"Never half-ass two things. Whole-ass one thing." - Life Lessons by Ron Swanson

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Photo of a hopeful medical student doing the absolute most in an interview.

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Tips on textbook marking.


I haven’t seen many posts on marking textbooks so, well, this is how mine looks like. This method has done wonders for me. I’m organized as f#ck when it comes to these things.





I’m not much of a “study every day” person because managing work and 8h of class every day…

Notating textbooks is a funny subject for me. When I see her notations & highlighting I think, “Ugh, that’s too much.” But whatever works for you, works for you. Right? I may need to get a bit more organized because my notes are a mess.

You don’t have to be a brain surgeon to be a valuable person. You become valuable because of the knowledge that you have. And that doesn’t mean you won’t fail sometimes. The important thing is to keep trying.
Benjamin Carson, M.D.
This is medical school,” a classmate remarked. “It’s not about who you are. It’s about how well you do in science and the MCAT.
The Changing Face of Medical School Admissions by Pauline Chen, M.D.

April 25th marks the first post released on Future M.D. - The Medblog and to celebrate the blog’s first anniversary I want to giveaway a $50 gift card for Amazon.com. The giveaway is for anyone applying to any MD/DO medical school or currently enrolled in any MD/DO medical school. Please read the following information carefully (here) and I wish you the best of luck!

NYCHOS working in his studio and preparing for a soloshow in Turin, Italy. (photo via Street Anatomy)

I am not one to give advice. I guess I just prefer to share a story and you take it with a grain of salt? I can tell you what makes applying to medical school easier:

  • Work hard from the very start. It does not matter when you decide to pursue medicine. Work towards your goals from the moment you know what it is that you want. 
  • Dedicate some part of yourself to something special and learn what “selfless work” means.
  • Take the time to self-reflect, often. It gives you the chance to figure out the extent of your ambition, challenges, habits, and inspiration. 
  • Ask for help. If you are ever confused and in need of guidance, look to those who are knowledgeable and can help you help yourself.

Aside from that, the speciality I am interested in is orthopaedic surgery. 

Rare Medical Stock Photo: someone wearing googles AND gloves in a lab.

"Talent is a pursued interest. In other words, anything that you’re willing to practice, you can do." - Bob Ross

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