10 Signs You’ve Been Studying Too Much

10 Signs You’ve Been Studying Too Much

Taken from my most recent experience of studying for my first medical licensing exam, these things may indicate that you have been studying WAY TOO MUCH…and not enough all at the same time. 1. In a normal home, the parents say things like “Have fun at school!” and “I need to study.” Not in your house. […]

The Problem with Christian Universities

The Problem with Christian Universities

I knew how many rules I was subjecting myself to when I decided to attend ORU. Curfews, no drinking, and for a while, nothing less than slacks in class. I loved it. I was 18 and ready to conquer the world. Every chapel was a face-to-face meeting with God surrounded by hundreds of others pointed […]

Med Students Flooding the Food Bank!

Med Students Flooding the Food Bank!

As a part of First Year Orientation at OSU’s Med School, one afternoon is spent in what most people would call “community service”. Last year at this time, I was outside cutting brush…This year we decided to keep it all indoors! The group I got to “lead” was phenomenal. The thing about getting a group […]

10 Practical Tips for Your First Year of Medical School

Take EVERYONE’s advice with a grain of salt. – Your mom means well, your friends mean well, your mentors mean well, even I mean well. But even the people who have been there before you are—well—different people. They have different priorities, responsibilities, goals, and bents. So seek advice, but then craft a plan that is […]

Silent Killers

Silent Killers

There are many diseases that I would consider to be “silent killers”…mainly because we simply cannot detect them early enough to treat them effectively. That’s why it is very important to be aware of risks and symptoms–so that we can prevent and detect early as much as possible. Now, while ninjas and mimes may not […]

What Really Causes Heart Disease

What Really Causes Heart Disease

We had a professor this past year that went on rants…many, many rants….in a style similar to this… One such rant I remember being about how the problem with our eating habits as a country isn’t due to fat intake- but it is “a result of those sugar cereals replacing bacon and eggs for breakfast”. […]

It is Finished.

It is Finished.

It is finished. Year one of medical school is over…along with year one of motherhood. Talk about Bittersweet at its finest. First things first. Cheese sticks and Dr. Pepper from Sonic (because that’s how I roll). Now that I’m sitting on my couch—in a completely quiet house—you would think that I would be running around […]

Snapple

Snapple

Did you ever drink Snapple? What was your favorite flavor? Did you ever get sick of learning the same 3 facts over and over and over on your band trip where you were on a charter bus from Oklahoma to Florida? Or even better for choir to New York?? (Not that I have personal experience […]

Finals Start in 9 Hours…

Finals Start in 9 Hours…

And I had to perform my first rectal exam today. What an interesting start to finals week. (No worries, I’m not spending a lot of time blogging right now- though it would be a very nice distraction…) I don’t remember where this is from, so don’t give me credit for such awesomeness. Haha apparently I […]

Let’s start with Bill. (From the Archives)

Let’s start with Bill. (From the Archives)

Well, Finals start Tuesday. For those of you who are new to the blog, sorry that I’m about to drop off the face of the planet!!! I felt like this post would be appropriate considering the freak out that is happening in my mind right now….and now….and now….but this too shall pass. Enjoy!   First, […]