Scenic Stories: Andrea

Name:  Andrea What year are you in school/residency? I am a 5th semester IMG student. I was fortunate to be accepted to the Medical University of the America’s in 2021. Where are you from? I am from Kenora, Ontario (22…

10 Things I Wish I Knew Before Starting …

Someone once told me that you should only go into medicine if there is absolutely NO other thing you can imagine yourself doing. Even if there is a hint of enjoying something else – do that instead. At the time…

Year One + Two (ish) in Review

Hey friends. Long time no update. I wish I had a more exciting reason as to why I’ve been MIA for almost a full year on here but unfortunately it just comes down to medical school being ridiculously busy and…

Schools + Stigma

Hey guys, welcome back. Just finished up another round of block exams this week which means there’s only one more full block to get through until finals! How did that happen? Even though the days sometimes seem to drag on,…

We Regret to Inform You…

Hey guys, welcome back to the Scenic Route and happy Monday. It’s been a busy few weeks with exams and working through some difficult yet interesting lectures; immunology, glycogen storage disorders and gene mutations oh myyy. This week’s post on…

Allow me to Introduce Myself

Well hello there, thanks so much for stopping by the Scenic Route to MD. I’m Jess, the massage therapist turned personal trainer turned surgical processor turned OR nurse turned international medical student. (You can probably already see where the term…