When we first started learning all the shoulder, arm, forearm, and hand muscles in anatomy, I felt extremely helpless. There were SO many muscles in the forearm that sounded so similar, with such long names – flexor carpi radialis, extensor carpi radialis, flexor digitorum radialis, etc. It didn’t help that the muscles were pretty difficult […]
Creating the Quintessential Disease Tables
In med school, you learn more diseases than you thought could possibly exist. Initially, I was struggling hard to keep them all straight. After looking into First Aid and talking to upperclassmen, I realized there is a nice way to organize them and help you to remember the high yield points about each: creating tables […]
Should You Buy the Textbooks?
A lot of people are surprised by the fact that the material in medical school is not much harder than it was in undergrad, the difference is only the quantity. I was the kind of student that read textbooks from cover to cover in undergrad, but when I got to medical school I discovered that […]