Day 5,862 in the life of a med school applicant

Rather than dwell on the interminable waiting game that is the medical school application process, I’ve decided to fill my time with other, less monotonous endeavors. I’ve taken up yoga, attempted to learn Spanish (or continued(?) to learn Spanish? — sorry, Mr. Hinkle), continued to volunteer, splurged on subscriptions to TIME, Rolling Stone, and National … More Day 5,862 in the life of a med school applicant

My Big Crazy Idea

What I hope to be my main focus in medicine is to strengthen the link between climate change and community health. To work towards energizing the medical field in identifying climate change as an immediate threat to global and community health, and to mobilize the medical community into action in a manner similar to that … More My Big Crazy Idea

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)