Posts under McMaster

Something From Nothing

  • Posted on: 14 April 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

To protect patient privacy, names were altered in the retelling of this story.

I entered the room behind Dr. McDonald and introduced myself to John and his wife. They were an older couple – likely in their 70s – who seemed pleasant.

10 TED Talks to Help You Be Well

  • Posted on: 2 February 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

Being a medical student can be hard sometimes. When you’re digging your car out from under the snow to go to 6 AM rounds and haven’t done your laundry or eaten a well-balanced meal in weeks, it can be hard to take a step back and see the whole picture. It’s super important to spend time doing the things we enjoy, and to practice mindfulness and gratitude in our everyday lives. Here are a few TED talks that I’ve loved, bookmarked, and watch periodically that help keep me well, balanced and grounded:

What is Wellness to Me? One Student's Experience

  • Posted on: 27 January 2016
  • By: OMSA Admin

It is with great pleasure, and a slight bit of trepidation (I’m not used to writing about myself!), that I start off this series of blog posts about wellness. In the coming weeks, you will hear from my colleagues on the OMSA Wellness Committee - a group of driven individuals who are passionate about the self-care and balance in medical students - about their views on wellness.

Book to Bedside 2013

  • Posted on: 10 November 2013
  • By: OMSA Admin

Over the past weekend I had the opportunity to visit the Michael G. DeGroote School of Medicine at McMaster University for their annual "Book to Bedside" Internal Medicine symposium. Organized by McMaster medical students in their final year, this event provided a great combination of information about choosing Internal Medicine as a career, information about McMaster’s Internal Medicine residency programs, and hands-on, interactive workshops geared towards students in their last two years of medical school. As a third year medical student at Schulich