Start a blog. As I wrote in a column for Medscape, medical school is a transformative but isolating time. A public journal can update friends and family who might otherwise not hear as much from a preoccupied student. Blogging also prompts reflection and records intellectual and emotional growth. Medical student bloggers also make connections with other students who are considering the same specialties or places to train.I'd say this is spot on. Whoa - an MD/PhD blogger who went into emergency medicine... Cool!
Sunday, June 15, 2008
On Blogging in Medical School
Nick Genes, an MD/PhD emergency medicine resident, was recently asked the question, "What is your advice for medical students?" It was part of a feature of him in the Student British Medical Journal. He answered: