Today was my last day of medical school classes. Four years, lots of friends, lots of memories, and a lot of fun. It was tiring, it was invigorating, it was exhausting, and overall it was pretty incredible. As approach actually getting my doctorate, the one thing I’ll take away is that I will always be … More Mini-Medicine: Altitude Sickness
Freezer meals are great. They’re just great. You can pull them out, pop them in the oven, and boom. Meal. The problem, as a vegetarian, is coming up with freezer meals that are not just soup. There’s only so many times I can have black bean chili, let’s be real. When we started this whole … More Freezer Meals: Lasagna Rolls Edition
It happened, I matched! I’m going to be an anesthesiologist — well, after a year of being a medicine intern. It was ridiculously scary opening the envelope even though it makes no sense: how slowly or quickly I open it isn’t going to change the outcome, the outcome was already decided. But still, I opened it … More Coffee Crumb Cake
Yesterday was Pi Day. I made a pie. And I matched at a residency program, though I don’t know which one, as did many fourth year medical students . It’s the culmination of our medical school work, deciding what field we want to pursue, putting together an application, going through interviews, setting a rank list, … More Lemon Meringue Pie, Matching, and Pi Day
Valentine’s Day Menu Lots of things are happening. My rank list is in. Tyler and I are going to Peru this week with a tenuous plan at best. Formation came out and I loved it. Hillary Clinton is running for president and is BOSS. Oh yeah, and I finished my last clinical rotation in medical … More Chocolate espresso dacqoise (gluten free), and science of egg whites!
And they’re in! Applications that is. Actually, they went in two days ago (9/15/15). Yep, I typed that whole date out. It’s a date I’m going to remember. Four years. Remember this post when I started medical school? I do. The details are fuzzy, I honestly don’t remember the white coat ceremony well other than … More And May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor…
Yesterday was my post-call day. What that means is that I was “on call” or in-hospital for 24 hours prior, and I got to go home after watching 4 babies delivered in a foggy haze with judgment similar to after having 2-3 drinks, and pass on out. I’m currently on my OB/GYN rotation with 24 … More NSVD: normal spontaneous vaginal delivery: that time when I almost passed out.
Time is of the essence right now. I pre-make all my lunches, pre-prepare my protein shakes at night so my breakfast is drinkable, set my to go cup under the coffee maker so I just have to press a button, and after much trial and error have all my clothes laid out in the most … More 4 ingredient Coconut Macaroons and Surgery
Over the course of the next year I doubt I will have much time to write. Not just to write notes for patients, or the occasional cooking post, but to really think about social constructs, political mishaps, cultural norms, etc. and put my thoughts to paper, or e-paper as it were, in a constructed, polished … More "But You’re Married" : My thoughts on sexism
So medical school applications opened this past week for Texas and AMCAS. I’m busy pecking away at the key board trying to find the right words (but under 5000 characters) as to why I want to be a doctor. I definitely thought 5000 characters (with spaces) was more than what it is…so now I’m anxiously … More TMDSAS, AMCAS, and Lemon Bars!