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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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Quick to Judge

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On Sunday I went to the gym for the first time in a while. I did a bicep and tricep workout and then decided to run on a cross trainer to get my heart rate up. As I was running, a man approached me and asked if he could run next to me. Irritated, I nodded in consent hoping that would be the most of our interaction. He got on the cross trainer and immediately started trying to get my attention.…

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