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?
***To listen to a podcast made by UAB medical students about the 2016 White Coat Ceremony, please click here! This podcast was produced/edited by GS1 Corey Duke and features MS1 students Emily Hayward and Shreya Kashyap.*** On August 14, after completing a two-week introductory course entitled Patient, Doctor, and Society (PDS), the first… Read More Reflections from our MS1s: The White Coat Ceremony Experience
*See the bottom of this post to learn more about EAB!* Cover image obtained from the Birmingham Times. Article link at bottom. Written by: Emily Hayward, MS-1 When I first stepped foot into Equal Access Birmingham (EAB), UAB’s medical student-run free clinic for the underserved, I was nervous. I had only been a medical student for… Read More Unique Pre-Clinical Opportunities: EAB
Hi all! This year, UAB had the pleasure of hosting the Southeastern Medical Scientist Symposium (SEMSS) and ROCKED it, if I do say so myself. The 7th annual conference hosted between UAB, Emory, and Vanderbilt MSTPs was partnered for the first time with UAB’s new Physician Scientist Development Office (PSDO) and attracted a slew of… Read More SEMSS 2016
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
We still have lots to cover in our Application Corner, but we are unbelievably excited to welcome the first group of MSTP interviewees to UAB later this month! So excited, in fact, that we’ve decided to skip ahead a bit in our scheduled posting to discuss the experience of interviewing for MD/PhD programs. 🙂 Here, we will… Read More MD/PhD Interviews: Formats and Tips
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