Author: Claire McDaniel

Claire McDaniel Claire McDaniel (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Claire is a member of Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Class of 2018. A thorough third culture kid (don’t ask her where she’s from unless you have a few hours), she enjoys running, coffee, and medieval French literature. Follow her on Twitter for pithy M1 musings and funny medical jokes.




But Where Are the Snows of Yesteryear?

“Mais où sont les neiges d’antan? But where are the snows of yesteryear?” Not many people are experts in medieval French poetry. It’s a tiny corner of academia, filled with people whose passions and imaginations lie a millennium in the past. And so many of those academics, and I do use that term in the most tweed-wearing, bookish, kindly way possible, have their classes relegated to the far corners of campus, to buildings who are themselves of a different century. Or at the very least, of an era before air conditioning.

It’s Hard Keeping a White Coat Clean

As I was standing in my apartment building’s laundry room scrubbing away at a stubborn coffee stain, I kept up a steady stream of curses at my white coat. In the seven weeks since I’d first donned it, my coat had apparently decided that it preferred to be any color but white. A Tide-to-Go pen is now a permanent fixture in my pocket, and it’s used almost as often as the actual pens. It’s odd …

Claire McDaniel Claire McDaniel (2 Posts)

Contributing Writer

Georgetown University School of Medicine


Claire is a member of Georgetown University School of Medicine’s Class of 2018. A thorough third culture kid (don’t ask her where she’s from unless you have a few hours), she enjoys running, coffee, and medieval French literature. Follow her on Twitter for pithy M1 musings and funny medical jokes.