Hello world! I’m a medical student at UMKC School of Medicine, where I am part of the 6 year BA/MD program. This means that I will be a doctor at the ripe old age of 24! How does this work, you may ask? Here’s an overview of the program, and my perspective of the pros and cons of a 6 year med program.
Not only am I a medical student, but I also love music (I have played the piano since I was 4 1/2!), reading, and coffee (a newly discovered love since the beginning of medical school).
My days are filled with studying, classes, more studying, transcribing notes… just kidding (kind of). Yes, a large portion of my day is comprised of my work as a med student, but I still take time to do other things that I enjoy. Some of these activities include:
- On Call Musicians: an awesome group at the med school made up of student musicians, whose talents range from vocal — piano — triangle — box drum — interpretative dance… basically anything
- reading both fiction and non-fiction: from Pride and Prejudice to Hunger Games and Harry Potter, and especially medical non-fiction such as “Better” by Atul Gawande
- and I mustn’t forget: watching Grey’s Anatomy (“It’s a beautiful night to save lives, let’s have some fun.” –Derek Shepherd)
This blog contains my reflections on medical school, advice on med school based on my experiences, thoughts on current events/topics in the medical field, and general happenings in my life. I hope that you enjoy reading about my journey through medical school, and if you have any questions, comments, or requests for posts on a certain topic please feel free to contact me!