Playing doctor

In a few months of medical school I have made more tiny graphite circles than I did in 12 combined years of standardized school testing. Most of our exams (we’ve had at least eight; I’m losing...

Top 5 questions people ask new medical students

1) "I’ve been noticing [bizarre growth or random symptom]. What do you think this is?" I have no idea. I’m not a doctor. I’ve only had a couple months of medical education, almost all related...

Ankyloglossia

Where I came from, “high yield” was something corn and soy farmers aimed for. I’d never heard the term applied to academics until August, when I heard some medical students discussing “high...

Ladies and Gentlemen, Start Your Engines

Our teachers have a favorite sports analogy about medical school: It’s not a sprint, it’s a marathon. I’ve heard this at least four times since we started school in mid-August, most recently ...