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Reflections from my first year of medical school

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…

My Advice To Incoming MS1s

A friend of mine in the JAMP program recently got accepted to UT Southwestern and will be matriculating there this fall. We had a great chat in which he admitted his anxiety and sought any advice I had to offer. I've been looking for an…

What To Do Before Beginning Medical School

It's an exciting time of year for many pre-med students. Interview season is over, acceptances are rolling in, and you've already started the countdown till orientation. Amidst this excitement, it's easy to make some pretty bad decisions…

Admissions Committee Interviews

As early as your second year at Baylor Med, it's possible to begin interviewing applicants to the medical program. How cool is that!? A lot of other schools reserve this privilege only for fourth year students. Guess it's just a testament…

Welch Allyn Oto/Ophthalmoscope

Earlier this afternoon, I purchased a Welch Allyn 3.5v MacroView Diagnostic Set (97201-MC) consisting of an otoscope and ophthalmoscope. Because of the steep price, I settled for something mid-tier which will hopefully last for years to…

Alabama Spring Break

I got back last night from an amazing Spring Break trip in Alabama, the bulk of which was spent on the beach at Gulf Shores walking along the shoreline, enjoying the full moon and stars, playing sports, building a sand castle, digging a…