3 Ways in Which My Kollegium Experience Bettered my Study Habits

In a future post I’ll do a pros/cons for Kollegiums in general so you can pick properly, but this one is an entirely a pro: how my placement in a Kollegium has made me a better student. I’m very big on optimizing time and separating “work” and “play”. This helps me get my work done... Continue Reading →

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Core Course Week Finale: Existentialism in the Macro-anatomy Lab

"Before operating on a patient’s brain, I realized, I must first understand his mind: his identity, his values, what makes his life worth living ... [these] are what make medicine holy and wholly impossible." - Paul Kalanithi; When Breath Becomes Air To conclude our Core Course Week, we went on a trip to the University of Copenhagen medical... Continue Reading →

“Everyone with some sense of self-respect experiences a little back pain!”

This title was inspired, and spoken by Dr. Dorthe Olsen of Lægerne Nørrestræde, a general practitioner in the Randers municipality. Though unintentional, I thought these few words provided great insight into the medical field. Our visits during Core Course Week allowed me to reflect more on not only my interest in medicine, but also how... Continue Reading →

Oh, yeah … classes

Welp, vacation's over. Today marks the completion of my first week of classes in Copenhagen! Although roaming Copenhagen whenever I felt like it was fun while it lasted, I do appreciate actually being on a schedule. So, reflection time! For those who don't know, I'm in DIS's Medical Practice & Policy program (MPP). Consequently, I'm... Continue Reading →

Why Study Abroad?: A Prospective Outlook

Less than 2% of college students in the US study abroad. Personally, I think that’s nuts, and apparently so does the National Association of Foreign Student Advisers (NAFSA). This lack of traveling students has had tangible effects; almost half of companies have listed a missed international business opportunity due to a lack of personnel who... Continue Reading →

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