I've been able to sit in transplant review board (BCM), or selection (Cedars), several times at two academic institutions over the past year. This session occurs weekly in a conference room setting. For approximately one hour, various providers come together to discuss the ongoing management of live and mechanical transplant candidates and recipients. Generally, a … Continue reading “Selection,” or transplant review board
I wrote a post during my freshman year--now in hindsight, it was prematurely written--about being a student in a BA/MD program. After having recently graduated from Rice as a student in the program affiliated with BCM, I have some additional (a wiser?) perspective to share. You can also read some of my thoughts on accepted.com. … Continue reading My updated perspective on the BA/MD program experience
Throughout high school and early in college, I was enticed to pursue formal study of the medical humanities. I believed that this interdisciplinary field would afford me immense practical value by improving my ability to tackle complex and interrelated issues associated with the human dimension of medical practice. Although I still recognize that history, culture, … Continue reading A different perspective on the medical humanities
In a previous studying tips post, I mentioned finding a method of spaced repetition that works for you. Start to incorporate spaced repetition into your studying habits as early in your academic career as you can! It becomes a habit and can actually be really gratifying once you start to remember information more easily. I … Continue reading Anki: A smart studying tool
How do you react to failure? Most of us feel embarrassed and defeated. It knocks the wind out of us and makes us want to hide away from the world for a while. I've found that this reaction is going to occur regardless of your mindset. However, I've also found that my role models, those … Continue reading I’m not a college athlete, but I’m still getting coached.
I am so honored to have my perspective on mentorship in surgery featured through Women in Thoracic Surgery! Please check it out here: http://wtsnet.org/wts-medical-student-perspective/. You should also read about the experiences of two other medical students as they journey into the field (much further along than I!). I dedicate this writing to my mentors. Thank you … Continue reading The Importance of Mentorship in Surgery
Happy new year! One of my resolutions in 2017 is to increase the number of resources on my blog made available to my readers and to expand my blog's presence online! This post is my first attempt - here I go!!! Let's re-focus ourselves for a strong academic performance this semester. After learning tips from … Continue reading How I raised my test averages by 10%