So, if you're like me, you've walked out of an test thinking to yourself, "Well, that went terribly..." Today we had our exam for our third organ system-based block. Biochem, gastrointestinal system, and nutrition--I'll spare you the gory details. (One friend's key take-away: "It's all one big tube!") Anyway, over the course of the day, … Continue reading Getting over post-exam nail-biting
Earlier in the week, a med school applicant asked me for suggestions for questions to ask her interviewer at the end of their conversation. A few of my favorites for med school (and job) interviews include: 1. "Since you started at this school, what has confirmed that you made the right choice in coming here?" … Continue reading Three of my favorite questions for the end of the med school interview
Hey, what's up? It's been a good minute since I last posted to this blog. However, in the spirit of the new year, I have committed to spend at least 10 minutes each day, Monday through Saturday, either writing or editing posts in the evening (between 8 PM and 10 PM). I have had the … Continue reading Update: January 2018
Earlier this week, I had an unexpected but rewarding conversation with our volunteer medical director during one of our evening clinics. I say “unexpected” because, to me, when Dr. Troise is at the clinic, she seems to take her work so seriously that sometimes she can be a little intimidating. Still, I was grateful to … Continue reading Happy National Doctors’ Day!