Osteopathic medicine: from the eyes of Dorothy

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 the journey would be. As any…

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…

Classic Protein Waffles

{gluten-free, dairy-free, grain-free, protein-packed} Waffles are just pancakes with abs, so they’re better for you right? 😉 Well, these are! OK maybe not quite for that reason, but every ingredient in this recipe is good for you. I like to used a plant-based protein powder because (1) I don’t eat dairy, which means I don’t consume whey…

GIVEAWAY: Urbane Collection by Scrub Shopper

Heyyy all you medical professionals! I’m partnering with Scrub Shopper to send out some free scrubs! Contest entry rules: (1) Go to my Instagram giveaway post at @nicolet.life (2) Follow @nicolet.life and @scrubshopper on Instagram (3) Comment on the post, telling us what career path you’ve chosen, what you plan on pursuing, or simply why you…

Fudge Brownies

{gluten-free, dairy-free} Wowww ok these brownies are all sorts of delicious – fudgy, rich, and studded with bursts of melty chocolate chips. I brought them to a super bowl party and not one person said they could tell they were gluten/dairy-free. I see those kind of comments as huge compliments, because I love transforming otherwise dairy- and gluten-filled dishes and desserts…

Raw Date + Oat Bars

{gluten-free, dairy-free} My favorite snack bars are those with super simple ingredients. If I turn over the label of a protein bar or granola bar to find a list of ingredients as long as my blog post, I’m putting it back on the shelf. While I still buy snack bars at the grocery store, it’s always nice…

Chocolate Chip Pumpkin Muffins

{gluten-free, dairy-free} Why don’t people put chocolate and pumpkin together more often? This combination is a winner for sure. These gluten/dairy-free muffins are perfectly dense and oh so soft. Also wonderful with a glass of nut milk. Ingredients: 3 cups gluten-free oat flour (I like Bobs Red Mill) 1 egg 1 cup canned pumpkin (not pumpkin pie filling)…