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Jonathan Taylor's Diary                  Viewed 51652 times          Get diary email alerts



Name
Jonathan Taylor

School
West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM)

Graduating
2011, DO degree

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Perspectives
My profile and pre-med prep.

Total diary entries
58 posted.

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2/4/2009I look up and its been many months since my last entry. I deeply apologize to those who have sent me questions that have went unanswered. I have no go...
11/13/2008Tomorrow is my last day of surgery. I am sort of sad to say good-bye to it. This rotation molded me. I came into it as a complete idiot. My first week...
10/11/2008Getting ready to start my last week of internal medicine. This marks the end of my 3rd rotation. I must say that I feel as if I've learned alot since...
8/24/2008Sitting here in my new house in KY finally unpacked and figured that I should update my readers on the last two months of my life finally! Lets see, g...
6/17/2008Two days till I take Step I! I'm writing this as I finish up studying for this test. I have to review one more practice test, and then I'm officiall...
6/6/2008Right now I'm in the middle of preparing for boards so thats why I haven't updated in a long time. Basically, my life consists of waking up to study...
3/13/2008After this wonderful day, I really felt obligated to blog about it. Well, I have to say that the week started off pretty bad at first. A lot of things...
2/27/2008This will be a really quick entry since I have to get ready for PBL group in twenty minutes. First of all, thanks for all the kind words from my last ...
2/9/2008Boy, time sure has flown by since my last entry. So much has happened in my life since I've last wrote. Lets see, I learned about the stomach, the br...
12/10/2007Decided to throw up a quick update before PBL group starts in 30 minutes. We are studying the biochem/physiology behind diabetes for today, so I reall...
11/21/2007So its the night before Thanksgiving, and I have a whole lot to be thankful for. I'm thankful to be a medical student. There is a lot of stress and w...
10/13/2007Wow, I didn't realize that its been so long since I've last posted a blog. I look up and half of the semester has gotten away from me. The last few ...
8/25/2007Week two of my 2nd year has come and gone. Nothing has really changed since last year, except that I try to cover information in a typical day. My goa...
8/12/2007I figured that I should make an entry before I start back class tomorrow. So I've been back in WV about a week mainly helping out the 1st yr medical ...
7/20/2007Here I am on my last day of work. Yep, the summer came and went and my time at the ER has come and gone with it. If you've read my posts in the past...
6/29/2007Wow, I look up and the first month of my summer break is done. Yep, I'm officially an OMSII two now and finished the first year #1 in my class--prais...
5/17/2007I really should be studying right now, but I just felt like I needed to post. I just wanted to tell someone about the good feeling I just had. With ...
5/11/2007This entry is coming way of the Charlotte, NC airport. I have an hour before my plans boards for Nashville, TN and then a few hours drive home. My br...
5/4/2007This entry is coming by way of grand rounds. Grand rounds is where the second year PBL students present their cases to an audience of their peers (ph...
4/18/2007I have so much to write about, where do I start? Well, first I have to tell about my recent medical mission trip to Honduras. It was downright fanta...
2/26/2007Well, one of the hardest weeks in my medical career has come and gone. I am officially done with Clinicals Skills 101 and OPP lab 101 forever. Now, ...
2/20/2007Wow, I just got done with an action-packed day full of tests, and I'm literally beat. Whats amazing is that I didn't stay up late last night studyi...
2/9/2007You look up and its the middle of February. Pretty soon, anatomy, clinical skills, and OPP lab will be coming to an end me us PBL'ers and time will ...
1/22/2007Can you get into medical school from a small, I mean small undergrad? Well, I did and maybe I can give others who are in that predicament some pointer...
1/12/2007PBL, PBL, PBL. Many of you have heard of PBL and have formed good or bad opinions of the curriculum. I've been in the program for over a semester n...
1/3/2007My first semester of medical school is officially over. Medical school thus far has been a once in a life time experience that I'm so glad I get to ...
11/20/2006I turned 24 today. I distinctly remember being asked at age 12 where do I see myself at least ten years from then. I remember saying that I would be...
10/16/2006Yea, I'm back. Its been a good minute since my last entry, but I've made it back to ya. Anyways, I feel like I've officially gotten into the med ...
