Written by Derek Wolfe, who is a student in the Class of 2021 and the 2018-2019 president of the Class of 2021 Medical Student Council.


If you’re reading this, you’re in luck. You’ve made it to Central Michigan University’s College of Medicine official student blog known as Medicine is Central.

First, thank you for reading. We hope this will be the first of many posts you read as students from all four years detail their medical school journeys. It is our sincere belief that each student has a great story worth telling.

Second, since this is the first post, I wanted to take a moment to describe what this blog is and what it isn’t.

What it isn’t

If you were hoping this would be a space to learn about how to write your secondary application, different study strategies, or how to succeed academically in medical school, I’m afraid you’ll be left disappointed. There are countless places to read about those topics, like Student Doctor Network.

Also, you can always reach out to our Office of Student Affairs. It is staffed by kind, caring people who can get you the information you’re looking for.

What it is

Ask any med student and most will tell you they spend like 90% of their waking hours studying or thinking about studying. This blog serves to capture the 10% of time we’re not doing that. Each medical student comes from a unique background with unique experiences that has led them to this point. We don’t want to lose sight of that fact. This blog will be the reminder that even though we are medical students, we all have different passions and hobbies that make us who we are.

In the coming weeks you’ll hear from an M1 about his adjustment to school. You’ll also read about wedding planning, using music for stress relief, and having a dog in medical school. Of course, there will be much more as well.

Whether you are just starting your pre-med journey in undergrad, a prospective medical student at the beginning of the application cycle, or a recent College of Medicine graduate curious about what’s going on in Mt. Pleasant, we hope what you read is insightful, helpful, and maybe even inspirational.

Follow along.