Putting It All Together

Guess who’s all caught up with his lectures? THIS GUY. *points to self* Guess who has an exam in five days? THIS GUY. *points to self again* Guess who’s totally not ready for it? THIS GUY. *points to self yet again* Thankfully, there won’t be any new material presented to us this week. We’ve pretty […]

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Growing Pains

Tell me why I went into this weekend TEN lectures behind in material. TEN LECTURES BEHIND. The sad part is, I was actively trying to keep up all last week. But between the SIXTEEN lengthy lectures given to us just last week, my three and-a-half hour clinical skills class, my Clinical Practice Assessment Exam (CPX) where I had […]

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Breathe In, Breathe Out.

I officially finished my Cardiology block last Monday! It was a tough block, but I found the material to be interesting overall and contrary to a large portion of my classmates, I actually liked interpreting EKGs 😅. I took my Cardiology exam and I ended up doing pretty decent on it…I missed a few questions that […]

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Tori’s Spirit

This past week, I was painfully reminded about just how fragile life could be. About half of my overall class and I were in the middle of our Health Systems & Policy (HSP) class early Monday afternoon. The other half of my overall class were in the Medicine and Patients in Society class (MAPS) at […]

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Hope On The Horizon

To think that it has been 15 years since over 3,000 people tragically lost their lives in the terrorist attacks that rocked the core of New York City, destroyed a massive part of the Pentagon, laid ruin to a rural field in Pennsylvania due to the efforts of some courageous passengers, and strengthened the resolve of the […]

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Pumping Against The Pressure

Bruh. They doing the MOST with these Cardiology lectures. Can someone explain to me how in the hell 23 lectures and 6 workshops managed to get packed into EIGHT school days?? (And I’m not even counting the other longitudinal classes we had to attend…) How are we supposed to manage all that in a little […]

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Steady Beat of Life

YOOOO wanna hear something wild?? I’m turning 23 tomorrow!! TWENTY-THREE!!! How crazy is that? I’m lowkey trippin’ about it…23 just sounds like a huge jump in age/maturity from 22, in my opinion. Like from 18-21, I just felt like a college kid overall even though I was technically an adult. When I turned 22, it […]

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Makin’ Moves

So this is very random, but I figured that I had to start of by saying that I just googled “Black Man, M.D.” for fun and this blog is actually one of the first things that pop up as a search result! Ayyyeeee!!! And then I googled “black medical student blog” and I’m also on the […]

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Shifting Gears

Any of y’all know the difference between Leukemia and Lymphoma? I thought I did…until last week happened. I really had no idea how complex these cancers were. Like, you don’t just have leukemia. It’s broken up into various subtypes such as acute myelogenous leukemia, acute lymphoblastic leukemia, chronic myelogenous leukemia and chronic lymphoblastic leukemia. Same with […]

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Bloody Start

They not playing around this year fam. From day one, we’ve been bombarded with information about hematology, also known as the study of blood. Ever since our two-hour orientation last Monday morning, we’ve learned where and how blood is made, the different types of cells that make up our blood, the dire importance of hemoglobin […]

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