10/16/2006Yea, I'm back. Its been a good minute since my last entry, but I've made it back to ya. Anyways, I feel like I've officially gotten into the med ...
10/16/2006Yea, I'm back. Its been a good minute since my last entry, but I've made it back to ya. Anyways, I feel like I've officially gotten into the med ...
10/4/2006Medical school may be manageable if you make it that way. Meaning, skip the non-mandatory lectures and sleep in!! Since I've started skipping some ...
9/15/2006This week of medical school really has me worn out. Nothing is out of the usual, but I'm just really tired tonight for some reason. Anyways, things...
9/3/2006This holiday weekend is what the student-doctor ordered...lol. Forgive the pun. I'm up late typing this and am a little tired. Although its a holi...
8/26/2006My second full week of medical school has just come to an end. You know what? I think I can do this. Gross anatomy is still tough, I still study ma...
8/19/2006Yea, I should be studying something right now. Thats the guilt I get everytime I'm not studying. I constantly feel behind which is a strange, unwel...
8/16/2006Just finished day 3 of my medical career. Three days in feels like I've been at it for months. I've probably logged more study hours these last fe...
8/1/2006Medical school, huh. So you pack up all your life belongings in a few vehicles, say goodbye to people close to you, and head to a brave new land. Re...
7/17/2006As I type, Iím on my last ER shift. (Iím just training the new guyÖthatís why I got so much time to kill). These are the last few hours that Iíll act...
7/8/2006I've been back from vacation since last Sunday and my last day of work is in a week, yet I don't know what state of mind I will be in when it arrive...
6/25/2006This is a quick entry before I leave in twelve hours for my long needed vacation. I'm just so ready to get on the open road and leave my cares here ...
6/15/2006A year ago I was in this application/MCAT studying cycle stressing out beyond all ends. Now, I'm sitting on my lazy butt getting ready to start medi...
5/27/2006Okay, X3 was a big disappointment to me. (Don't read any further if you don't want to know the movie details). I just got back from seeing it a few...
5/21/2006You ever just wake up and realize that you'll be knee deep in medical school in only three months? Yes, that realization is really hitting me now. ...
5/13/2006Its been a good minute since I've last written. I have so much that I want to write about, so I warn you now that this entry might be sorta long. S...
5/1/2006"Are you sure you want to do this? Are you sure you want to become a doctor?" When I volunteered at my local ER a few summers ago, a certain doctor wo...
4/23/2006This is the third entry that I've typed this day. Each time that I would get near finished, something would come up, and I would turn off the comput...
4/15/2006This entry is in a response a lady asked me about my experience with homeschooling since she is entertaining the idea of homeschooling her kids as wel...
4/9/2006If you live long enough, someone will hurt you inevitably. You can expect that from your friends and others outside your family, but its really worse...
4/3/2006It seems like I can only write these entries from the E.R. I guess this place gives me the inspiration to write. Yes, sometimes I do get a lot of fr...
3/29/2006Just to give an update. I went to the cardiologist on Monday. He did a heart echo and said that I have mitral valve prolapse. He said its usually c...
3/26/2006Another day on the job for me. Its 3:51 a.m., and I have to say that this E.R. shift has not been too bad at all (knock on wood). I got to spend a g...
3/22/2006Spring is finally here, but it is stinkin cold in NW TN! I really wanted to do some yard work this week, but the weather just would not allow it. I ...
3/15/2006Man, its already the middle of March. Time sure flies when you are not in school. There is so much that I want to do before I start school, and I ho...
2/18/2006Its been a little bit since I've last posted. I want to say thanks to those who read this diary and have asked questions. Not much medically relate...
2/3/2006Well, I said that I would post my personal statement on here, so here it is:

All my life I have been taught one among many characteristi...
1/22/2006Its 5:14 a.m. in the E.R., and I can finally sit down. (I work as an E.R. technician). My shift started at 7:00p.m. last night, and it has been a ve...
1/14/2006I said that I will try to update my diary regularly, and I intend to keep my word. Allow me to address the reason why I am trying to become a doctor....
1/7/2006Hey, my name is Jonathan, and I will be attending West Virginia School of Osteopathic medicine in the fall of 06. As I was going through the applica...




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