Conference Reflection: Disability Access in Health Science Education

Last month, I had the incredible pleasure of attending the Coalition for Disability Access in Health Science Education symposium in Washington, D.C. The MSTP has been incredibly supportive of my journey through medical school with an autoimmune condition, and they actually paid for my registration, flight, and lodging for the conference (THANK YOU, UAB MSTP!).… Read More Conference Reflection: Disability Access in Health Science Education

Advice: Navigating the Post-USMLE Step 1 Period and Score Disappointment

So, you got your Step I score back, and it’s not what you were hoping for… What’s there to do next?   As an MD/PhD student, there are few experiences as difficult as completing your USMLE Step I exam, waiting the excruciatingly long wait period for your score, opening your results, and finding a number… Read More Advice: Navigating the Post-USMLE Step 1 Period and Score Disappointment

Secondary Applications

After you submit your primary application through AMCAS (read more about that here), you will begin to receive secondary applications! While there is only one centralized AMCAS application, almost every school you add to AMCAS will have their own supplementary (secondary) application. These secondary applications will include more essays and sometimes a little bit more… Read More Secondary Applications

Anatomical Donor Program: A Beautiful Memorial Service

On Saturday, April 8th, the Anatomical Donor Program at UAB held a memorial service to honor those who have selflessly donated their bodies to medical education. In life, these compassionate individuals made the decision to donate the most precious gift they had so that they could be the “first patient” of many future healthcare professionals.… Read More Anatomical Donor Program: A Beautiful Memorial Service