Hi, friends! I hope you’re having a wonderful Tuesday! I’m back at school today for my last two weeks of MS2. These last two weeks are part of a course called “Integrative,” and we are having lectures and small groups that pull together concepts from all of our coursework over the past two years. After the semester is over, I’ll start my dedicated study time for Step 1 (6 weeks). It all feels so surreal that in a few short months I’ll finally be working with patients!
Over the weekend I received my short white coat at White Coat Ceremony! This ceremony marks the transition from the pre-clinical to clinical years of medical school. After one more lecture test at school and studying for and taking step 1, I’ll finally be in the hospital learning from patients.
You may have seen on my Instagram recently that my white coat ceremony is coming up! White Coat Ceremony marks our transition from the pre-clinical to clinical years of medical school, and we are presented with short white coats with our names embroidered on them. Read my tips below for what to wear to white coat ceremony:
Over the weekend I had the incredible opportunity to serve as a voting delegate at the Louisiana State Medical Society and get involved in healthcare advocacy in medical school. The student section of the LSMS represents the three medical schools in Louisiana, and the physician delegates seemed to appreciate our opinions on the various resolutions presented at the meeting. One of the student section members even authored two resolutions that were passed at the House of Delegates! Attending the meeting showed me the important role that physicians have in creating healthcare policy, and I hope to continue being involved in that process.