Before starting my journey at UAB this year, I was really curious about what a typical week looks like for a medical student. I knew there would be lots of studying ahead, but I wondered how much time students spent in class, what types of classes there were, and more. Thus, to help future generations be… Read More A Week in the Life of an MS-1: How do classes work?
On August 14, after completing a two-week introductory course entitled Patient, Doctor, and Society (PDS), the first year medical students participated in their White Coat Ceremony. This event celebrates the MS-1s by presenting them with the white coat they will wear during their clinical work throughout medical school. It also involves students taking an… Read More Reflections from our MS1s: The White Coat Ceremony Experience
During the first semester of medical school at UAB, students take a course known as “Fundamentals” (sometimes abbreviated as “Fun”… oh, the irony!). The course is intended to be a massive, semester-long building block of the basic sciences that will be needed later. For most students with biology-related degrees, many of the concepts in Fundamentals… Read More Exam Week, as told by Michael Scott
As an MS-1, I’m still new to this whole medical school thing. I don’t exactly have my life together yet … Just the other day, for example, I tripped on a crack in the floor while attempting to wave at one of the deans. Oops. 🙂 In fact, most of the time, medical school reminds… Read More How to Crush the Transition to Medical School, as told by Michael Scott
Although it feels like I just moved to Birmingham the other day, it is time for yet another transition! Over the past 6 weeks, my new MSTP classmates and I completed our first rotation by working full-time in a research lab on campus. We also took our first class, MSTP 793, which involved reading and presenting papers… Read More Settling in to the MSTP: Finding New Values and Strengths
As someone from out of state, I wanted to enlighten those as to what life is like as a UAB MSTP student. A simple way to do this is to give you a day in my life. First, I live about 1 mile away from campus in a house owned by a second year MSTP… Read More First Year Perspective: Daily Life in the MSTP
I thought I might write a short description of my experiences during the first two classes during the fall of medical school. As you may already know, the fall term of your first year consists of two “Fundamentals” courses, which will sarcastically be referred to hereafter as “Fun-1” and “Fun-2.” After a slow-paced summer of… Read More Fundamentals 1 and 2: Fall of (many) MS-1