Category Archives: Path to Medical School

GREAT morning at school today!

GREAT morning at school today! I had fun with dead bodies! I got to touch a perfect heart! I got to hold a calvaria (skull cap)! I got to trace the aorta through the diaphragm with my fingers! Did you … Continue reading

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My White Coat Ceremony Is Tomorrow

I am both looking forward to and do not want tomorrow. I imagine this is how people who get married after loosing a parent feel.

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It’s me.

Showing up: SOMA students volunteer at COVID-19 vaccination clinics

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My Fantasies for Post Medical Residency

My fantasies for post medical residency: – Volunteer to perform ultrasounds at pregnancy centers like Lennon Center – Provide free medical evaluations and in office care to those living in a children’s shelter like Covenant House – Go on at … Continue reading

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Scholarships Take Your TIME

Starting 5th day of applying for the same 6 scholarships. Now I know why I wasn’t able to apply for any while in school.

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Why isn’t chicken pox called 7th disease?

Hey @MSUCOM peeps who have done derm: Why isn’t chicken pox called 7th disease? -> I didn’t get an answer. Will have to ask the professor when I take dermatology.

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Today In Lab

The problem with anatomy books and diagrams is that they [the various vessels of the body] are colored coded. Donors don’t come color coded! Well, except for the gallbladder and bile ducts. Yeah, those are nicely a green color.

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Abdomen Dissection

I’m also SUPER EXCITED! Being the last student approved for the elective, after an enrollment mess up, I got what I consider the best prosection assignment: the abdomen! I’m literally over here jumping up and down going “I get organs! … Continue reading

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First Day of Dissection

I am SO NERVOUS. My dreams last indicated so. But I didn’t feel it until just now while looking up / confirming I know things like pubic tubercle, mid-axillary lines, aponeurosis, inguinal canal vs femoral canal…. I’m worried I’m gonna … Continue reading

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How I know I’m a Med Student #2

While eating slices of cucumber, I attempted to poke out the middle with my finger, and I saw open like the tricuspid valve of the heart!

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