please D.O. the needful
I'm 16 years old right now and my goal is to become a doctor (general surgery, pediatrics, or oncology not sure yet). Right now, I'm in my junior year in high school and am taking Organic Chemistry and Calculus and I'm planning on taking Prob & Stats, AP Bio, and Physics next year. I also volunteer in the surgery department at a local hospital once a week after school. Is there anything else you would suggest to help me out when applying to college/med schools?
Anonymous

ladykaymd:

WHOA! TAKE TIME TO BE 16!!! 

It’s important that you take time to just have some fun. Colleges (and med schools) want to see that you know how to relax a little bit and let go. These things are really important coping skills. So make sure that you’re not getting total “tunnel vision” and you’re having fun and enjoying yourself. If you’re not happy, it’s not worth doing. :) 

If my coffee game was a strong at 16 as it is now, I’d be the same as greyface.

freaky-deaky

They always put out thank you cards and condolence cards for the class to sign at the back of the lecture hall.

But I never go to lecture…

medschool-monarchess:

modernathena90:

asp-md:

mymedlife:

asp-md:

beyondtheoath:

coffeemuggermd:

Guys im a problem caffeine consumer.

Coffee Addicts Anonymous

Hi everyone, my name is Asp-MD and I have a caffeine addiction.

Since we can’t have coffee at our addicts meeting can we have wine instead?

Brilliant.

This seems logical. I’ll bring white and those fancy plastic wine glasses.
Hello, my name is Athena, it is 11:22 pm and 2 hours since my last coffee.

Not a caffeine addict, but I swear to god all lecturers use the same power point template!!

Yep. All of my endocrine phys lectures were done on this exact template.

medschool-monarchess:

modernathena90:

asp-md:

mymedlife:

asp-md:

beyondtheoath:

coffeemuggermd:

Guys im a problem caffeine consumer.

Coffee Addicts Anonymous

Hi everyone, my name is Asp-MD and I have a caffeine addiction.

Since we can’t have coffee at our addicts meeting can we have wine instead?

Brilliant.

This seems logical. I’ll bring white and those fancy plastic wine glasses.

Hello, my name is Athena, it is 11:22 pm and 2 hours since my last coffee.

Not a caffeine addict, but I swear to god all lecturers use the same power point template!!

Yep. All of my endocrine phys lectures were done on this exact template.

first day after fall break: GU block

first day after fall break: GU block

villainery:

awwww-cute:

What can I get for you?

4 bottles of vodka and 2 packs of Marlboro reds

villainery:

awwww-cute:

What can I get for you?

4 bottles of vodka and 2 packs of Marlboro reds

beemill:

84yo Asian American victim of NYPD brutality to sue city for $5 million

I blogged earlier this year about the story of Kang Chun Wong, the 84 year old Chinese American man who was brutally beaten by New York City Police Department officers after he was stopped for an alleged incident of jaywalking. Wong, who speaks predominantly Cantonese and Spanish, was walking on the Upper West side when he was stopped by Officer Jeffry Loo at the intersection of 96th and Broadway.

According to the NY Daily News, Officer Loo asked for Wong’s identification, which Wong provided. However, when Loo began to walk away with the ID, Wong — not understanding what was happening — protested. That’s when Loo, along with several officers pushed Wong against the wall of a building and then slammed him to the ground, bloodying his head. Witnesses were horrified, capturing graphic pictures of Wong being handcuffed and taken away.

Wong was eventually charged with jaywalking, along with disorderly conduct and resisting arrest, however the Manhattan district attorney’s office decided not to prosecute the case.

Now, Wong — through his attorney Sanford Rubenstein — is suing the city and the NYPD for $5 million dollars.

Read More: http://reappropriate.co/?p=6585

raaawrbin:

I feel like very few, or at least not many of the people of tumblr are aware of what is going on in my home country Hong Kong right now.

You guys gave alot of coverage and support when Scotland was voting for its independance, so I’m hoping you’ll all support the people of Hong Kong as well.

