The Saga Continues and Concludes, I hope.
Okay she sounds alright now please let this be an uneventful night.
Saving People, Diagnosing Diseases: The Md-A Business
I have call at 7AM to 7PM tomorrow
My friend just called me with symptoms that sound mysteriously like appendicitis or a renal calculi or ovarian torsion
Please sweet sweet powers that be let it be non-emergent because I want to sleep so bad
I have many strong opinions, but pretty much you can learn more with better stats from Ina May’s Guide to Childbirth or Pushed: the Painful Truth about Childbirth and Modern Maternity Care by jennifer block.
Ohhhh this is going on my winter break reading list!! :D
Anonymous asked: I'm currently a Sophomore bio major and I'm concerned on my chances of getting into med school if I did pretty badly on my freshman year at the university. Due to my lack of effort and preparation during high school, the harder science classes I began to take at the university screwed me over during my first year. Now on my second year, I'm retaking a couple of classes and I've improved my grades but I'm still a little concerned. Do I still have a chance of making it into med school?
Go you for retaking those classes!
There’s a lot of components to a med school application, not just the grades. But the fact that you are retaking courses and improving your GPA is very important; it will help show that you are not only tenacious and hardworking, but also that you take your studies seriously.
Since you are only in sophomore year, you’ve got two and half more years to give it all you got. You can do it! Sounds like your already on your way to excellence :)
Best of luck!
Anonymous asked: Hey. I've always wanted to go to law school and be an attorney, but now I have this huge interest in being a doctor. I used to want to be one when I was like 5, but when I got older I fell in love with law and now I'm in love with medicine. I'm just not sciencey smart (if that makes sense) and idk what to do. How can I improve so I don't get a very low mcat score like a 15 or something? Science has never been my best friend. :( Please help. Are there books I can learn from or classes I can take?
Trust me, science might not be your natural talent, but it is about logic, which I know is a big part of law :) Do your best in your courses first, they will set your foundation. When it comes to to your MCAT, if you still feel nervous, take a prep course or tutor to touch up areas you feel weak in. Most importantly, skill in the sciences is created as all skills are: through practice and effort. Even if you’re no natural genius in physics or chemistry, you can do it! Trust me, I certainly was no genius in organic chemistry or physics and it showed, I got Cs. But I didn’t get those Cs because I wasn’t smart; it was because I didn’t put in my maximum effort. So I believe in you! :)
mixedmediums asked: What do you think about the position that women are put in hospitals to deliver their children? I saw some documentaries and vids on squatting for childbirth and it seems idk more humane cause gravity's helping some? Any thoughts on this?
Ohhhh I feel you mixedmediums!
There are several positions for delivery, ultimately it depends on mom and the knowledge and experience of the midwives and physicians to help mom out.
By physics, I feel like we should be utilizing positions that let gravity to help us out. But that’s a good question, something I’ll have to ask the midwives and physicians about! :)
Midwives and docs or just those who are more knowledgeable than I, what do you all think?
loveme-lovemorocco asked: Hello :) i'm a first year med student and i LOVE your blog. it's really refreshing and funny :D keep it up !!
Awww shucks, thank you!
LOL! So glad you “struck first” on the moving out! :)
Hang in there! I hope you feel better. AND CONGRATS ON THE NEW SPACE. What a flipping turdmuffin your roomie is. Did you know you can mail poop to someone from the internet? All I need is his new address…. >:]
Man, your ex-roommate is such an ass. Where did you find that jerk?
i hope your roommate is not a future physician because i surely wouldn’t trust someone like that being responsible for anyone’s wellbeing!
Thank you to everyone! Well, the story of my roommate is that we were friends going back to the first day of college when he helped my roommate and the time move our television. He was actually a quiet but awesome guy. We watched football together during the fall.
But he’s one of those cautionary tales, when a med school isn’t right for a person and things don’t turn out so well. He didn’t go to med school for the right reasons; just wanted a job that ‘pays well’. And in four years he’s gone from a generally pleasant guy to being very cynical and unpleasant.
So while I’m full of fire and energy, a part of me is still very, very sad. Med school collateral. :(