Today is the start of my ongoing desire to a write blog post on each of my publications. I plan to keep a consistent format to make this easy to read; the idea is to provide an overview of the paper so you can know if you want to read more. I will start with … More Paper Preview: Consequences of Heroin Use
Yesterday was the final day of my second research rotation and I am sad it’s over. I do have to admit that I cheated a little bit this year, I am rotating in the same lab with the same PI as last summer. Typically, most programs expect you to rotate through at least 2 different … More My Second Research Rotation
“I’m always right” is something I say frequently, if jokingly, to my partner. It usually comes up in conversations about time or scheduling. I have an obsessively detailed memory when it comes to when something happened, or what is scheduled in the future; his concept of time aligns more with Doctor Who than with most others … More Owning Our Mistakes
Update (4.25.17): I have added some suggestions from Twitter. Please keep making suggestions and I will add those to the list. Thank you! This post was inspired by a conversation I had with Nick Wan recently where I was talking about the amount of work my P.I. was putting into helping me and how I felt bad … More Becoming the Mentor I Admire
Well, I am not usually one to toot my own horn but I think this may be relevant to others. Today I received an Honorable Mention for my Clinical Research Presentation at the Wayne State School of Medicine Medical Student Research Symposium. This may not be an award that most celebrate, but for me it … More Honorable Mention: Presentation Torment Pays Off
So, as I am in my second week on medical school proper and one week away from my first set of exams while still finishing up my paper from my research rotation ,I figured this would be a good time to remind myself why I am doing this. I’m sure many of you reading this are … More Why MD/PhD?
Choosing my first research rotation was really difficult. After my acceptance, I was invited back to the school to meet with researchers with whom I was interested in working. The problem was that it was hard to tell who I could work with and who I would want to work with. As is the case with many … More Choosing a Research Rotation
This isn’t a post about careers and families and whether it’s possible to have both. This is a post about careers and other careers and having both. A while ago a friend of mine wrote about being a “hyphenate” in the theater world: a writer and an actor. It’s a great piece and worth reading … More Can You Really Do Everything?
For the past couple of months I have had this feeling that I’m supposed to pay attention to something. It has been one of those situations where someone mentions something once and all of a sudden I am seeing articles about it everywhere, and it seems to have suddenly become a major topic. The reality … More Impostor Syndrome: Learning to Overcome Myself