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  • A New Standard September 10, 2014
    Hello again! We’re back in the swing of things here in Muncie. Being an MS2 is pretty different than being an MS1. First of all, we’re no longer on block schedule…so everything feels a lot more slow-paced (aka we don’t have a test every single week). It made the transition back to school easier since […]
  • Day in the Life: Inpatient Peds with the ID Service September 4, 2014
    I never know how to start these blog posts after such a prolonged absence. The pressure to create new posts is much diminished now with the changes in the curriculum competencies (if you don’t know what that is, don’t worry about it; they’re changing, and there’s no point in discussing them), and yet I still feel […]
  • A mistake September 4, 2014
    This past week, I swore for the first time in the lab. Now I’m no Pacino in Scarface butnor am I a saint. Nonetheless, it is rather surprising that it took me a whole year to show true frustration in the lab. I was performing a new experiment: isolating cells from a mouse’s liver. It […]
  • Protect Your Time August 23, 2014
    Each August, all of the MD/PhD students at IUSM converge on Bloomington for our annual MD/PhD Retreat (some drive, others arrive by less motorized means). For one weekend, we meet to discuss our research and deal with various administrative issues. Most importantly, we take time off from studying, research, or clinical duties to catch up […]
  • Killing Projects July 14, 2014
    Each year the MD/PhD students at IUSM invite a physician scientist to Indianapolis to discuss our profession. This year, Dr. Kendall Lee, a neurosurgeon from the Mayo Clinic spoke about his use of deep brain stimulation to treat neurodegenerative disorders. It was reassuring to hear that it is possible for an MD/PhD to be integrate […]


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