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 Ascent: Reflections from a Pre-Med Student

A LITTLE OVER a year from now I will sit for the Medical College Admission Test, better known by its haunting acronym, the MCAT. This┬áseven-hour test will be a large determinant of the course of the rest of my life, dictating where I attend medical school and the strength of the residency program I enter.… Continue reading The Ascent: Reflections from a Pre-Med Student