So, since my last post, I took yet another US medical licensing exam (Step 2 CS) AND applied to internal medicine residency. How’s that for a busy week!?
Hopefully all the big hurdles are over, and assuming I passed everything *fingers crossed,* I don’t have to take any more boards during medical school! Yay!
With all that’s been going on as a 4th year, I’ve been behind on posts; I baked this banana walnut bread waaay back in July! I was on my medicine subinternship where I act as an intern resident – carrying my own patients, calling consults, writing orders, admitting and discharging, and I wanted to bring food for my first night call.
All I have to say is night call is bad for your waistline. Especially if, like me, you eat to stay awake.
Although a lot of work, sub-i’s are definitely an awesome experience – nothing like responsibility to your sick patients forces you learn fast!
I was talking to a fellow classmate, who commented that somehow over transition from 3rd to 4th year, everyone definitely matured and became so much more responsible. Although the M.D. was always a distant light at the end of the tunnel, it suddenly seems a lot closer once starting the final year!
The past few months – especially the last 3 weeks – have been really tough, and I’ve built up quite a sleep debt. I’ve applied to various residency programs and, like thousands of neurotic med students, wait eagerly for interviews.
Right now’s the calm before the storm (of interview season), so I’ll catch up on some Z’s (and baking) while I can!
Banana Walnut Bread with Oat Streusel
2/3 cup granulated sugar
8 tablespoons (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
2 large eggs
3 ripe bananas, mashed
1 tablespoon milk
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 teaspoon salt
1 tablespoon butter, cut
2 tablespoons oats
1 teaspoon cinnamon
1 tablespoon flour
1 tablespoon brown sugar
Preheat the oven to 325F. Butter a loaf pan.
With a mixer, cream the sugar and butter in a large bowl. Beat in the eggs, then mix in the mashed bananas and milk. In another bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder, baking soda, salt, and cinnamon. Add the flour mixture to the wet ingredients, mixing by hand until just combined (do not overmix).
Pour batter into loaf pan. Combine all the streusal ingredients then sprinkle on top the the batter in the pan.
Bake for 1 hour-1 hour 10 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Set aside to cool completely before slicing. Enjoy!