Since I’ve tagged people I follow, I figured that it was time to answer the questions to my own tag. I hope that it’ll will give you an image of who I am!
- Who are you?
My name is Mavis and I’m a medical student in Europe. I’ve just started my first year in medical school.
- How did you come up with your blog name/username?
My blog name is Doctor in spe. The term ‘in spe’ is Latin for ‘in the future’ or ‘to be’. Since I studied Latin in high school I wanted my blog to kind of refer to that period.
- How would you describe your blog?
Doctorinspe is currently a mix of everything that interests me and is related to the medical field. Sometimes I like giving my opinion on a subject, sometimes I’ll write about something that’s noteworthy. It varies a lot!
- What made you choose the medical field?
When I was a kid I loved watching a show called ‘there ones was…’ which was a series on the human body, made for children. That show has always laid a foundation to pursue a career in medicine.
- What are your best tips for future medical students?
Don’t forget to enjoy medical school. There are a lot of things to do when you’re not studying so go out every once and a while and have some fun! Don’t miss out on the fun because you’re always studying!
- What’s your favorite quote?
Life is not the amounts of breath you take, it’s the moments that take your breath away – Will Smith.
- Best memory in medical school?
My best memory was getting into medical school. It was just so gratifying. I remember screaming like 5 minutes before I could process the whole thing. When I told my brother he did the exact same thing :’).
- What’s one course you struggled with?
Biochemistry. Purely because I was too lazy to make time to study it (yes I have flaws too). Biochemistry is quite a detailed course and I shouldn’t have postponed it that much. You can’t start learning chapter two if you don’t know the first chapter. Biggest mistake in medical school!
- Name one thing you want to achieve this year.
I would like to pass all of my classes upcoming semester 🙂 but I would also love to make this blog into something that I will be proud of.
- What’s your favorite book?
My favorite medical related book is the emperor of all maladies by Siddhartha Mukherjee. I gave a brief resume on my blog so check it out! The main reason why I liked it is because of the infinite dedication these people showed for cancer research. The world needs more people like that!
- What do you do in your free time?
I blog whenever I find some time and I love watching movies and series. My current favorite series is Grimm and the best movie I watched last month was Sing.
- What do you want to major in?
I have no idea and I don’t even worry about that right now. I still have 6 more years to go so I’ll figure that out along the way ;).
- How do you study productively?
I’m currently using flashcards which helps me a lot! I also use the My homework application to track all of my tasks.
- How do you stay motivated in medical school?
Thinking about that beautiful white coat everytime I can.
- Who do you look up to?
I would like to name a scientist or someone who has done something extraordinary but I look up to my family. My mom dad and brother have supported me so much and I look up to them because of that
I hope you enjoyed this article! Let me know in the comment section if you’re going to do the medical tag :).
Lots of love
– M. Doctor in spe