The little things
Thursday night I went to bed defeated and exhausted by the demands of school and of life. However, I was surprised the next day when I awoke to find a letter taped to my bathroom mirror. It was written by my significant other. Within a few minutes, I felt my heart bloom and rise back up from the depths of my stomach. His words of love and encouragement and his reminder of God being with me in...
When someone prays for you
I think prayer is the greatest gift and compassion that a human can bestow upon another human. My boss reminded me of that today when she asked me when my MCAT was so she could pray for me.
Neuroscience: Scientists Identify First... →
beyondtheoath: neurosciencestuff: Human diseases caused by misfolded proteins known as prions are some of most rare yet terrifying on the planet—incurable with disturbing symptoms that include dementia, personality shifts, hallucinations and coordination problems. The most well-known of these is Creutzfeldt-Jakob disease, which… My grandmother died of CJD back in the 1970s. It makes me very...
The Only Thing That Truly Separates Doctors From... →
cyanide-poisoning: “I would suggest to my readers that the only thing that truly separates doctors from nurses is ultimate responsibility. The editor of Academic Medicine says in his introductory remarks introducing the question that his daughter was trying to decide between medicine and nursing. This is the decision she must make. Does she want to live with the ultimate responsibility for...
cyanide poisoning...: What My Father Has Taught Me... →
cyanide-poisoning: “let me teach you about the ottoman empire, how dynasties have fallen and risen again and again, how you never appreciate cities until they have been earth-struck windswept / with all their secrets blowing at hundreds of miles an hour, cutting your skin with all the sharpness of corners and…
The Not Quite Doctor: Am I wasting my 20s? →
aspiringdoctors: thenotquitedoctor: We’re there days during pre-med where you just wanted to give up? Sometimes I think “I have no life! I’m spending my entire 20s drowning in books” I love medicine and I really want to be a physician but sometimes when I am getting up at 5:30 to be at a class by 8am I feel overwhelmed I guess. Just wanted to know if others have felt this way as a pre-med as...
The best way to a man's heart is through the fifth...
aspiringdoctors: sunbeam-onacloudyday: Guess what I just texted the cute boy….
I have been stressing for quite a while now over my neuropharmacology class. I knew I had not done so well on the first exam. In fact, I hadn’t even read 6 of the chapters that were going to be on the test. I was so sad and mad at myself, wondering what I did wrong. I don’t remember slacking much at all actually since the beginning of this semester. The reality of it was that I had...
I don’t play sports. I don’t exactly have a ton of friends. I have books. You...– Brick Heck, The Middle
I am a nurse. For 30 years of my career, I was a labor and delivery nurse. I...– - Kathy Hurst Davis, Nurse, quoted in this Slate article. I’m sure this goes for all nurses, really- lots of gruntwork that gets overlooked while doctors take credit (not that doctors don’t deserve credit- of course they do- just not for the crucial work that nurses perform). But it does strike me...
Medicine is not for smart people. →
aspiringdoctors: cyanide-poisoning: “Medical school is not a place for smart people but for those who are insane enough to dream of it, pray for it, work hard for it, and live for it. It is for those who are crazy enough to want the sense of purpose that fuels their veins. And if it is insanity, then let it be, for even if it means more sleepless nights, more examinations to pass, more years...