Brigade day #4

Today we moved to the next community of Naranjal. The bus ride in the morning was a little bit shorter …

Back to Cofridia Metro

We returned to the same community today and once again there was a line of patients waiting for our arrival. …

First day of brigading

Wednesday in Honduras was the first day of medical brigading. We had a 5:30 a.m. wake up call, breakfast and …

Day 2 in Honduras

Everyone crashed pretty hard last night after a long trip, but we were bright eyed this morning ready to get …

And we’re off

After months of planning the day has finally come to take off on the trip of a lifetime. We boarded …

Is all this stress really necessary?

It is 2 a.m. and you’re thinking to yourself, “How did I get into this situation again?” You know, where …

An ounce of prevention: sitting is the silent killer

One day as my focus faded from studying, I thought about how much I had been sitting that day, and …

Imitation: not just for vanilla

My first bike was pink with a cute basket, a loud bell, streamers coming off the handles, and of course …

Why you should make friends in grad school

Congrats, you made it to Des Moines University! All your hard work through undergrad has finally paid off. Now that …

So, why feet?

It never fails. Once I tell someone I’m going into medicine, their next question is, “What do you want to …

Friday recipe: quin-WHAT?

Whenever I mention to someone that I am going to have a quinoa dish, I normally receive a “what did …

The final summer

As we come down to the last med-school-free week of our summer, my fellow DO’14s and I will soon resume …