Hey! I’m Mary Ella. Welcome to my blog, Mod Med. Here you will find musings of a medical student, writing to wrap my brain around life. I started this blog to document my journey through medical school and make the path to becoming a doctor a little less intimidating. You don’t have to be brilliant to be a doctor; you just have to work hard and care. Time is going to pass no matter what you decide to do. My hopes are that this blog will inspire people to figure out why they are here and make a difference in the world.
Aside from medicine, another one of my passions is traveling. By sharing experiences as I venture through the world, I hope to contribute to the ever-growing book of stories that this world has cultivated. Life is too short to pass up opportunities to learn more about this planet and the people that shape it; past, present and future. There is an endless amount of knowledge tucked away in the perspectives of struggling shopkeepers, scientists and philosophers, artists and teachers, loving family members and children learning and living in a world that isn’t always kind. I aim to not only seek out these untold stories, but also actively do good in a world that isn’t always fair. Sustainability both in travel (supporting local economies) and global health (increasing access to healthcare long term) is an ongoing theme in my posts.
One last thing: huge wine enthusiast here… emphasis on enthusiast (no wine-snobs aloud!). Learning about wine from all around the world is one of my favorites hobbies because wine is an integral part of so many cultures. It also has the potential to add a lot to your life in terms of health (and it honestly doesn’t have to break the bank). Some of my happiest moments are sitting outside with a glass of wine and having a great conversation. I want more people to have these blissful moments and travel around the world with just a wine glass. So here I write– to make becoming a doctor, traveling the world, making a difference and enjoying wine a little less intimidating. I hope you enjoy!
– Mary Ella Wood
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