Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

This piece is the first in Premed Summer, a series of posts that address the most important aspects of a premedical student's career. The Reasons: Time Money Health 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… Continue reading Why You Shouldn’t Become a Physician

Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

Word Count: 1300    |   Time to Read: 8 minutes This is a part of Rethinking, an ongoing series of posts focused on changing perceptions and promoting more advantageous behavior. When I wrote Rethinking: Sleep after the first semester of my freshman year of college, I thought I had the esoteric world of slumber all… Continue reading Rethinking: Sleep Part II (Crunching the Numbers)

The Give and Take of Fitness

Word Count: 1430 |  Time to Read: 6 minutes A few years ago I stumbled on what is one of the coolest ways to think about exercise. Although adapted1 initially to describe how soccer players are the "ultimate well-rounded athletes," (a claim that merits some debate to be sure) the “Eight Pillars of Fitness,” as described by Ashleigh… Continue reading The Give and Take of Fitness

Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

Word Count: 1000 |  Time to Read: 5 minutes I take my New Year's Resolutions very seriously. In the past, these resolutions have spurred me to become a vegan, attempt to find my biological father (an interesting story I've save for another post), and spend a year 'living without'. In March of 2014, I temporarily deleted… Continue reading Why I’m Deleting My Facebook

Rethinking: Fitness Part I

Word Count: 1700 |  Time to Read: 8 minutes Images like these dominate most fitness-themed blogs on Tumblr and Pinterest: an inspiring message overlays an image of a woman with an extremely flat stomach. Their intention is well-meaning, of course. These pictures motivate people to exercise, to sweat and work hard. The reward for that work… Continue reading Rethinking: Fitness Part I