Monday, September 11, 2006

Immunology Exam Imminent

We've learned a book's worth of immunology material in the past three weeks, and will thankfully have the opportunity today to unload that material on an exam, so that the next cycle of med school binge and purge can begin again. On this momentous occassion, I thought I would share an excellent motivator tool I found.

Update: Credit for this picture goes to Kat. You can visit her excellent blog about her life in medical school at

Tuesday, September 05, 2006

How to Disappear Completely

Sleep is nigh, so I will keep this short. Just wanted to apologize to anyone out there that actually reads this blog for my absence during these past few months. It turns out that three months of freedom during the summer after your first year of medical school makes even the most obsessive-compulsive med student completely forget anything remotely related to school. In fact, for the past twelve weeks I was quite content to disappear entirely from my whole school network (save my job working in a research lab there, which was great for some extra cash). Who would have thought that nine months of anatomy, physiology, and neuroscience classes could make one want to lay low like they had just robbed three banks in four days?

That being said, now that 2nd year is upon us, I hope to keep this page a little more updated. My classmates and I are actually going to have contact with real live patients (saying things like that always makes me feel a little's like they're zoo animals or something) and I hope that this will lead to more interesting posts than whatever test I have coming up and my innate ability to draw every detail in my school's library by memory. But, that is neither here nor there. If anyone reading this blog has burning questions about medical school, life as a married student, or even how a 6'5" guy can wear a short white coat and look even remotely professional, just leave me a comment with suggestions on blog topics and I would be more than happy to write an entry on whatever your little hearts desire. Until then, I retire to my restful slumber with my mind chock-full of useless immunology facts.

P.S- I always thought that the material in second year (pathology, microbiology, pharmacology) was inherently going to be more interesting than that taught in first year. Boy was I wrong.