Personal Journey

How did I survive?

The time has come where I can say that I <somehow> survived my first semester of grad school. It feels great! That's so weird to say... I'm in grad school? Time really does fly. I remember when I was a freshman in the program and accidentally turned in a one page paper formatted in only… Continue reading How did I survive?

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Isolation – AKA Grad School

In one of my classes we had a guest speaker. She has SMA and just recently graduated from SLU with her Masters. Her entire story was incredibly inspiring, but one thing she said was really relatable. Grad school is built for isolation. WOW. I couldn't agree more. It really is! I have friends who are… Continue reading Isolation – AKA Grad School

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Gross Anatomy: The Reality of Cancer

End of week 7. Today I dissected the peritoneal cavity - meaning the stomach, small intestine, large intestine, spleen, etc. Our lecture was 2 hours long and lab was 3. Usually lecture is 1 hour and lab is 2.. which if you do the math means that class alone was 2 hours longer than usual,… Continue reading Gross Anatomy: The Reality of Cancer

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Gross Anatomy Weeks 4-7?!

Wow, again. Wow. I promise you that I had all the right intentions with this gross anatomy journal. I was planning on writing at the end of every single week with the experiences of the highs and lows of lab and life surrounding it, but that obviously has not happened. This class is a LOT… Continue reading Gross Anatomy Weeks 4-7?!