“I think you should go for M.D. because it will be hard for you to be taken seriously if you become a D.O.” Something like that can be hard to hear when you’ve spent 4.5 years trying to get good grades, build up your resume, and take an entrance ... keep reading.
Medical school: Exciting and daunting all at the same time. Where do I start? So, I didn’t exactly know right off the bat that I would end up pursuing medicine. It was not until the end of high school that I “knew” – but I didn’t realize how tough ... keep reading.
I didn’t know about osteopathic medicine until I attended my first college organization fair. It never dawned on me that there was another branch of medicine that I would soon come to admire. Growing up, I have always viewed a physician as someone ... keep reading.
I am an osteopathic medical student. When I graduate medical school, my white coat will be embroidered with the letters D.O. Oh how exciting that day will be 🤗 I am starting this blog series in hopes of describing osteopathic medicine, in all of ... keep reading.
So this blog post is a bit of an odd approach, because cardiology and pulmonology/respiratory are so delicately intertwined that they are almost always studied together as cardiopulmonary (also how my block was structured). However, as I mentioned in ... keep reading.
Cardio... 😍 *cue romantic music* But really, it's been my favorite block in medical school thus far. Cardiology is intimately intertwined with pulmonology, but for the sake of consistency and targeted study tips, I will address them separately here ... keep reading.
According to a new study published in the Journal of the American Medical Association, 27% of medical students have depression or show depressive symptoms — ONE-THIRD of medical students — and 11% have suicidal tendencies. In addition, medical ... keep reading.
At the start of winter each year, I get a sore throat and a stuffy nose. And these usually drag a headache along with them. I am not a supporter of popping pills for every little ache and pain though, so I usually weather through it and let my body ... keep reading.
It’s often said that learning in med school is “like drinking from a fire hydrant.” Who coined this phrase? Because they were spot on. It’s the start of my second week of medical school (only my second week and I’m already agreeing with this ... keep reading.
I believe that nutrition should be a very large focus in medicine. Doctors’ first response to illness should be to use nutrition and lifestyle changes to heal, supporting the natural healing ability of our bodies. Only when truly necessary should ... keep reading.