How A Doctor Deals With Death

Two weeks ago, I went on an awesome vacation to Las Vegas. It was my first paid vacation of my medical career and by all accounts it went very well. I won $50 on the penny slots and got to see my old … [Read more...]

A Resident Physicians Reflection On The First Year As A Doctor

It’s 8am on a bright Saturday morning. With my yoga mat beneath me in the open, fresh air of the city park, I close my eyes and do my best to strike an impossible pose. Everyone else around me … [Read more...]

Why The ALS Ice Bucket Challenge Is Important

  Unless you’ve been living on Mars for the last month or so, you’ve probably heard of the Ice Bucket Challenge. Basically, a person is nominated by a friend to dump a bucket of ice … [Read more...]

NYC Girl Blog: The Brooklyn Experience

I’ll never forget the day I pulled my little white car onto my new street in Brooklyn, NY. I had made the harrowing but scenic drive from south Florida, and the repetition of I-95 had slowly become … [Read more...]

The Long Road: Overcoming Medical School challenges

By: Elizabeth McKinnon There are unfortunate scenarios in life that are designed to challenge us. We can go through physical challenges (Tae-Bo, I’m looking at you), emotional challenges, and even … [Read more...]

“An Old Wise Man Once Said..” Personal Story of Life and Death

 "First I was dying to finish high school and start college. And then, I was dying to finish college and start working. Then, I was dying to marry and have children. And then, I was dying for my … [Read more...]

Ode to the Surgery Rotation: Insight into Life in the OR

"I love waking up at 4am."... Said No Medical Student Ever    The Bucket, the Fire Drill, and the Mountain: An Ode to the Surgery Rotation By: Elizabeth L. McKinnon, … [Read more...]

Why is Everyone Laughing at the Medical Student?

Why is Everyone Laughing at the Med Student? By: Elizabeth McKinnon,  3rd Year Medical Student It’s no secret to anyone that I am an avid lover of yarn crafts. Since the tender age of 12, when my … [Read more...]

Medical Student’s Perspective: Respecting Your Patients and Compassionate Care

“The patient has been transferred to 5 North,” Dr. Martinez* said with a laugh during morning rounds. It was approximately 8 o’clock in the morning. I had been awake since 5, and even though my brain … [Read more...]