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Volunteer Diary: Day 10

August 24th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 10

As you may have read on Twitter, my new goals are to study for the MCAT and practice yoga, each for twenty minutes daily. I’ve also been living in this fantasy world where I will be “early to bed, early to rise,” functioning like the rest of society in a cheery manner at eight o’clock […]

Keck School of Medicine

August 16th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

Keck School of Medicine

        Programs Offered MD MD/MS MD/PhD MD/MBA MD/MPH Residency Programs Fellowship Program Location: Los Angeles, California Curriculum: In the first week of medical school at the University of Southern California‚Äôs Keck School of Medicine, students work with patients so as to understand how to care for and about patients. Small cohorts of […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 9

August 12th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 9

I honestly love volunteering at the Hospital! I don’t know why so many pre-med students say it is a waste of time. Today I stayed longer than my usual 3 hours, clocking in about 4.5 hours. First of all, this morning was awesome; I got up on time and made an egg sandwich. My coffee […]

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

August 9th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Applying to Medical School

What is Osteopathic Medicine?

Whether you are a pre-medical student applying to medical school or a patient being treated by a DO (a doctor who has gone to an osteopathic medical school), you may find yourself asking “What is osteopathic medicine?” Well, the acronym behind each osteopathic physician’s name has a long history. But, essentially DOs are equivalent to […]

Volunteer Diary: Day 8

August 6th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Volunteering

Volunteer Diary: Day 8

At the Hospital, there is a slew of quality checks performed routinely by the administrative staff. They float through the hallways with clipboards, checking to ensure that the nurses are repeating orders and information they receive via telephone, verifying the patients’ consent, etc. I imagine they peruse the corridors once per quarter, but I am […]

How to Get an A in Organic Chemistry

August 4th, 2011  |  by  |  published in Pre-Med Tips

How to Get an A in Organic Chemistry

Sophomore year had just begun; I had received B’s in general (inorganic) chemistry, and I dreaded the thought of organic chemistry. At the beginning of the semester, I planned to try my hardest. I sat in the front of the class, and listened to the professor drone on about 3-D structures. Quickly, I realized that […]