, you get your grade and move on to something else. Then third year begins. Third year we are thrown into the hospital. It's what we came to medical school for and it's where the true bulk of the learning happens. But it also means rotating through different specialties every 8 weeks, and different . . .
I wrapped up my first clerkship last week - a combination of psych and neuro. I had four weeks of each, a combined OSCE in the 7th week, and then both shelf exams at the very end. I'm going to try to do a quick wrap up after each clerkship for anyone that may find it helpful! Psych: Psychiatry was an interesting first rotation to have, because we rarely even touched a patient! It is all about conversations and very minimal, if any, hands on contact. There aren't even soap dispensers . . .
It's been a hot minute since I've shared some of my favorites with you all. Here's what I'm loving lately... This Target Dress. One of my friends wore it a few weeks ago (Hi Kavisha!) and I told her I was going to go get it. I don't have anything like it, and I can't resist a green dress. Sardella. We ate there on Father's Day and it was phenomenal, as expected with a Gerard Craft restaurant. It's Italian with very modern and creative twists (burrata with salsa verde, white anchovy and . . .