A First-Hand Account of the SOAP

A First-Hand Account of the SOAP

One of the most frequent questions I get from pre-med and junior medical students is, “What happens if I don’t get into residency?” I usually try my best to address these questions and concerns, but generally just provide the assurance that everything will be okay. To be completely honest, until recently, I wasn’t even too … Continue reading

The Light at the End of the Tunnel – What Match Day Really Feels Like

The Light at the End of the Tunnel – What Match Day Really Feels Like

March 15th, 2013; The Ides of March; The historically unlucky day that marks the anniversary of theĀ  assassination of Julius Caesar; The day that Allison Greco got her first real job as an internal medical resident. Match day works similarly to the way fraternity and sorority rush work. After interviewing, applicants electronically submit a list … Continue reading

Paging Dr. Greco

Paging Dr. Greco

During this month’s Radiology rotation, I spent a day in the hospital mammography clinic observing mammograms, breast ultrasounds, and needle-guided biopsies. While I really enjoyed interacting with some incredible women and thought my radiology course was both educational and practical, those are stories best left for another time. This story is about when the gravity … Continue reading