My name is Lindsay and I am a medical student. I graduated from Arizona State University with a degree in Biological Science in 2014, and will be graduating medical school in 2019.
I own more running shoes and workout clothes than any normal human should, but I also truly love to bake cupcakes and cook new recipes. My life is a constant battle of not allowing my enormous school obligations get in the way of my love for running, cooking homemade meals, and spending time doing the time with the people I love.
Running. In the war of exercise, running is my weapon of choice. The feeling I get after a nice run is addicting and I love to go outside and enjoy the sunshine and beautiful weather. I’ve been trying to add some strength training into my workouts but I always go back to a nice easy run. I have completed 6 half marathons and hope to finish a full sometime in the future! Its good to have goals right? 🙂
Ivy. Ivy is my miniature dachshund who I love with all my heart. I got her during my first year of medical school and we have been through it all together – she is my very best buddy even though sometimes she chews on my Nikes.
What is Osteopathic Medicine? Osteopathic Medical Schools (like mine!) grant the degree of Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine, DO. The only doctors in the United States that are completely licensed to practice in all fields of medicine, from surgery subspecialties to family medicine and pediatrics are DO’s and MD’s. Osteopathic Physicians gain hundreds of extra hours of training during medical school learning about the body’s natural way of healing itself through Osteopathic Manipulative Therapy (OMT), in addition to the core basic science curriculum that all MD’s undergo. Osteopathic Physicians can incorporate these manipulations to help heal the body in a more natural way. MD’s and DO’s complete the same post-graduate training and work side-by-side in all fields of medicine. At a rough glance, there is not much of a difference between DO’s and MD’s, but once learning about the philosophies, the uniqueness of Osteopathic Medicine becomes a little clearer.
Any other questions? Ask me 🙂
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**DISCLAIMER: Although I’m studying hard and am learning so much about medicine, I’m not a doctor yet! Nothing on this site should be taken as medical advice and you should always consult your primary care physician with any questions regarding your health, diet, or exercise. All opinions are my own.