Why I Couldn’t Answer the Easiest Question in Existence

So I just had my pre-health interview. Allow me to set the scene: I walk into a board room and I’m seated in “the hot seat”. Sat before me are four members of the pre-health department there to interview me on my projected success or failure as I near my application to medical school. We … More Why I Couldn’t Answer the Easiest Question in Existence

What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts (JSTOR)

Late 19th-Century Russian writer Anton Chekhov might be best known for his plays like The Seagull and The Cherry Orchard, but he also had a pretty consuming day job… as a physician. He noted that his work as a doctor informed and enriched his work as a writer, and vice versa. So why has it taken medical schools so long … More What Doctors Can Learn From the Arts (JSTOR)

Personal Statement

I never planned to arrive at this moment: the moment I applied to medical school. It was a dream my mother often held quietly for me while simultaneously encouraging me to find my own path; a dream born from a wish she once had for herself, but was unable to fulfill. Her parents could only … More Personal Statement

MGH MICU – Synopsis

“MICU rounds are like a gas: they expand to fill their container, and when pressure is applied, they perform more Work.” -Walter O’Donnell, M.D. We began each day with morning rounds on the floor of the medical intensive care unit at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the twenty-or-so patients were divided among two ICU teams: red … More MGH MICU – Synopsis