Sunday, January 11, 2015

Flash Forward 3 Years

Recently it has come to my attention that this blog is still a thing.  My last entry was in 2012, which, holy shit that was a long time ago.  In October of 2012 I was... let's see. ..

In October 2012 I guess I was...  wow, I was early in my 1st year of med school.  Is that right?  Man, time flies.  First year is a crazy blur of books, quizzes, exams, cadavers, and learning so much.  Learning science, learning to wear the white coat, learning how not to hurt too many people too much of the time. Wow, learning anatomy and physiology, learning how to use a scalpel, a retractor, a stethoscope, a reflex hammer haha.

Then I suppose in September 2013, I was a second year, learning that I knew nothing about anatomy, physiology, or using a scalpel.  At the end of second year in June 2014 I took Step 1 of the boards, which is a whole other thing...

Then in July 2013, I started 3rd year of med school, which feels like where my education really began.  Man, I'll have to start sharing these stories again...

Today I am half way thru my 3rd year of med school; I'm on my psychiatry rotation, which explains why I have time to write this blog again!  I was reading through all my old posts from when I was trying to get into med school, and it's actually really nice to have a record of how I was feeling and what I was thinking.

So, I'm starting up again, Part 2: Return of the Blog.  And since it's been so long, so much has changed, I decided to change my name to Lucky Jack.  I'm sure I'll take the time to explain the name change soon, but in short, the person I was when I wrote all these previous posts is so different from who I am today.  Axl Rose, goodbye dear friend.

Besides writing this blog for my own edification, the other reason is because I love interacting with other people in their own journeys.  I encourage you to share your own journeys with me, through comments, emails, angry responses, questions, whatever.

Please feel free to contact me at

Your Friend,

Lucky Jack


1 comment:

  1. so glad to see a new post from you. I discovered your blog in 2012 and read through all your posts. your blog has helped me so much as a fellow underdog who was also told by his advisor to give up on med school. I had to recover from a rough start in college but am happy to say I'm finally applying to med school. Through this whole process there were times when I felt hopeless and I would come back to your blog and read your post about your undergrad gpa and how you overcame that and ended up at a top med school - super inspiring!