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Melissa
15 October 2009 @ 11:56 pm
I'm feeling very weak, and my throat is tight. My body aches, but that could also be related to working out.

Not sure what I have, if I have anything.

In other news, I have received two interview invites, and I hope to receive a couple more. =) No love from California.. yet.

Work is super busy. I basically cannot afford to take any more days off in order to meet project deadlines. Wah. I'll be working weekends starting November in order to get things done. Sigh. I will be continuously tired.
 
 
Current Location: Home
Current Mood: sicksick
 
 
Melissa
17 August 2009 @ 09:22 pm
I can't stand post-docs who don't try to respect technicians. We don't have to help you, so you better treat us well.
 
 
Current Mood: annoyedannoyed
 
 
Melissa
02 July 2009 @ 03:08 pm
The main satisfaction I hope to achieve as a physician is improving the lives of others. I grew up observing people, attempting to figure out how they live and interact. As a consequence, I have witnessed the ramifications of poor physical and mental health in individuals and families. Armed with these memories and experiences, I have felt compelled to embark on a career to treat these manifestations of disease and illness.

I've especially noticed that treating patients efficiently requires more than simple medical knowledge and tools. What makes the role of a physician distinct from that of computers is the humanity they can bring to the examination room.

I want the satisfaction of feeling as though I've helped improve the lives of my patients. As a physician I would like to see more females and Latinos enter the medical field. I hope that my entrance into medical school can inspire others on the same journey. I will make it my prerogative to reach out to students looking to enter into a career that no one in their family has ever attempted and coming from a background that has historically been underrepresented in medicine. I believe it is important for such students to aspire to become physicians in order to educate and comfort the communities they come from, and, of equal importance, to bring awareness of specific issues to physicians and patients from other social and ethnic communities. I believe that through this exchange of information that the profession and practice of medicine can be improved for the greater good.
 
 
Melissa
23 June 2009 @ 11:16 pm
submitted.
 
 
Melissa
Dry, itchy throat... sinus pressure... coughing... stuffy nose....

What do I have? I'm baffled.

I slept from 2 to 8pm. I woke up to make dinner, and now I'm going to work on my med school app. Hopefully I'll find the strength in me to pass out again in an hour.
 
 
Current Mood: sicksick
 
 
 
Melissa
28 May 2009 @ 08:56 pm
HAHA GOT AN A-


SAY WHAT?
 
 
Melissa
13 May 2009 @ 09:13 pm
Witnessed (I believe) a drug bust at SDSU today! At first I thought they had just pulled over a truck for speeding. But, they were there for at least an hour with the drug dog. Haha... wow, state.

Also, saw Star Trek last night. It was so good! Of course, it wasn't like the original, but I think it had the right feel for our time.

Now, back to studying!
 
 
Current Mood: thirstythirsty
 
 
Melissa
08 January 2009 @ 10:26 pm
Today, I encountered someone in building who went to the water and grabbed 2/3 cold water and 1/3 hot water in a small plastic cup. Now, I was a little confused as to why he would mix the waters? Did he want room temperature water immediately? Isn't that what the sink is for?

There are a lot of strange people working in this field. It's gotta be all the fumes from the drugs or something..
 
 
Current Mood: cheerfulcheerful
 
 
Melissa
05 November 2008 @ 11:49 pm
Driving is dangerous.

For whatever reason, I have seen more accidents than I ever have before. It's probably because I'm actually driving for the majority of the year instead of walking around school.

However, today, I had an old, nearly blind man drive in front of me from a dead stop as I was going 55 mph. The loser was in a left turn lane and SUDDENLY decided that he needed to go straight... pulling over TWO lanes, rather than the safe ONE lane. Thankfully, I stopped in time. But, I still hated him.

I was half-tempted to start a movement against old people who can't drive properly. I mean, really, if you can't let young kids drive without passing a test, why are you letting LESS responsive/half-blind seniors cause destruction on the roads?

RE-TEST OUR ELDERS!
 
 
Current Mood: enragedenraged
Current Music: Krazy: Pitbull
 
 
Melissa
So, a little over a week ago, I had a sudden onset of vertigo. Woke up Monday, and I was fine. Still, it was so intense and random that I decided to go to the doctor. Turns out I had viral labyrinthitis. Turns out I also had nystagmus (eye jerk)... but in ONE eye. An oddity. Got referred to the neurologist even though she didn't think I had MS.

A week later I experienced greater vertigo. I started to get a little scared. What was happening to me?!

Went to see the neurologist yesterday, and he couldn't find anything wrong with me besides some bad posture. He still gave me his card just in case I started to see double or have a greater loss of balance.

I'm fine. Still had a little vertigo driving home today. However, it's normal to experience vertigo for a couple weeks after the fact.

Hopefully this goes away and never happens again.
 
 
Current Mood: confusedconfused