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One year blogging and going strong!

It’s been exactly one year since my first ever blogpost and I wanted to talk about blogging in general and the amazing things I got to learn from medical students around the world. I never thought I would reach anything or anyone with this blog. I made this blog to take others on my journey to becoming a doctor and to show all of the amazing things I get to do as a student. There is most definitely not enough appreciation for the amazing opportunities we get in and outside our classroom.

I want my blog to inspire med/premed students or anyone to start a blog. You can never imagine how many amazing things you’ll get to experience while having a blog. This blog has in the short span of a year given me the opportunity to virtually meet other medical students and talk about subjects that are often taboo or subjects that we’re not familiar with. It gave me the opportunity to get to know medical students all around the world.

I also learned a lot of things that I haven’t learned in my textbooks. I learned more about mental health, about the amazing charities that are making a difference every day. I also read a lot more books and expanded my view on life.

I also started using social media more often! You can follow me on Instagram, Facebook and Twitter. I’m not an avid social media user but I try to upload from time to time!

This blog and this year have been a great adventure so far and I couldn’t thank you guys enough to come on this journey with me. I hope that you’ve enjoyed it as much as I did and that I was able to teach you guys some things along the way or just inspire you to study med or start a blog.

Lots of love
– A doctor in spe

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Working with PubMed

Apparently first year medicine students need to write papers before the end of the year. The paper consists out of two parts. The first is a searching for articles in which we talk about the search engines we used to find articles related to our search subject and the second is the actual paper.

I was very fortunate and I got assigned to medical psychology. You might wonder why I was happy about getting medical anthropology well basically it’s because the professor teaching the course is a really friendly and is one of the few professors that is actually interesting to listen to.
The only negative part is that somehow students with medical anthropology seem to struggle finding articles related to their subject on search engines like the famous PubMed. As you might already know there is always a benefit to discomfort. In my case that meant that putting in extra effort to find articles made me understand the searching process better.

I must admit that I am kind of stressed because I want a good report. I don’t think they grade our search report but a bad one means that we have start over. Since it took me 11 hours to make this one I kind of hope that it’s good enough!

Lots of love

Doctor in spe!

 

Introducing doctorinspe!

Sunday October 30th.

Hey and welcome to Doctorinspe. Just like any blog my blog is a personal blog where I talk about my journey trough med school. You can consider this as an online diary about everything med-related. Be prepared for some cool and crazy stories in the life of an average (med) student. Lots of love