Tuesday, June 12, 2012

A few Good Books

  • •The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks by Rebecca Skloot
  • Stiff: The Curious Life of Human Cadavers by Mary Roach (warning, while I really enjoyed this book, it discusses what happens to bodies after death, including organ donation/ harvests, causes of death and scientific research done on cadavers in detail. You have been warned)
  • A Brief History of Medicine by Paul Strathern
  • •Anything by the Mutter Museam (medical curiosities)
  • Girl with a Dragon Tatoo by Stieg Larsson (the movie is quite good too, some excellent cinematography and great visual shots. it is rated R however, and very rightly so.)
  • most books by Caroline B Cooney are good for easy and entertaining reads. They ask interesting questions, and while fluffly, are still entertaining.
  • Death and the Virgin Queeen by Chris Skidmore
  • Physics of the Impossible by Michio Kaku
  • Mortal Instruments series by Cassandra Clare 
  • Catalyst by Laurie Halse Anderson (I will admit that I love most all her books though)
  • more to follow later :)

Post High School Plans

So, just to elaborate on my post high school plans:
I will be attending the University of Utah - College of Engineering/ Honors College. I have been pre-accepted into major status in Bioengineering. This means that while most students need to apply to join my major, they decided that i am special enough to just join the major right away. What does this mean for me: right now, not much. In the future: I can take 3000 level classes right away, and I'm already a part of the Biomed family :).
I am part of a fellowship program at the U in engineering that will allow me to start doing research right away, which is super exciting. I am also part of the President's club, which is mostly a name, but also a lot of really cool networking oppourtunities, and a great scholarship.
When in Utah, I'm going to be doing a lot of volunteering with kids. For this I am really excited. I'm hoping to get involved with PCH, Girl Scouts in Utah (already involved here, just need to move), and with the U.
My future/ long term plans: Pediatric Oncology (study/ treatment of childhood cancers). This means undergrad, med school, intership, residency, and fellowship. Then I can start my career. So, I will be spending a long time learning in schools, but I will never truely stop.