Monthly Archives: May 2009

5 Days Down, 23 to Go

I have a monthly calendar hanging up nearby, with big beautiful blue X’s through each of the last 5 days. Underneath those blue sharpie lines are tiny notes of what I attempted to study for that day – renal, pharmacology, GI (gastrointestinal), anatomy, embryology, hematology, and oncology. That’s what I’ve reviewed so far, and it’s […]

Valerie’s Growth and Development

I choose this title because we are finishing the last class of the school year, Human Growth and Development, and as we go through the stages of fertilization, fetal growth, birth, childhood, adulthood, and the elder years, I realize that med school is so much like growing into a completely new person. I imagine that […]