I Need Your Help! Opinions on Fitness and Nutrition in College

I need some quotes!

Student Health 101 liked my last article and it which will be published in June. You may recall I asked for your help with that article a while back, thank you to those who responded!

My next article is about fitness and nutrition tips to get the year started right, to be published in September. Here is what I’m curious about:

What are the biggest challenges for college students to eat healthy  and exercise?

In your opinion, what are the best ways for college students to get exercise?

Do you feel that your fellow students take nutrition and exercise seriously? Why or why not?

If you want to help me out, answer any or all of the questions and write to me either by email (steve at mdjourney.com) or use my contact form. Please include your name, university and year in school.

Thanks in advance!

P.S. A recap of my first year is on it’s way soon, I promise.


My last final of my first year of medical school is today. 

Wow, it’s strange to think about that.

In honor of today, here is a picture of myself:


Apparently after so much studying, I have turned completely solid.

Seriously though, that’s a figurine my mom gave me as a gift for finishing my first year. I think it’s pretty cool, thanks mom!

Off to the neuro final…

Surviving the First Year of Med School E-book?

Pre meds and those about to enter medical school: are you interested in an E-book that compiles advice, strategies and tips for surviving the first year of med school?

I am considering this as a summer project. I am thinking about interviewing other med students (bloggers, classmates, people who post on SDN etc) and combining their thoughts along with my own into an easily accessible e-book.

Points of view outside my own would be helpful considering my experience is just a small drop in the reality of the med school experience across the United States. Schools are different, people are different. I want to identify some broad principles that can be applicable to pretty much all first year medical students.

A few other thoughts:

  • I think around 20 pages would be a reasonable length.
  • A few ideas I’m tossing around in my head include advice for particular classes, handling relationships in med school, achieving balance and what to be thinking about in terms of the future.
  • I think it would be really cool if this were a free resource.
  • Essentially I want to make a great guide that would have been really useful to me last summer and throughout the past school year.

I would love to hear some of your feedback. Would you be interested in something like this?

If so, what topics would you like to see addressed?