Becoming a Physician

Scholarship recipients share their experiences as UF medical students

Archive for August, 2011

My first week as an MS1

Posted: Aug 21st, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

The night and morning before orientation were a bit nerve wrecking, as I did not know what to expect for my first day of medical school. The Dean, professors and directors of various departments, filled the morning sessions with several informative presentations. I really enjoyed learning more about the Medical Student Research Program (MSRP) because […]

Orientation Day 3

Posted: Aug 17th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

By way of ceremony and tradition, today was quite eventful. In the morning, all of us received the lab coats and scrubs we ordered over the summer; standard wear for those studying in the health professions. My scrubs are light-green, and getting them that morning made me feel more like a real medical student. As […]

Orientation Day 2

Posted: Aug 16th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

I arrived at day two of our orientation wearing plain clothes, thankful that we were able to forego the formality of suits for today. On the agenda this morning were a great deal of administrative issues: what we need to do to properly register for classes, forms to fill out if we want our loans […]

Orientation Day 1: As it turns out, you have to start somewhere.

Posted: Aug 15th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

Today was the first day of orientation. As much as I want to say that I woke up to thoughts of how exciting and incredible this day was going to be, how it was going to be the start of a truly rewarding career, I did wake up at 5:30 a.m., so my only impression […]

Lauren’s introduction

Posted: Aug 9th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

Hello readers! My name is Lauren Simmons, and I was born and raised in sunny South Florida but took a detour to the northeast to study chemical-biological engineering at MIT. My interest in medicine started when I was a young child when I would spend numerous hours at the eye doctor trying to correct my […]


Posted: Aug 9th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

Orientation begins in about a week, and the incoming class of 2015 has already had much to think about. Of course, there’s the usual business that accompanies matriculating into a new school: the forms that need to be turned in for immunizations, financial aid, and so forth. Also, there are the books that need to […]

A note of welcome

Posted: Aug 8th, 2011 •• Category: Uncategorized

Greetings, and welcome to my blog! How are you doing, by the way? Have you eaten breakfast yet?Are you seated comfortably and in a place with little or no distractions? Good for you. The blog you are currently reading is intended to be a diary, of sorts, of my experiences and thoughts as my classmates […]