Day 145:Winter Break for MS Year 1

dept56Department 56 – North Pole Collection

I am currently on break! We just finished Neuro 1. This theme was pretty hard. Logistically, it was broken into a midterm and final (the final being cumulative). We learned about all the cranial nerves and how we process and initiate movement (and 10,000 other things). As I sit here on my kitchen island, I want to recap some of the moments of the theme. Some things that I wish I knew before I had started the theme: Continue reading

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Day 84: HCS – Hmong, Care and Society

Another Health, Care and Society. This time, we are assigned a book.
A Spirit Catches You and You Fall Down – Anna Fadiman
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I am going to save the summary of the story because there are a panoply of cliff notes available online regarding this book. The book was chosen so that students could challenge their views on the balance between practicing medicine and understanding culture. Continue reading

Day 46: Dissection Reflection

Today was my first day of dissection. I was provided the tools for learning this theme. Musculoskeletal.
I am pretty nervous about today – well I am sure everyone has some butterflies in there stomach the first day they begin dissection. I know that I was especially nervous because I always felt that I had atypical hemophobia. Continue reading

Day -4: Starting the Blog

It is about time to get this thing started.
This blog is a device for me to recollect some of the best and worst experiences of medical school. I know that some memories will be able to stay with me for the rest of my life, but I hope that this blog will allow those memories to retain their crispness. Continue reading