Megan Thruston

Not a fish

It took a full minute of back scratching and hair stroking before she stirred. “Hey, girlie,” I whispered as I leaned over the bed. “I’m going to work now. Can I have a big hug and a kiss?” Without opening her eyes, she stretched her arms out, wrapped them around my neck and planted a kiss on my cheek. “Are you going to go do surgery on people?” she asked, eyes still closed. “Yep. Go … Read More

Med School Parenting Made Easy With This One Simple Trick!

When people learn that I am both a medical student and a single mom, there are a few questions they tend to ask. These include: “Are you insane?” “Do you have a live-in nanny?” “How do you manage to do all that while maintaining such a gorgeous complexion and impressive personal physique?” “Is your family nearby?” “How do you study with a toddler around?” The first four questions are easy enough to answer: 1) Yes, … Read More

Top 4 tips for being the child of a medical student

The following is a post written by an anonymous guest author as a companion piece to the AMA article “Top 10 Tips for Living with a Medical Student.” 1. Keep track of their schedule. You are a source of endless joy and inspiration for your parent, therefore it’s critical that you know when their big exams are so you can give them a boost the night before. Little things like fighting bedtime and then waking … Read More

Making my net

“Mamaaaa. Heyyy Mamaaa! I need fresh water with ice! HEY MAMAAA! It’s morning time!” I glanced at my phone and saw that it was indeed morning time. In fact it was already 6:10 a.m., which meant that I had overslept, though I hardly felt refreshed since I had been up studying until almost 2:00 a.m. After a few minutes of silence, I heard the soft thudding of feet on the hallway carpet. A moment later, … Read More

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