Budget: Alright full disclosure this is really something I struggle with. Every month I do my best to set a reasonable “additional expenses budget” but one textbook or mandatory background check later and my whole budget is blown. For the last couple of years I have gone between using Dave Ramsey’s “Cash Envelope” budgeting system … More Money Matters: $ Saving Tips
What is HPSP? The Health Professions Scholarships Program is a program for those seeking advance degrees in medicine who wish to serve in the U.S. Military. For more information about the scholarship and who is eligible check out some of my previous posts here. What is Covered? Full tuition (up to 4 years, depending on … More Money Matters: Is HPSP worth it?
Briogeo Scalp Revival Charcoal + Coconut Micro-Exfoliating Shampoo Product Details: The “Scalp Revival” line by Briogeo contains Binchotan charcoal which is derived from the wood of the Japanese Ubame Oak tree. The process of making this charcoal involves heating the wood and then covering with a mixture of earth, sand and ash creating a charcoal … More Briogeo Scalp Revival Shampoo & Conditioner Product Review
I can’t believe we are almost there friends! Graduation weekend is just a couple weeks away and to say I am excited would be a gross understatement. Since many of my friends have already had their graduations I’ve been living vicariously through them and their pictures for the past couple of weeks and it’s gotten … More Top 10: Graduation Gift Ideas
I have an embarrassing secret to share: I failed my initial physical fitness test (PFT). During Commissioned Officer Training (COT), all candidates are expected to pass a PFT consisting of one minute of sit-ups, one minute of push-ups, and a 1.5 mile run. Sounds easy enough, right? I went to COT after my first year of medical … More COT: Physical Fitness Test
Hello all! I know there haven’t been many new posts on MilitaryDoc.com but trust me it was for a good reason. Having gone through Commissioned Officer Training and being a U.S. Air Force officer I am very aware that what I do is a direct representation on the U.S. Air Force. While this is a … More Blog Update – April 2018
About a year ago I adopted a mainly plant-based diet, or as my colleagues jokingly call it, a flexitarian which is a term to describe a vegetarian who very rarely eats meat. To preface my decision to radically change my diet, it helps to have a bit of a background. In October of 2015 my … More Doctors Versus Diets
1) The Skimm (Free – $2.99) The Skimm is a daily email that contains a condensed version of the latest news. It hits my inbox at around 5:30 AM and I read it religiously before walking out the door in the morning. This email covers natural disasters, politics, current events and pop culture references just like … More Top 10: Apps all Medical Students Should Download
One Common Problem.
America is in the midst of an opioid epidemic. In 2015 there were more than 33,000 overdose deaths. This number rose to more than 64,000 deaths in 2016 and these numbers show no signs of slowing down. To put these numbers in perspective, more than double the number of people died by drug overdose last year than the number of people killed by gun violence.
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“I always knew I wanted to be a doctor.” It’s a common sentiment heard among medical students. Many of my classmates had grown up in families of doctors, and it was just expected that medical school was the next step. Unlike many of my classmates, I don’t have anyone in the medical field in … More Imposter Syndrome