My MCAT Plan of Attack

There comes a time in every premed student's life when they are resigned to begin studying for the Medical College Admission Test (MCAT). With the arrival of my 23-pound seven book set of prep materials from Kaplan this past summer, I took another step in my journey towards medical school. For those familiar with the… Continue reading My MCAT Plan of Attack

Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

The Reasons: TimeMoneyHealth Last week I watched my first open procedure. This is med-talk for when tissues and other bodily structures are exposed to air during a surgery. During the three-hour procedure, a cosmetic surgeon placed a skull cap into a patient who had sustained several head injuries following an auto collision. My eyes widened upon seeing… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

The Case Against Tuition-Free Higher Education

Millennials, blue collar workers, and grassroots organizers across the United States have galvanized around Bernie Sanders' message of taking big money out of politics, redoubling efforts to end income inequality, and making health care a right for every citizen. Indeed, many Americans agree with Bernie's positions, which resonate deeply with the ideal that our society should be both… Continue reading The Case Against Tuition-Free Higher Education

Perspectives from Death’s Doorstep

I'm nearing the end of another semester of college. I've weathered capricious professors, bad break-ups, and numerous existential crises in the past two years. But finally, I cracked. Last week I came down with a nasty cold. My symptoms resembled bronchitis and mononucleosis, though the jury at the Health Center remained out. In the face of… Continue reading Perspectives from Death’s Doorstep