Introduction: Elise Fitzmaurice

Hello everyone!

My name is Elise Fitzmaurice and I am a second-year at MSU. I am a Human Biology major with a minor in Creative Writing (I know, weird) and I’m a pre-med student through Lyman Briggs College. My end-goal is to become a surgeon, but for now, I just need to get into medical school. Baby steps (>.<). In my free time, I love to write and paint. I have written a handful of novels and started a blog this summed named The Underrepresented Physician where I interview demographically underrepresented physicians and share their stories with other pre-med students. This is one of my favorite pastimes, as it combines my two favorite things!

I’m particularly looking forward to Week Five where we go over podcasting. I love podcasts and I’m excited to learn about the “behind the scenes” portion of podcast making. As for the week I’m least excited for, I’d say the final week because exam week always ~sucks~. However, I’m thankful we’re doing an essay because I think that will be a nice break from orgo (*gag*).

Zoom-university has really forced me to expand my learning and studying habits. I’m an auditory/visual learner, so seeing and hearing professors become giddy about something helps me cement learning. With school being on Zoom, it’s harder for me to retain what professors are teaching because I am constantly distracted because they’re not right in front of me. Thus, on top of the impressive workload some of my professors have managed to slap down on my desk, I’ve had to put in a few extra hours with my new pal Khan Academy. While this sucks and everyone is feeling the pain that is online school (and teaching, working, living, etc), I’m thankful I’m being forced to gain better-than-mediocre study habits.

See you all in class!


One thought on “Introduction: Elise Fitzmaurice

  1. Hi Elise! Thank you for this thoughtful and reflective blog post! I think it is really cool that you are pursuing both human biology and creative writing– always do what brings you happiness! It is also great that you began your own blog that brings these two paths together, I would love to check it out! I also enjoy writing and painting (I mostly do oil landscapes).

    The week on podcasting should be a lot of fun and allow students to tap into their creativity! Getting Curious is one of my favorite podcasts, so I’m really excited for everyone to listen to the assigned episode!

    I look forward to hearing more about your thoughts and experiences throughout this semester!

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