A Change of Season

I thought heading home from the island would be filled with immeasurable stress of not knowing whether I would be returning in the near year. I didn’t want to say ‘See ya never!’ or celebrate anything until I knew if…

Never Better

Welcome back to the Scenic Route to MD. Last week’s post discussed the arrival to the island and first week of tropical living with in person medical school classes. As I mentioned, the initial days went relatively smoothly, but after…

Scenic Stories: Oris

Name: Oris Amegbe Where are you from? I am from Boston, MA What year are you in your training? I am in my 2nd year of medical school Why did you want to go into medicine? As a child with…

Scenic Stories: Mada

Name: Mada What country do you study/practice in? Currently a PGY-2 in Family Medicine in Canada Where are you from? That has become kind of a complicated question in recent years. Born in South Africa, grew up in small town…

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…

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…