With all the talk of a COVID-19 vaccine, questions of returning back to normal start to come to my mind. Things like: Going to a packed movie theater. A professional baseball game. Even just standing in an awkwardly crowded elevator. At first all these things sound great. These are experiences we have missed out on… Read More Back to Normal?
Lately, I have been on my surgery rotation for medical school. This is a unique rotation because I am given the opportunity to observe many different procedures. Sometimes I can even “scrub in”, which is medical jargon for assisting the surgeon. At the start of my day, I go to the locker room and don… Read More When is their surgery?
I walked into the patient room, he looked at me, and immediately screamed with all his might. This was horror film type of shriek. It may have been that I look like a monster being sleep deprived and without any coffee, or the fact that I was wearing a white coat. This patient was a… Read More God Gave Me a Shot
I want to start off by saying I have read the Reproductive Health Act. Here is a list of refutations people have said to me in the last few days/ have seen online. This is my stance, and here is what I hold true. 1. It is only allowed after 24 weeks if the woman’s… Read More Mom, am I a danger to you?
Yesterday, after going for a walk, I see a giant box outside my door. What did I order? As I get closer I realize that it is a new chair. This is my last semester of medical school basic sciences. Basically, this means in May I have a test called the USMLE that plays a… Read More Do you have a screw loose?
When I was young, my brothers, sister, and I would use our snow days to build snow tunnels. My dad would get all the snow piled up along the sides of the driveway and we would start digging at one end. We would take turns getting deeper and deeper into the tunnel. We would use… Read More Surrounded by Darkness
During college I shadowed a physician. This physician was a little unique because he did house calls. I really enjoyed this because it allowed me to step foot into the patient’s entire life. I saw houses that looked perfect on the outside but when stepping inside I realized just exactly why the patient must have… Read More Flying Needles and Choosing Medicine
Have you ever felt your life change in but an instant? Most of you may know what I am talking about. Maybe, the moment a loved one passed away? Or, the moment you fell in love with your future spouse? Possibly, when you won an award for something? Those moments are great and all, but… Read More The Stranger Who Changed My Life
It was late. I was really tired. Maybe it was 1 am or 2 or 3. I can’t remember. What I do remember is that I was stressed out. I could feel my heart rate thumping like fast paced EDM. I had to get out of the library. Maybe a change in scenery would… Read More Tear Up My Textbook