Right now, many of us are in a mass demonstration of pro-democracy against China. But wait a sec, isn’t Hong Kong China? This is a big misconception amongst foreigners, but please, we are far from being similar to China at all.

A little history class: Hong Kong used to be colonized by the British, and before you white-knights begin going all “them damn white racist ppl taking over another asian country” please don’t. We are thankful Britain took us under its wing and instilled in us values that I feel made us what we are today; that is, a democratic people with respect for free speech, amongst many things.

On the other hand, China is communist, with government controlled media and news. Google, instagram, facebook and many tv shows are blocked in China. It really is just a few steps from North Korea imo.

So what’s the problem here? Britain unfortunately had to hand back Hong Kong to China, but one of the requirements is that Hong Kong be allowed to operate as ‘one country two systems’, meaning Hong Kong should be able to have its own democratic government. But China has broken its promise. A while back, China tried to put a mandatory ‘national education’ curriculum in all our primary schools. We all know what that is; a communist brainwashing regime. And now, they have announced that in 2017 Hong Kong will be able to vote for its president; BUT only from 3 candidates hand picked by its PRO-BEIJING legislation.

As you can see, China is trying to takeover completely and turn us into another communist state.

Of course, we have taken to the streets. In a mirror if the Tiananmen protests, students have also stepped up to fight for our rights and our future, albeit in a peaceful protest of course. But the police force who have always been a friend of the people, are now responding with force, something that had never been done before in Hong Kong.

First it was pepperspray, then teargas. Then, armed forces came in qith rubber bullets. They warn they will come out with live ammunition soon if we do not get off the streets but the people continue to sit tight, disrupting businesses China so strive to takeover and make use of. It’s been 2 days now, but the people plan to continue at least till 1st October or even beyond. The significance is that October 1st is China’s National day, not ours, Hong Kong has not been granted it’s own National day.

Please spread the news. This is a country we’re talking about. These are my people.

You can join this event to wear yellow in support of my people on October 1st.

You can also read a more detailed explanation of what’s going down here and watch a live feed here.

Came home to brand new carpet and my stuff boxed up all over the place.

Even though I’m completey exhausted, I’m using the opportunity to rearrange my apartment and dump old papers/junk I’ve collected over 7+ years.

Nearly done with the living room/kitchen and I’m beat. But I have to keep going because I can’t reach the bathroom until I move all the stuff out of it… there’s a pile of boxes in my bathtub.

Clock’s ticking.

Oh, and if osteoblrs could also comment on how to balance/juggle COMLEX and USMLE timing and studying

hellostudentdoctor:

andimedicine:

randommomentsdevida:

And you know, other general study tips!

tumblr_m6fsqkSCGD1rwcc6bo1_250.gif (215×204)

Signal boost!

  1. Study for USMLE step 1 (FA, UWORLD, Pathoma, and some comquest mixed in for fun times).
  2. Take step 1.
  3. Leave a 4-6 days (NO MORE NO LESS) between the USMLE and comlex. During this time, study your buns off for COMLEX. Go through Savarese and all the OMM/Medical Jurisprudence/Ethics questions on COMQUEST.
  4. Take COMLEX and kick it in the teeth. 

-teesa-:

7.23.14

George Takei describes the moment when he and his family were sent to an internment camp.

theaznbrian:

my old classmates are being recruited by prestigious sports teams, training to qualify for the olympics, going to ivy league schools, publishing their research.

and then there’s me: i made mac ‘n cheese once without burning down the house. 

Medcest is for reals

medschool-monarchess:

pleasedotheneedful:

coffeemuggermd:

Ermargerd and all around me

The unavoidable

Pretty sure I’m one of the first in my class to do it.

Whoops.

Combine alcohol and hundreds of stressed out twentysomethings—it will happen. This one, I do know :o

Medcest is for reals

coffeemuggermd:

Ermargerd and all around me

The unavoidable