25 7 / 2014

insomniac057 said: Tips into getting into med school ?

Three magic words:

Kidding aside, a lot of it depends on where you are trying to go, some schools are more competitive than others.

Here is some advice on pimping your resume for med school.

Good luck!

25 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: Is it bad to take summer courses for med schools? Does it look bad? Especially if the class is a science class like organic chemistry or biochemistry?

I know you are probably a sweet little muffin, so do not take this personally, ok? This is directed at…. everyone.

COME ON PEOPLE. CAN WE USE A LITTLE CRITICAL THINKING HERE.

Ok, sorry. I get this question a lot. I have a hug for you, sweet anon, you darling.

Soooooo why would a summer class, especially a summer science class, look bad? It’s cramming three months of material into a month or less, most of the time. It’s not easier. If anything, I feel like taking summer classes gives you a tiny little peep of the pace most med schools teach at. If you don’t have to take summer classes and want to put yourself through that instead of doing something cool with your summers- of which there are a finite amount in your life- go ahead, go get ‘em.

I would not, however, recommend going the AspDocs method of summer classes where you take OChem I, Physics I and Physics I lab in the same month. That is a recipe for sadness and generally considered a bad idea.

24 7 / 2014

Currently listening to PEM nurses discuss ‘Frozen’ plot and characters for those who haven’t seen it.

I’m really glad I watched it before coming here because I feel like some sort of peds insider.

24 7 / 2014

fullmetalbiochemist said: Hi! I'm new to this studyblog community and I was wondering if you knew any other study/medicine related blogs that you could recommend? :) I'm only following 15 blogs so my dash is pretty dead.

I always forget someone when I tag and then feel like a big huge jerkwad…  but I know studylikeadoctor has some really great study-related posts lately, and theartofstudying maybe? Any other study related blogs, please introduce yourself!!

As for medicine, buahahaha, here is wayfaringmd's GREAT BIG LIST OF MEDBLRS that I am constantly impressed by.

24 7 / 2014

fortheloveofscrubs said: Hey! Im really trying to get my blog up and running. Do you have any tips on followers i feel like Id be much more motivated if people read my work. Btw, love the blog

Hey!

Ok, so this is probably not going to be the answer you were seeking but it’s the truth. Blogging, like almost everything you do in life, needs to be for yourself and not about getting followers or making people happy because that’s a one way ticket to Unhappyville, population: you.

You should blog because you like writing, or because you need a place to share your experiences, or because you have lots of opinions and obviously everyone needs to know them. Don’t do it for attention or followers because then it’s just going to become this calculated rat race that isn’t any fun for you and everyone will be able to tell. If the only think motivating you to write- since this is just an unpaid thing you’re doing in your spare time for funsies and all- is how many people are looking, then you need to re-evaluate your motives.

Trust me, sometimes I get the follower itch. I want more! More! Followers are not Pokemon, y’all. I started this thing because I wanted to share my pre-med experiences so other people wouldn’t feel as alone as I did, and the wonderful medblr community keeps me going (I legit consider you guys my friends even though I don’t know most of your actual names).

Other than that… general blog tips…. I try to post something every day if I can. Use tags, tag the crap out of everything. I try to have as much original content as possible, but sometimes I just don’t have anything good other than another cat picture (too many cat pictures is scientifically unpossible, you can JSTOR that business if you don’t believe me). Reblogs are good, in my opinion: it helps other bloggers you like get exposure, helps get whatever they’re posting about out there, and some of my favorite posts are silly reblog conversations with my internet friends.

tl;dr- don’t worry about amassing a bunch of followers, just enjoy the process of blogging and it’ll happen.

23 7 / 2014

Anonymous said: I Thought this was an anonymous blog bc you were in the air force! You look cute!

Nah bro, I post sunglasses/scrunchy face pics because it doesn’t really look that much like me (pinky swears). I’m not nearly as bonkers about secrecy as say someone like cranquis or wayfaringmd.

