Osteopathic Medicine: from the eyes of Anne

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 who sees patients, identifies the illness, and prescribes medication. Learning about osteopathic…

Osteopathic Medicine: from the eyes of Nicolet

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 it’s beauty, from many different perspectives. Each post in this series will be written…

Surviving Pulmonology in Med School

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 my Cardiology blog post, I wanted to provide specific tips for studying each subject so that I…

Surviving Cardiology in Med School

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 on my blog. You can read my tips for pulm/respiratory in my pulmonology post. I’ve mentioned before how…

Surviving Neurology in Medical School

Being completely honest, I disliked neurology. Not so much the subject, but rather the process of learning it. Every block in medical school requires countless hours of studying, but depending on how much you enjoy the subject, those hours can feel more or less tedious. Neuro is extremely complex, and there is still so much about the brain…

MIND over Matter: Mental Health in Medical School

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 students are 5 times more likely to experience depression compared to the general population. But guess what? Only 16% of medical students…

Remedies for a Sore Throat

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 do what it’s made to…