Guys in Medicine: Guest Post by Judina

Judina just completed her first year of medical school.

Judina just completed her first year of medical school.

Judina is currently studying medicine at the University of Alberta. She has a BA from McGill and a MA from the University of Alberta, both in art history. During the summer after completing her MA she travelled to Europe where she was overwhelmed by her preoccupation with contemporary art that explored the human body and issues of embodiment. In 2011 she returned to Edmonton, to study for the MCAT (Medical College Admission Test), complete the prerequisites for medical school, and apply to medical school. After interviewing at four medical schools (in a process called the multi-mini interview, which consists of 10 eight-minute-long ethical scenarios that the interviewee has two minutes to prepare for between stations), Judina began medical school at the University of Alberta in August 2013. The transition from the arts into the monolithic culture of medicine was shocking in a number of ways, particularly in terms of gender, as discussed in what follows by Judina. You can follow Judina on Twitter and Instragram @JudinaJ.

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