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
With the end of my second year quickly approaching, I took time during my winter break to reflect. One strategy I use in preventing burnout and staying focused is to organize my thoughts and give myself some context: why am I here, and what do I hope to accomplish? 1. Medicine The Merriam-Webster definition… Read More Motivation
Congratulations!! If you’re reading this post, you may have applied to some MD/PhD programs and been placed on the waitlist. This is a position in which a school simply requests more time to make a decision about your application – you are not accepted or rejected, but the school is interested enough to continue deliberating… Read More Waitlists and Expressing Interest in Programs
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
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