Scanning electron micrograph of the mitochondria
(Source: umbc.edu, via fyeahmedlab)
Tomorrow I’m taking my cumulative exam covering two years of information. I’m utterly terrified but I think that’s how it’s suppose to be.
Not surprisingly, I’ll be having my traditional pre-exam fried chicken dinner with some of my favorite classmates tonight. Wish me luck!
md2be asked: I see your thrift shop, and I raise you Les Misérables, Live. UNC School of Medicine Class of 2015 at their Skit Night this year. Tumblr will not let me include link- but youtube "MS2: Les Misérables" (the one with the captions is much better)
Ahahaha md2be you make me a happy girl!! I’ll put the link here so everyone can enjoy ;)
Early example of computer graphics. In 1978 medical students at the University of California cut up a recently dead brain into slices and scanned each slice, creating this 3D image.
Early computer modeling from UCSD medical students — so great! From the book Creative Computer Graphics by Annabel Jankel (1984).
Anonymous asked: you are so good with this anonymity thing! hipaa got nothin on you!!!! (:
Aww thanks, anon! A little HIPAA and a little paranoia I suppose ;)
Anonymous asked: Are you from Seattle?
Can’t say; anonymity and all that. But thank you for the question!
Anonymous asked: I was on academic probation in college. I want to transfer to an university but I am afraid this will affect my ability. As well as when I graduate and want to get into medical school, will the medical admissions community reject me?
Sorry it’s taken awhile to respond; thank you for your patience :)
An out-right rejection won’t happen. On the med school apps, there are sections to explain any concerns or issues you feel need explaining (bad grades, academic probation, suspensions, criminal record). What matters is that you explain what happened honestly and clearly.
I can promise you that not all of us are saints; we’ve all got things in our past. I’m definitely no saint. But so long as your trajectory is upward (working hard, doing well) and always true to your passions and dedications, the right medical school will choose you.
Best of luck!
purplequeens replied to your post: I don’t know if you’ve answeared this before but, what was your undergrad?
This makes me think you did something REALLY weird for undergrad…
Not really really weird. I’ve mentioned it offhandedly and in vague terms in the past. It was like bioethics with science courses built in. Hard to explain :)
Anonymous asked: I don't know if you've answeared this before but, what was your undergrad?
For the sake of anonymity, I can’t say :) Thank you for the question, though!