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Medelita Estie Lab Coat Review

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Medelita Estie

One of the most exciting rites of passage in medical school is receiving your white coat. The white coat is a symbol of all the hard work that has led you to become a medical student as well as a symbol of the long road ahead to becoming a physician. It represents authority, professionalism, and dignity all of which are worn with pride when you slip on that coat for the very first time. My white coat ceremony was one of…

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Life & Leisure Science & Medicine

Medical Mission Trip to Peru & StethoHope Collab

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StethoHope Collaboration

My health is something I often take for granted, which is easy to do when you live in a country with high standards of living and (relatively) accessible healthcare. If I get sick, all I have to do is call up my primary care provider and get it checked out. If it’s more serious than that I can hit up one of the many urgent care clinics that seem to be on every other block. Worst case scenario, I call…

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DIY Canvas Art

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DIY Canvas Art Featured Image

When Andrew and I moved into our apartment in July, I had a long list of DIY projects I wanted to tackle which included things like refinishing our wooden dressers, building a gallery wall for our office, and creating some DIY canvas art for our bedroom. Ambitious. School started in August and those tasks quickly landed at the bottom of my to-do list. It wasn’t until this past weekend that I finally found some time to tackle one of these…

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Making Sustainable New Year’s Resolutions

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I say this every year, but I’m going to say it again. Where does the time go?! It feels like just yesterday I was making my 2016 resolutions, and today I’m getting ready to ring in 2017. Today I have a guest post by Brandon Caraballosa, RD, CPT. Brandon is a graduate of Long Island University’s Bachelor of Science in Nutrition DPD Program and successfully completed his Dietetic internship at James J. Peters VA Medical Center. He is currently a…

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What I Learned During My First Semester of Medical School

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Victoria Lu First Year Medical Student

Yesterday I received my final anatomy practical grade, and I have to admit… I’m pretty damn proud of myself. There are few things that feel better than receiving a well-deserved 98% on an exam you studied your ass off for. Conversely, there are few things that feel worse than receiving a 79% on an exam you know you could have studied harder for. During my first semester of medical school, I experienced both of these scenarios, and although the 79% sucked, it taught…

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Medical School is Nothing Like Undergrad

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 Medical school is nothing like undergrad. Absolutely nothing. Over the years, I’ve had to change my study habits many times. In high school, I hardly had to study in order to get straight A’s (why couldn’t I have kept this up!?). I could do well on tests just by paying attention in class. I didn’t start essays until the day before they were due. Now that I think about it, I wasn’t all that hard of a worker. Things came pretty…

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