Posted in March 2011

Physician Assisted Suicide

A new study confirms that those with terminal illnesses who die through physician assisted means have a better quality of death than do those whose illnesses simply take their own course. It looks like Oregon is the place to be if you have a terminal illness. My take: Of course they have a better quality … Continue reading

Google Body

This is one of the coolest things I’ve ever discovered on the net. It’s like Google Earth but for the human body. Very cool. Check it out! I played around with it for a bit, but my internet connection is sort of wonky out here in Benin. Let me know if you discover anything totally … Continue reading

Hello World!

I’ve decided to start blogging here at WordPress. I plan on chronicling my path to medical school and beyond with a few interesting health related posts thrown in for good measure. I envision this blog to be of assistance to premed students, of interest to those curious about the life of a medical student, and entertainment to both … Continue reading

Q: Do I need to do research to get in?

A: It depends. This entry isn’t going to be lengthy because the issue of research as an undergrad is easily dealt with. Basically, unless you are passionate about research or plan on theMD/PhD program or want to attend a heavy research institution (like Harvard orStanford) you really don’t need to do any private research in order … Continue reading

Q: What is shadowing and why is it important?

A: Shadowing is following a physician around for some time and medical schools these days EXPECT to see it in your application. Read on! One of the most important aspects to a successful medical school application is letting the admission committees know that you are aware of the day to day business of doctoring. They … Continue reading