Since you last heard from me….

Nearly 3,000 miles were put on my car, I visited 7 states (skied in 3 of them) and completed a …

Exploring the neighborhood

This past year living in Michigan for rotations has been such a blur. It is very different from Des Moines …

Podiatry residency interviews

If you’re seeking for advice on how to prepare yourself to be the best interviewee ever, I’m the wrong gal. …

Where’s my pasta sauce?

I always have leftover cooked pasta in the fridge and my favorite quick food is pasta with tomato sauce. Except …

The Shift before Christmas

Today, in the spirit of the season, I’d like to share a piece of poetry that I’ve just concluded as …

Keeping warm? Don’t forget about the pooch!

What better way to say you love your pet than a super warm sweater? How about some booties to protect …

How do you eat your gravy?

I was looking for gravy recipes online and I couldn’t believe how many variations exists! I just wanted something to …

TGI Black Friday

As soon as the Thanksgiving festivities were concluded this past Thursday, I immediately rushed home to begin my preparations. Time …

Instant doc, just add med school

With Thanksgiving break rapidly approaching, I feel as though I ought to share a peculiar observation with my friends and …

The flow of being a student

Life as a first-year student has been all about flow and in my first weeks I had none. Switching gears …

A scoop a day

Second-year D.P.M. student Nettie Bartel writes about one of her favorite foods & shares the best places in Des Moines …

Like a great monster panting for breath…

Dr. William Child, a surgeon in the civil war, once wrote that “After a great battle, the whole Army is …