Block 1 Exam Preparation

I've ventured beyond the realm of sanity and experienced what studying excessive amounts of biological information can do to an individual. With the block 1 exam only two days away, I'm wrapping up my...

Block 1 Studying

One of the great things about commuting from home is having the same studying environment I've had for years. Though I tend to be a student who rarely puts forth a genuine effort to...

Typical Schedule of a First Year Medical Student (MS1)

I've had several readers inquire about what a normal first year medical student's schedule looks like. Though this varies from institution to institution, here's the breakdown of my first block (six weeks) at Baylor...

Thigh Dissection

After finishing the upper extremity, I was starting to feel pretty good! With all the muscles, bones, nerves, arteries, etc. that we've studied... how much more could really be left? As a rule of...

Hand Dissection

The next time you move your hand, keep in mind that there are more muscles and ligaments and tendons and vessels involved than... well... I know at the moment. 😉 It's amazing! For a...

My First Stethoscope

I ordered my stethoscope from Stethoscope.com on July 6th, and it finally got delivered this evening. I now have my first official "doctor tool." I'm just a bit discouraged that I won't be using...

Grand Rounds – Orthopedic Surgery

Grand Rounds are essentially conferences in which an individual presents a medical problem as well as relevant treatments to a group of doctors, residents, medical students, nurses, etc. Friday morning, I attended my first...

Forearm Extensors and Flexors

Today in gross anatomy, my group dissected out the extensor and flexor compartments of the forearm. We found muscles like the flexor carpi ulnaris, extensor carpi radialis brevis, and abductor pollicis longus. A part...

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