Monthly Archives: February 2011

I don’t know why I do it

Most people have a pretty well rehearsed answer for why they do what they do. I don’t. People ask me all the time “why did you decide to go to medical school.” I dunno. Cause I got in? “Okay so … Continue reading

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You Gotta Believe

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Success

“Don’t aim for success—the more you aim at it and make it a target, the more you are going to miss it. For success, like happiness, cannot be pursued; it must ensue…as the unintended side-effect of one’s personal dedication to … Continue reading

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Landmarks and Milestones

Current Milestones I’m studying in four major ways Specific Review: read first aid, then do USMLERx questions, then read a primary source textbook, note things I don’t understand as Anki flash cards, then do Kaplan Questions Milestones: >75% on USMLERx … Continue reading

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On Writing

Rafael Yglesias: Write what horrifies you, write what charms you, write what repels you, write what you love, write, to be aphoristic, what you cannot stop yourself from writing. Yes, you will have to find “your voice,” and yes, you … Continue reading

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Give It All

Just trying to get to 6 hours on the day. Sometimes it takes a little interweb inspiration…      

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Good Fences Make Good Patients

http://www.inwhiteink.com/2010/11/22/fence/ “This is what a teacher once said to me: You’ve seen farms with wooden fences around them, right? They have posts every few feet. Logs link the posts together. Farmers or ranchers rest their feet on the lower beams and … Continue reading

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