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...

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...

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...

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...

Clinical Ethics Rounds

This past Wednesday, I had the privilege of going to Ben Taub with several classmates as part of our mandatory "clinical ethics rounds." Though I can't discuss the patient and/or symptoms (HIPAA), it's fair...

Physical, Neurological, Psychological Evalulations

This block's last integrated problem solving (IPS) case study dealt with a seven year old boy who presents to a child psychiatrist with behavioral problems, trouble in school, antisocial tendencies, etc. Last week, my...

Middle of Block 5

Most of my friends outside of medical school have either already had Spring Break or are just beginning it. As for me, I have a month left of block 5 before embarking on a...

Space Medicine

Today was the second session of Space Medicine, the only elective I'm taking this block. Growing up, my father never pushed me towards any particular field of science except one - astronomy. In fact,...

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