Hi Holly, Thanks for asking for my opinion on this article. The things he says are scientifically accurate but the way he presents them is a little misleading. He’s making a few different points. The first is that he seems to be saying that atherosclerosis (damage to artery walls and the subsequent plaque formation, followed … Continue reading An answer to Holly’s question…
I try not to disclaim too often, but I must be clear from the beginning that this post is for my (many) Christian friends who have wondered quietly about where my faith has gone over the last few years…I want to assure you that it has gone to a place of safety and by … Continue reading Science vs. Faith. What about that?
It’s not that I don’t believe people should follow their dreams. Of course they should. Sometimes I get encouragement along the lines of, “I’m so proud of you for pursuing your dream.” I always appreciate these comments, but to be honest, it isn’t exactly how I see this experience. When our oldest son left our … Continue reading Why I Did It
The local map we picked up at the info centre labelled a “Fire Tower and Lookout” at 4205′ elevation. As we fished our day away our friend Richard insisted he take us up later in the evening. After dinner we headed out of our small resort. The day had been beautifully clear, but now clouds were rolling … Continue reading Fire Tower at 6 Mile River, Yukon
I know I haven’t blogged enough. People are curious about med school but the reality is that for mature students like me it’s mostly a lot of work without much drama. For the final two weeks of school I drove to campus at 5:50 am each day and looked longingly out the window of … Continue reading It’s a wrap!
Its still winter. It’s not raining today, but the snow melting from the roof of our house and the overcast skies make it seem rainy anyway. I’m taking a rest and gratitude day. Since January we’ve studied five weeks of Infectious Disease and Medical Microbiology, five weeks of Cardiovascular Disease, and are entering the fourth week … Continue reading Do good by it, Rae…
So if ‘collaborative group learning’ wasn’t enough of a stretch, now they want us to do ‘weekly reflection’. 😉 Don’t they understand that as a group we are the kind of people who just want to get things done? We don’t want to talk about it and we DEFINITELY don’t want to reflect. When are … Continue reading I do all the talking. What do you think…?
The obvious difference between myself and the young adults I learn with is that I have already spent years on ‘the other side’. I’ve experienced the power and knowledge differential that a mother expects when she brings her child to a physician. I’ve needed doctors. I’ve questioned doctors. I’ve been saved by doctors and I’ve … Continue reading Native Language
Saving contemplation for another day, here are answers to 4 questions I hear often…. 1) What is the difference between the Northern Medical Program and other medical programs in BC? Just location. British Columbia has only one medical program based out of the University of British Columbia. There are 3 satellite sites in addition to … Continue reading FAQ’s
First of all I learned that without a doubt, my family is what fills my days with happiness. I was expecting to miss them, but I thought the distraction of school would drown out the worst of the aches. I was wrong. My boundless ability to remove myself from my emotions in order to focus … Continue reading Semester One: What I Really Learned