I had a roommate (who wasn't a medical student) who thought that living with two medical students would be like living in an episode of Grey's Anatomy. Wrong! (but close...no not really)

Learning Is Hard

For the first time, in a LONG time, I feel like I have what it takes to become a doctor. Ever have one of those moments when you are struggling with something and it’s like someone flips a switch? And suddenly everything comes to light? Well I do believe my switch just got flipped! This…

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What’s in a medical student’s tool kit? Part I

Often times you’ll hear people ask, “What’s in a doctor’s bag?” Well I’m not here today to answer that question. This is mainly because I’m not a doctor—yet. However, I did read an article last week that said the older a physician gets, the less he or she tends to rely on the “typical” tools of…

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Bet you can’t read just one

Last year, I had a chance to sit down with the medical librarian. She navigated me through the library’s countless sources that I didn’t even know existed!  LMU’s library webpage has a special section dedicated to the Dr. Lon and Elizabeth Parr Reed Health Sciences Library. There are countless resources available for the medical students to study (as well as…

Failure Can Be a Beautiful Thing

Welcome back faithful (and/or new) readers! I wouldn’t be welcoming you back if I didn’t go anywhere, but where did I go? I wasn’t on a safari in Africa, or hiking the Andes. I wasn’t even inoculating babies in Burma. Well, let’s just start from the beginning… In short, I went home. If you take…

OMT SWAG

You hear it all the time that time passes so fast. All of the upper classmen at LMU-DCOM told me that the first year will pass quicker than I think. Well guess what, they’re right! After we finish this week, there are only one and half weeks of class left!!! As I look back I…