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STEP 2 CK

Once again, I’m in heavy study mode.  In exactly 10 days, I take my USMLE Step 2 CK (clinical knowledge) exam.  In order to be licensed as a physician, you need to take a series of exams.  The first exam, … Continue reading

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An apple a day keeps the dermatologist away?

I had always felt that when I ate healthy and exercised, my skin looked so much better.  Turns out, a new study has shown that might not be just in my head! This is the lazy woman’s way of posting … Continue reading

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When your dog is hypothyroid…

For a while now, I’ve been concerned that Piper might have been clinically depressed.  She was mopey and barely moved- even when we’d go for a ride or go to the beach, right afterward she’d mope.  But she’s also been … Continue reading

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A PSA i fully support

As a hopeful doctor (not to mention dermatologist), I think protecting yourself from cancer is of utmost importance.  The silliest thing we do (other than smoking) is try to have a tan.  It’s so pointless, especially in the era of … Continue reading

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A Day in the Life on Pediatrics Inpatient…

Sometimes when I talk to people who aren’t in medical school, or even those who just aren’t in 3rd year yet, I forget how little people know about how I fill  my days.  Right now I’m on inpatient pediatrics, so … Continue reading

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The Importance of Breaking a Sweat

  There’s a great quote that says “The cure for anything is salt water- sweat, tears or the sea” (Isak Dineson).  I wholeheartedly believe that quote.  Whenever I’m in a bad mood, one of those three can help bring me … Continue reading

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Almost there

It’s odd to think this may be the last Christmas I have that the start of my winter break will be marked with a final exam.  That exam- the family medicine clerkship exam- will be tomorrow.  After that, I’m free … Continue reading

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