Patients Are NOT Like Airplanes

As promised in my post “Surgeons Are Not Pilots,” I will address the issue of whether patients can be compared to airplanes. Honestly, I cannot think of even one thing that patients have in common with airplanes. Unlike an...

3 Unusual Classes You Should Take Before Med School

One of the most frequent questions premeds ask is “what classes should I take before going to medical school?” The AAMC and AACOM require (at a minimum) a year of biology, English, and chemistry, but there are a few...

5 Next Gen Study Techniques

If there is one thing a medical student never has in short supply, it is study material. Textbooks, recorded lectures, review books, question banks – heck, with a decent wifi connection and two taps of a smartphone, the modern...

6 Unique Idiosyncrasies of Medical School

Medical school is an experience that is hard to explain. But that’s not going to stop me from trying. 1. You’re still in high school. Congratulations, you made it into medical school. Prepare to enjoy spending time with the best...

The 10 Best Med Student Accessories

New school, new city, new friends… now how about some new accessories? If you’re looking for some cute room decorations, personal accessories, birthday or graduation gifts, or really anything of the sort for yourself...

How a Violin Served as a “Surgical Instrument” in One Musician’s Operation

When you think about surgical instruments, scalpels, forceps, and bone cutters are usually a few that come to mind. However, when concert violinist Roger Frisch began to develop hand tremors, doctors at Mayo Clinic were forced...

Harry Potter and the Book of Equality

While we do live in one of the most tolerant eras in history, there is still plenty of prejudice in the world, whether it be outright or hidden. Living in New York City, a place home to almost every kind of creed and culture, I...

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