It is the year 2023. America awaits Baz Luhrmann’s 3D film adaptation of The Pearl, starring Leonardo DiCaprio and Elle Fanning.
I’m going to be a teaching assistant for Biochemistry I this fall! I’m looking forward to teaching again— I get my own 50-minute workshop, once a week.
Before I follow tumblogs, I usually visit their archives to estimate how often they post per day because I don’t want to be overwhelmed by the amount of content on my Dashboard. If someone is a heavy poster, I bookmark the page and visit independently.
What if Tumblr allowed users to create and move between multiple Dashboards? Users could assign the tumblogs they follow to different categories— this would function like feed aggregators on other websites.
This would make the Tumblr experience more organized and could facilitate more interaction between users. We have the technology…
How do you popular bloggers get noticed?
I don’t know how things get notes, major tags, or attention on here.
It’s frustrating because I put energy into what I think is a good presentation on this blog, but I feel like no one sees it.
It’s confusing because the right someone else will post the same thing and it will be popular in minutes. Or the things I post that do get attention already have hundreds/thousands of notes to begin with. I’m lucky to break a handful of notes on original posts.
So it’s either that my content isn’t that great, or I don’t have the right connections, or the right person isn’t reblogging them, or the posts don’t have enough notes to convince people to like it, or there aren’t enough posts about nudity and denim cut-offs and cats, or something.
Thanks are in order to my regular followers, though, I appreciate you. I would just love to know what I could do to take the blog to the next level.
went to a friend’s wedding/reception tonight
saw a cute girl
tried to get to know her
i had to do all the work in the conversation
it was like pulling teeth
WHATEVER AT LEAST I TRIED
i don’t know how people find romance at bars or clubs
why can’t i find it while blogging
or doing biochemistry
or making art
Get to know people of different ethnic and religious backgrounds. Learn about their lives. Become friends with them. Most people are good people. Education is the only cure for ignorance.
My visit to UT-Southwestern was fantastic.
I met first- and second-year students and learned about their experiences at UTSW. I came prepared with questions, so I really got something out of the day—
I learned that a plastic surgeon offers a drawing class to teach students how to see. I learned that there are many opportunities for students to become educated about and involved with health care policy. I learned what unique opportunities UTSW offers that students believe will prepare them to become better physicians.
I also learned that there is a student-run organization that ACTIVELY USES DESIGN TO FIND INNOVATIVE SOLUTIONS TO PROBLEMS IN HEALTH CARE (! !! !!! !!!!)— app-design, product-design, etc-design. That is so ME! I’ve been looking for something like this! This is exactly what I want to do!
It was a very productive, encouraging day. I’m so glad I was able to register for the event before it filled up. More and more, I believe I made the right decision to pursue medicine when and how I did. More and more, I believe my design background and personal interests will help me become a better student and practitioner.
My father worked for UTSW as a lab assistant shortly after moving here from India. My mother worked for the school as well, but in a non-science capacity. They’re both in non-science fields now, but what a romantic story it would be if, decades after they left UTSW, I returned as a student… I think it would be a neat story.
Tomorrow, I will visit one of my dream medical schools.
- attend a class with my designated mentor, a first-year medical student
- campus tour
- lunch and Q&A panel
To my readers in the greater Dallas area— are any of you interested in finding solutions to problems in health care, medicine, or public health?
I’d like to become involved with a local such think tank or create my own brain storm club.
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Earlier this week, my university held a health schools expo, which hosted deans and representatives from a number of [health] schools, in- and out-of-state. Picture a large room with booths for presenters.
Most of the medical schools in Texas were present, so I was able to use this opportunity to learn about nuances in school philosophy, unique experiences provided by each school, and differences in course structure from school to school. I also asked if the schools provided any opportunities for students to learn about and become involved in health care policy (most: yes).
I got a lot more out of the expo than I did last year— mostly because I have (and am building) a better understanding of what is important to me and what I hope to get out of a medical education. I’m also glad that Texas has so many quality medical schools.