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Biochemistry and Microbiology Blues

The last two days of studying have been very productive but awfully frustrating. Biochemistry and microbiology are two courses which we covered in medical school (four months of microbio, at that), but it's so...

Hanging Up The White Coat Till April – Studying for USMLE Step 1

It's time to prep for the United States Medical Licensing Exam (USMLE) Step I! Baylor Med students tend to take Step I in the spring-time of their third year. Because we start clinical rotations...

Shelf Exams – Fair Assessments of Clinical Knowledge?

After taking clinical shelf exams in Internal Medicine, Psychiatry, OB/GYN, and Surgery, I've arrived at a conclusion which may be shared by others who, like me, aren't gifted test takers - multiple choice exams...

Ophthalmology Exam

Ophthalmology. O-p-h-t-h-a-l-m-o-l-o-g-y. Yes, the word has two 'h's in it. Apparently, this fact is very high yield for testing purposes. 😀 Today will be an interesting day - urology lecture in the morning, a few...

The Biopsychosocial Model of Health and Illness

Tomorrow afternoon, the last 20% of my psychiatry rotation's grade will be determined based on my ability to watch a 30 minute videotaped patient encounter, prepare a presentation, and then orally deliver the case...

Last Day of Preclinicals

Yesterday was my last day of preclinicals. Hmmm, let me say that again. My LAST day of preclinicals. Ever. It sure has been an incredible eighteen months since I embarked on this journey! I'll...

Beginning of the End – Block 8c

It's finally here - my last block in the basic sciences at Baylor Med. This block will include "age related topics" and "genetics", neither of which I find particularly interesting but are of obvious...

End Of Basic Sciences Exam

After nearly eighteen months of didactic lectures, the basic science component to my medical education is fast approaching. On December 17, the MS2s will be taking our end of basic sciences exam (EBSE) which...

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