Update: some of classmates have started rotations early.

Yesterday two of my friends worked 12 hrs and then they were both on call. (One had to stay in the on call room, the other got to go home.)

My fear is that I will be gone for 12+ hr days and my poor puppy will be alone. I’ve only had him a few months but he is already like a child to me.
I’m debating on getting a roommate for my small house. I have wanted to live alone for a while, but now that I have my own place it seems like it’s too good to be true.
My old roommate just happens to be moving to the area soon.

Rotations start the end of aug/beginning of sept.

Docs/student docs that have any advice for this freshly-turned third year student are encouraged to jump in. :)
Am I going to be basically living in the hospital? Do I need a roommate? Gahhhhh decisions, decisions.

Thanks in advance for the input guys!



Post-it Notes Left on the Train

Writer and illustrator October Jones, the creative genius behind Text From Dog and these funny train commute doodles, is at it again with these hilarious motivational post-it notes that he leaves on the train and in other random places.The upbeat doodles, which star Jones’ adorable character Peppy the Inspirational Cat, convey positive and funny messages meant to motivate daily commuters. Whether you’re feeling the Monday blues or in need of some encouragement, Jones’ delightful post-it notes are sure to brighten your day and remind you just how awesome you are.

Via My Modern Metropolis 

This reminds me of mark.


Therapy has changed my life forever! We ALL experience difficulties in one way or another. Accepting support demonstrates strength in so many ways. Improving mental health is for everybody!


Therapy has changed my life forever! We ALL experience difficulties in one way or another. Accepting support demonstrates strength in so many ways. Improving mental health is for everybody!

(via tumblrgym)



(Source: tatianamaslnay, via shleyh)


this is how I would doctor

(Source: sandandglass, via kanyewesticle)


I would be that person.

(Source: jasonnywithnochance)

Thank you all for the prayers.

Yesterday was perfect! I’m already sore and we have a whole heck of a lot more packing to do today!!!

Prayers appreciated!

Anonymous said: Hi ! I was just wondering whether someone has ever mistaken you for a nurse? I am a medical student as well and when I tell someone I am in medical school they immediately assume I am studying to be a nurse. Don't get me wrong, there's nothing wrong with nurses but I feel there still is a gender stereotype going on. Or it could just be how I am perceived by other people not looking like a typical med student (whatever that looks like?)




Oh yup! And I definitely think this is definitely a gender thing. 

I’ve actually had this exact conversation with male classmates in my class. All of the girls in my class have been asked if they were the nurse, even after telling the patient they were in school to be a doctor. BUT none of the male students in my class have ever had this experience. 

There still remains a gender stereotype in medicine. It’s the reason that nurses scrubs come in mens and women’s, but doctor scrubs come in “unisex” (aka men’s sizes). 

And people are still stumped by the joke “A father rushes his son to the ED after he’s been injured. They rush the boy into surgery and the surgeon says “I can’t operate on this boy, he’s my son!” How can this be?” People are still baffled by it because it never occurs to them that the doctor is the mother. 

So, ladies of the world, go take over medicine so people don’t assume that only men can be doctors. :) 

This happens to me all the time. Tho the worst is when I say I’m going to med school and they ask how much longer till I’m a MA.

Yep. Happens to me all the time. “Oh you’re in medical school? What type of nurse do you want to be?”




#YesAllWomen tweets reveal persistent sexism in science By Fiona MacDonald via ScienceAlert. | Image Credit: First three images via ScienceAlert via Twitter, fourth image via Twitter.

Reading through the tweets on the #yesallwomen hashtag is heartbreaking, illuminating and frustrating all at the same time. 

And if you’re a woman, you’ll be nodding along to nine out of 10 of them.

The hashtag started after it was revealed that 22-year-old Elliot Rodger, lead suspect in the Isla Vista shooting, had shared extremely disturbing and misogynistic views in a video posted shortly before the attack.

Instead of flooding the internet with Rodger-specific fury, Twitter took the discussion to the next level and remind the world that sexism is still very much present across society, and #YesAllWomen experience it.

Among those tweets were many honest and confronting admissions of sexism from female scientists, students and communicators.

This isn’t the first time the issue of misogyny in science has been brought up, but it’s always sad and shocking to see certain opinions persist when females have come such a long way in the field.

As ScienceAlert is staffed almost entirely by women, we though we’d add a few of our own:

Because only 44 out of 835 Nobel Prize laureates are women.

Because senior scientists would still rather hire males, and pay them more.

Because people are still shocked when we tell them ScienceAlert is run by women.

Because that last tweet I screenshotted, via Hannah Hart, really hits home for myself and so many women I’ve talked to over the last few days [much less ever] when it comes to pointing out sexism in general, especially within the STEM world. 

Because my freshman Chem teacher told me I would not be at the top of the class because I was a woman but I was at the top of the class - and because I was always addressed as the mother or the whore at work and never the colleague - and because my supervisor would not give me a job recommendation unless I could assure him I would never choose to take care of my sick children rather than coming into the lab for my $50/day stipend - and because almost all of my brilliant female friends/colleagues chose to leave and seek more female friendly work experiences… I don’t know if they found them….

Because my high school counselor told me I should consider nursing school and not medical school because it was more realistic (despite me being the top of my class).

When I tell people I’m in medical school and they say “oh, you will make a nice nurse!” (Nothing against nurses…us future docs and currents doc would be lost without y’all!