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Reflections from my first year of medical school

Last Day As An MS1

Nearly eleven months after beginning orientation at Baylor Med, I'm proud to say that I've lived to see my last day of classes as a first year medical student (MS-1). This afternoon, we had a "professor/TA appreciation ceremony" where we…
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I Miss Anatomy

Frankly, the joy of discovery in gross anatomy is irreplaceable. Actually seeing peripheral nerves, holding visceral organs, looking inside of another human and thinking "oh, so this is what the lecturer was talking about" is the definition…
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OSCE Exam

As part of our training, every health science student has to complete the objective structured clinical examination (OSCE) to assess our clinical competency by performing physical exams, neurological exams, taking histories, and presenting…
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Treating A Loved One

I've discussed this topic with several classmates but am surprised that I've never written about it - as a physician, would you treat a loved one?
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Disulfiram

Sometimes, medical therapy is just funny. Disulfiram, one of the drugs we had to learn for pharmacology months ago, is a treatment for chronic alcoholism. We're familiar with antibiotics working with the body's immune system to destroy…
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Sleeping Habits

Most of us are guilty of an interesting paradox - we sleep with the air conditioning on yet like to wrap ourselves in blankets or hide under a comforter. Although it seems like a waste of electricity, why are we still inclined to sleep this…
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Human Memory

We've all heard stories of seniors showcasing incredible feats of detailed memory recall from their childhood after receiving electroshock therapy. How about savants like Kim Peek who effortlessly digest volumes of information with…
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Memory Disorder Patient

Today's last lecture was a patient presentation by a neurologist from Methodist Hospital. The patient had a memory disorder which the class tried to discern based primarily on his medical history. We soon discovered he had Alzheimer's…
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Admissions Committee

It just isn't possible to convey how excited I am to be on Baylor Med's admissions committee beginning next year. As many of you know, this school was the only medical school I wanted to attend since early grade school, and now I have the…
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