Thanks for the compliment though!

23 7 / 2014

I love love love love disposable cameras. The film is usually really old and it’s cheap and crappy and you never know what’s going to come out.
My summer is coming to an end. I have one more peds EM shift tomorrow, and then I officially start my third year rotations on Monday with neuro. I’m nervous to have actual responsibilities (PEM folks don’t really care and just let me do whatever I want which is cool because I get to see a lot), but excited to start learning how to doctor.

I love love love love disposable cameras. The film is usually really old and it’s cheap and crappy and you never know what’s going to come out.

My summer is coming to an end. I have one more peds EM shift tomorrow, and then I officially start my third year rotations on Monday with neuro. I’m nervous to have actual responsibilities (PEM folks don’t really care and just let me do whatever I want which is cool because I get to see a lot), but excited to start learning how to doctor.

23 7 / 2014

pleasedotheneedful:

tiberius42:

Ready for #BatmanDay

ladykaymd
my friends came prepared

Heyyy are any of your guy friends single and nice and funny and stuff, pleasedotheneedful? Cuz they got the being cute part on lock, and I have some really awesome and beautiful single lady friends….

pleasedotheneedful:

tiberius42:

Ready for #BatmanDay

ladykaymd

my friends came prepared

Heyyy are any of your guy friends single and nice and funny and stuff, pleasedotheneedful? Cuz they got the being cute part on lock, and I have some really awesome and beautiful single lady friends….

23 7 / 2014

dxmedstudent:

The Student Room have an excellent table of the current (as of August 2013*).  As per usual always check with the universities you are interested in. Always. You only get to apply to 4 medical schools in a UCAS cycle.  Don’t be the person who wasted a precious place on their application because they didn’t bother to check whether that university accepts students with their choice of A levels.

For those of you in the UK!

23 7 / 2014

lookingformyownwings said: do you think someone can get into a good med school with a C on their transcript?

I did.

I had *gasp* a couple B’s too.

Heads up: so did pretty much every medblr. ROLL CALL GUYS, LET US SHARE OUR LITANY OF GPA MISDEEDS WITH THE PREMEDLINGS.

22 7 / 2014

futuredoctorweirdo:

captainmudphud:

No lies or exaggerations, but I found preclinical years to be miserable. It just constantly felt like an academic beat down. Any excitement and enthusiasm I had was stomped out of me with the endless parade of flaming hoops to jump through. So far third year has been so completely different. Don’t…

Word. This is hard, but I love it. Not a thought that I had much over the past two years! Really only on Wednesdays (my clinic day both years).

Third year rules.

22 7 / 2014

ladykaymd:

GUESS WHO’S THE AUTHOR OF THE NEWEST ARTICLE OVER AT INTRAINING?? 

THIS GIRL!!! :) :) 

I am just the most excited to be writing over at inTraining!! If you aren’t already subscribed to them here on tumblr (intrainingdoc) or subscribed to their newsletter from their website— GET ON THAT!!! 

It’s an amazing publication written by med students (like me!!) on everything from health policy issues to personal narratives. 

Go go go go! Do it now!! (And while you’re at it, read this awesome article I wrote!!) 

22 7 / 2014

md-admissions:

"We can’t save everyone…though we try."

My resident says this with a sigh to our six man team: him, two interns, my fellow 4th year, the third year, and I, slouched, curled, and slumped in various positions on plastic rolling chairs in the unusually quiet 7th floor workroom at 6PM. No one wants to go home. Everyone feels a responsibility that tethers them to the hospital, that does not disappear, even when your heavy white coat is hung in a closet or thrown on the floor.  

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22 7 / 2014

Sailor Moon would have been significantly shorter if the jewelry zombies had been a little faster and bitier.

22 7 / 2014

I’m really happy her nails are the first thing to happen when Sailor Moon transforms because that business takes time to dry!