The cultivation of a practitioner I will decide to be a doctor. I will pack up my things. I will leave my family, my friends. I will be nervous. I will hear a speech at orientation where the speaker says, “Look around you. These people are your family now.” I will not want a new … More I guess I write poetry now.
If you memorize the lyrics to this song, you’ll know everything you need to know about the human immune system. (My apologies for the horrendous accent) The microbe is always meaner when it is coughed in your face and gets past innate defenses, but that is a big mistake. The body has many … More How to study for an Immunology exam.
When I was in the fourth grade, I wanted to try playing basketball. My parents signed me up for a league. At the time, I was somewhere around four feet tall and about 80 pounds. That’s the nice way of saying that I was absolutely terrible at basketball. I remember one particular practice where I … More How ‘Under the Sea’ showed me that I’m not a quitter.
I recently read this article: http://www.forbes.com/sites/peterlipson/2013/09/14/senate-declares-naturopathic-medicine-week-wizardry-week-still-under-debate/ I was looking for a way to procrastinate studying for my upcoming exams so I decided to respond in this trendy “open-letter” format. Dear Dr. Lipson, I am a first-year naturopathic medical student at the National College of Natural Medicine. I have seen a significant amount of negative press … More An open letter to Dr. Peter Lipson (Sinead O’Connor style)
I’ve been asking people about their views on naturopathic medicine and the overwhelming response is, “I don’t know what that is.” I’ve been looking for a good reference that defines naturopathic medicine in an easy to understand article but I haven’t found one. All of the explanations I’ve found are, in my girlfriend’s words, “a … More What is a naturopathic doctor? Part 1
6 years ago I decided to be a naturopathic doctor (ND). I wanted to study at NCNM in Portland. I got an undergraduate degree. I applied to NCNM. I interviewed. I got accepted. Signed my letter of intent. Sent them a tuition deposit. Filled out my background check. I found cheap plane tickets to Portland. … More Why I’m panicking about naturopathic medical school.
Today, I found out that I was accepted into my first choice medical school. I’m completely blown away. I can’t believe I made it this far. I mean, I’ve always thought I was an intelligent guy, but in looking back at my journey up to this point, I realize, I’m actually kind of an idiot. … More Med School Acceptance.