Who Am I?

I am a third year medical student hoping to catalog this long and arduous journey.  Sometimes this journey can feel like a lonely road but we really are all in this together.  This blog is part real-time journaling, part post-event reflection and other assorted odd and ends associated with medical school.  I started this out as a way to keep track for myself how my own thoughts and feelings evolve as my education furthers.  I want to remember my first experiences with patients and document my own triumphs and failures. 

Whats with the title? I knew I wanted the title of my blog to effectively encapsulate the feelings I associated with my medical education--hence 'Waiting for MD'. At this juncture the MD I hope to eventually earn is as elusive as Godot and I want to use this blog as a way to catalog the roller coaster of my medical education.

So please, join me in this wonderful adventure, share with me your own thoughts, feelings, achievements, failures.

Questions? Comments? Concerns? Please feel free to leave any and all below

1 comment:

  1. Hello,

    My name is Nicole Kim and I’m an associate publicist for Astor + Blue Editions. We’re promoting our own medical thriller, Dead Wrong by Allen Wyler, a renowned neurosurgeon who served on the faculties of both the University of Washington and the University of Tennessee and developed a neuroscience institute with the prestigious Swedish Medical Center in 1992. In an effort to promote the book among the medical community, we’d like to send you a complimentary copy of Dead Wrong for review, with the hope that you’ll perhaps consider a good thriller and post comments/opinions about it to your site, Waiting for MD, or even “spotlight” the book on your site.

    Dead Wrong is a medical thriller that covers the story of neurosurgeon Tom McCarthy, who comes across a secret government program designed to transfer terrorists' memories into innocent people's minds as a way of getting information to fight terrorism. Government agents are intent on killing him to keep quiet about the program and McCarthy risks everything to stay one step ahead of them. What’s great about Dead Wrong is that Wyler uses his experiences from his practice to create a chilling, fast-paced, and well-crafted plot that just grabs your attention. Coming from a medical standpoint, Wyler’s experiences as a neurosurgeon influence the medical details that the book is packed with, which I enjoyed immensely as it added character and the author’s expertise in neurology to the story.

    If you’re interested in reading Dead Wrong in either hardcopy or digital format, just let me know and I’ll send along an advance copy. We can also send author/cover images and relevant links if you’d prefer to just “spotlight” the book on your site. We hope that Dead Wrong sounds like an interesting and fun read for you as a medical student, and we'd be delighted to send you a free copy for your enjoyment. (If not, we apologize for the inconvenience.)

    Thank you so much and I look forward to hearing from you soon!


    Nicole Kim

    1700 Rockville Pike, Ste 400 | Rockville, MD 20852
    (301) 998-6129