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This past weekend a few of the other med students and myself headed to Yellowstone National Park! Despite the fact that it is pretty much freezing cold at night and there are bears here that would like nothing more than to turn me into a snack (I wouldn’t be good for too much more than that) we decided that we were going to go backpacking and camp overnight at the park. 
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This past weekend a few of the other med students and myself headed to Yellowstone National Park! Despite the fact that it is pretty much freezing cold at night and there are bears here that would like nothing more than to turn me into a snack (I wouldn’t be good for too much more than that) we decided that we were going to go backpacking and camp overnight at the park. 

Read more —> HERE

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

so I know you're only in Med school but I follow u and love u so I'll ask for your advice anyway The past couple of weeks I've been extremely tired all the time I get 8 hours of sleep and yet by the afternoon I'm completely exhausted like I ran a marathon I'm not as hungry as usual yet I force myself to eat healthy foods I've been getting light headed frequently and have been getting bruises easily should I go to my dr now or wait a week and try to eat better/take vitamins and see how it goes

First off thanks for reading, I love hearing from my subscribers! 

The rule of thumb is if you think you should see a doctor then you probably should. In your case I would defiantly consider seeing a doctor sooner rather than later. 

As a heads up to the other people who have sent me messages for medical advice: I don’t generally do personal medical advice on here because without actually SEEING a patient or being able to examine them, talk to them, and ask questions it’s hard to get an accurate diagnosis and lawyers eat that junk up. 

Best of luck! 

Just thought I should tell everyone I am still alive!!!! 
I’m sitting in a cafe now and finally have internet access. My elective is amazing! I’m learning so much and I get to do tons of patient interviews in ENGLISH, which is awesome. I’ve also been working on taking blood. (I currently have a 75% success rate- my mom still refused when I offered to take hers when I get back). 
We went over x-rays today and worked on suturing because the clinic was pretty much dead except 4 patients (which is kind of strange, but whatever, we had fun). So if anyone in the western US happens to cut themselves, try and find me because I’m all prepped and ready to go!!! 
MWAHAHA!!! I love doing this!!! 
Oh in other news dream hospital elective that I got last month but had to turn down has just accepted me for next month! So I’m going to be in the ER in October!!! 
=-)
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Just thought I should tell everyone I am still alive!!!! 
I’m sitting in a cafe now and finally have internet access. My elective is amazing! I’m learning so much and I get to do tons of patient interviews in ENGLISH, which is awesome. I’ve also been working on taking blood. (I currently have a 75% success rate- my mom still refused when I offered to take hers when I get back). 
We went over x-rays today and worked on suturing because the clinic was pretty much dead except 4 patients (which is kind of strange, but whatever, we had fun). So if anyone in the western US happens to cut themselves, try and find me because I’m all prepped and ready to go!!! 
MWAHAHA!!! I love doing this!!! 
Oh in other news dream hospital elective that I got last month but had to turn down has just accepted me for next month! So I’m going to be in the ER in October!!! 
=-)
Read More —> HERE 
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Just thought I should tell everyone I am still alive!!!! 

I’m sitting in a cafe now and finally have internet access. My elective is amazing! I’m learning so much and I get to do tons of patient interviews in ENGLISH, which is awesome. I’ve also been working on taking blood. (I currently have a 75% success rate- my mom still refused when I offered to take hers when I get back). 

We went over x-rays today and worked on suturing because the clinic was pretty much dead except 4 patients (which is kind of strange, but whatever, we had fun). So if anyone in the western US happens to cut themselves, try and find me because I’m all prepped and ready to go!!! 

MWAHAHA!!! I love doing this!!! 

Oh in other news dream hospital elective that I got last month but had to turn down has just accepted me for next month! So I’m going to be in the ER in October!!! 

=-)

Read More —> HERE 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

so i was wondering if u can give me any advice to how to study in med school thnx ^.^

Just sit down and do it. There’s not really any special formula. 

Some people like to highlight the hell out of things, some like to draw things out, others like flash cards, some people like taking notes while reading, and some people just like to read. Do whatever is best for you. 

How did you usually study in undergrad? Did it work? If it did don’t change it. If you’re new to the whole studying thing (as crazy as it sounds many med students never had to study in undergrad) then try playing around with a few different methods until you find something that works.

Personally, I’m a fan of the taking notes and drawing things out method. But, it takes FOREVER and sometimes I just don’t have the time. So each has it’s pro’s and cons. 

Hey all! 

I have VERY limited internet service where I am right now, so posts for the next month or so will probably be quite minimal. Sorry for the inconvenience and I look forward to updating you all and answering your messages when I can! 

DiaryMDstudent

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medical-gal:

medschoolmanic reblogged your post So this made OUR news and i live on th… and added:

I learned how to shoot small rifles as a kid. There is nothing wrong with teaching kids gun safety and how to properly

I was waiting for an argument like this :D yes gun safety is important but you…

Haha you know what’s great. My PUBLIC SCHOOL took my entire grade 6 class (we were all 11 and 12) to camp for a week where we were required to learn gun safety and how to shoot rifles. It was part of our grade and students who didn’t come were required to write a HUGE essay on gun safety and hunting and trapping (needless to say most kids came). 

Should kids be handling automatic weapons? HELL NO, but I think teaching them how to not be stupid around your standard hunting rifle in an area where almost EVERYONE owns one is probably a good idea. (Because the parents sure aren’t teaching them). 

My parents always made it a point to tell us how DANGEROUS they can be and how someone can get VERY hurt. There have always been guns in our home LOCKED UP. People need to learn how to use their better judgement when it comes to weapons, there is a happy medium where people can keep their guns but be responsible about it. The problem is I don’t think anyone knows what responsible means anymore. 

Anonymous

Anonymous asked:

Did you take an MCAT prep course, and if so, which one? Thanks!

I did not. 

Probably not my best idea. 

But, I did have a friend who did the Kaplan course and he liked it very much and scored VERY well (of course that could just come down to him being a super genius, but still…) 

Another suggestion do well the first time and don’t take it twice. That seems kind of obvious but as a person who had absolutely no help or insight into getting into medical school I made this very bad mistake. 

I took if the first time and thought that I could do better (my score was pretty good) but, I took it again and did TERRIBLE. And guess what they share both of your scores not just the one.

Best of luck! 

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