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Starting Hospital Life- Expectations vs Reality

In the past 7 weeks, I have been blessed with this remarkable privilege to embark on the transition between pre-clinical and clinical years. At the end of this transitional semester, we are to have our first long case examination where we are being testing on history taking, physical examination, and knowledge of some therapeutics/management. 655 more words


Homemade Acne Spot Treatment

I’ve had these annoying zits on my face for the last two or three weeks… I tried almost every trick I knew of to get them to heal, but NOTHING worked until yesterday (actually two days ago, but I’ll explain). 372 more words


Final Year Disaster?

Looking back through the past months of my final undergraduate year, I ponder over the obscurity of my own existence. Well yeah, that’s what final year does to you. 458 more words


Turmeric: An All-Natural Cough Remedy

I woke up this morning thinking about last spring when I babysat my nephew for a few hours. While I loved spending time with him, I had completely forgotten that he is a germ magnet and I was face to face with him for about four hours. 180 more words


Obamacare and Patriarchal Medicine

So far, Obamacare has been a nightmare for the U.S. economy. Even when it was just being discussed by business people several years ago, because we all knew it was coming whether we liked it or not, and if you have a business, then you had to decide how to deal with the inevitable. 697 more words

Radical Feminism

The Birth of a New Blog

This past January I was accepted into a Canadian Doctor of Medicine Program. If you’re reading this, chances are you have experienced–or are familiar with–the grueling application process that is applying to medicine (and this one was no exception). 131 more words


The Culture of Medicine

So there’s been a lot of talk in the media recently about bullying and harassment in the medical profession. To be honest, I’ve got two thoughts on the discussion: “Well, duh!” and “Why are we bringing this up now?” 957 more words