Category Archives: Cell Structure and Function

Popping the Bubble

My fellow med student and friend Yossie told me the other day that when he was in clinic last week, one of the patients was remarking about the tornadoes that we recently had here in Oregon. Yossie was dismayed to realize he had absolutely no idea what the patient was talking about. My student friend […]

What Works

As I sit here waiting for my coffee to finish brewing (I quit for three weeks in December, but I’ve fallen off the wagon…), I am thinking about how I have discovered what works for me and what doesn’t. Medical school reminds me of marriage and of parenting – there is no real way to […]


During the week of orientation all the first year students received this wonderful little book called Sage that was created by the second years. In it we can find all sorts of helpful tidbits to try and make the transition to med school more comfortable. You know things like where to go for coffee, what […]

Macro to Micro and back again

Yes I am still alive, although the last several weeks have been intense for several reasons. First, I have caught a nasty cold, and after coughing for three weeks, I figured it was time to embrace allopathic medicine (that thing that I am studying – the type of medicine that fixes disease with drugs and/or […]