Day 165: Cardio and the slopes

We just finished our second week of our cardio theme. Cardio theme can be summed up in one word: Graphs. Graphs with pressure, volume, time, length, tension, velocity, sound… the list goes on and so do the permutations that arise from all the variables. Once you fit that magic key from your brain in the cardio-graph lock, the world is supposed to look so simple. Currently still searching for the key though. I will get it soon. Reflecting thus far on 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