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De-Stressing The Right Way

De-Stressing The Right Way

There are a few, if any, educational institutes that can compare with medical colleges when it comes to the academic pressure and stress that they entail. It would not be wrong to assume that every medical student has experienced being completely stressed out at one point or another during their medical school.

PHYS The Waiting Game: How to Not Go Crazy While Waiting for Scores

PHYS The Waiting Game: How to Not Go Crazy While Waiting for Scores

You did it. 
YOU DID IT! 
Scream, cry, pat yourself on the back and just congratulate yourself because after weeks or months of blood, sweat, and tears – you sat for your Step exam! That, in and of itself, is a HUGE achievement and you should be so proud! But now what? 

PHYS Analog > Everything: My Argument for Handwritten

PHYS Analog > Everything: My Argument for Handwritten

If you’ve been here before, you know I have a penchant for all things analog. 

Starting with my fourth grade pen pal and spilling over into everything else – my love for handwritten letters, taking notes with pen and paper and reading actual textbooks instead of eBooks – I remember being worried when I started medical school that this wouldn’t be something I was able to maintain.

Health Vs. Wealth- A How-to Guide To Taking Care of Your Mental Health

Health Vs. Wealth- A How-to Guide To Taking Care of Your Mental Health

“Don’t forget to take care of your mental health” is a phrase we are often told in today’s day and age. The once-taboo topic, mental health has now come out of its shadows and into the spotlight, but the question is HOW do you take care of mental health and how does something so simple seem so complex?

Pregnancy & Residency

Pregnancy & Residency

A wise woman once said, “There is no ideal time to have a baby. However, if you feel right now is the worst possible time, then you should probably wait.”

Every year feels like the worst time to plan for a baby in the whirlwind of a decade of medical school and residency. So when does one procreate in the medical profession? A lot of female physicians tend to wait until their residency is over to start planning for a baby – only to be met with one obstacle after another in the form of decreased fertility or increased health problems.

Tackling The Omicron Variant & Further Uncertainty

Tackling The Omicron Variant & Further Uncertainty

Just when we thought that we were done with the delta variant and that life would finally return to normalcy, we had to reluctantly acknowledge the new elephant in the room; The Omicron Variant. The worst part of this never-ending pandemic is not the masks or the social distancing, but rather the mind-boggling uncertainty. What will future policy be like? Will there be a general quarantine again? Will we have to work from home again? Will we see a widespread closure of cinemas and bars? These are just some of the many questions that have started popping up again.

How To Deal With Your Gap Year

How To Deal With Your Gap Year

You have thought long and hard about the consequences and the stakes, and you have finally decided that taking a gap year right now is the best decision that you can take in your circumstances. Gap years are considered ‘naps’ to ease up the daily routine and go out in the real world, whether it’s travel before college, a study abroad to break up the monotony, an internship to dive further into a passion, or a volunteer placement to broaden charitable horizons.

Why Otorhinolaryngology is Right for You

Why Otorhinolaryngology is Right for You

I detested head and neck anatomy, even in first year. Why do I need to learn the five layers of the scalp? What’s inside a nose and why should I care about it? Why do all the tubes going down through the chest look exactly the same when they’re in there? It was a nightmare and I’m pretty sure if I could find my lacrimal gland, you’d have found it empty at every turn.