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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
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
Last weekend I completed the D.C. Rock n' Roll Marathon. As I recounted in the vlog and the brief blog post, my body was not at all prepared to endure 26.2 miles of running. In years past, setting aside time every week to train for a race was seamless. Running was just another part of… Continue reading Running vs. My (Future) Career
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 seven-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