I love my job, I love my job, I love my job

Remember learning how to ride a bike? I don't, not really anyway. What about learning how to do long division? Physics? Pulmonary physiology? (I don't know that I ever really learned this...

[Don’t] Trust Me–I’m [Not] a Doctor [Yet]

Are you familiar with those obnoxious t-shirts we med students sometimes wear? Especially the one that says, “Trust me, I’m a doctor.” I’d like to take this moment to address this t-shirt,...

Some Beach vs Clonazepam

Rank lists were due yesterday. Match Day is in Three Weeks. Following is a collection of OHSU MS4 reflections, as understood from personal experiences and facebook postings: October - Shoot. I...

How come they let you kids in the operating room?

Rank List. The Match. Residency. (Oh, yeah: and graduation!) Enough about that. Rotation: General Surgery, Community Hospital outside Portland We’re going to do a superior mesenteric artery...

Changing the Grading Scale

You know how our GPA is based on Honors, Near Honors, Satisfactory, and some other options? Remember in college when it was a simple A-F scale? And in grade school it was Excellent, Great, or...

Instant Gratification

It’s fall of 2006, and I’m applying to med school. I’ve got my strengths, and my weaknesses. And although I submitted the second week in June, I took the August MCAT, so my application’s not...

Go With Your Gut

Have you ever had trouble making up your mind? I have. Leaving the personal life decisions out of it (should we make this relationship work or move on?), I’m thinking back on my education and...