August 28, 2017
“As osteopathic physicians, we seek to treat the patient as a whole, not as a disease or a sum of parts,” the professor begins the lecture with a few slides on the history of osteopathic medicine, and Blaine sets his pen down as he sits back to just listen instead of take notes. “We use everything the modern allopathic physician uses to treat disease-drugs, surgeries, and medical interventions-but we have a hidden tool up our sleeves that allows us to connect more fully with the patients we treat.( Read more...Collapse )
August 31, 2013
Blaine spends his first week on campus in total awe of the school, soaking in everything he can about his dorm life, his roommates, and his classes. He tags along to a few dorm parties with Bryce, and quickly learns that the intolerance he’d heard about when applying to Notre Dame only applies to a small section of the student body. He feels incredibly welcomed by the people he meets, and starts to enjoy the time he shares with his vocal performance classmates.( Read more...Collapse )
September 2, 2015
“Anderson, come on, live a little,” Bryce Johnson implores his roommate, lobbing a stress ball at Blaine’s head and snorting when it bounces off without a reaction, rolling away to come to a rest under their futon. He jumps down from his loft bed with a thud, coming up behind Blaine to see what’s on his laptop screen.( Read more...Collapse )
Title: Primum Non Nocere
Word Count: approx. 28,000
Characters/Pairings: Blaine Anderson, Male OC, Kurt Hummel, Blaine's Mom, Cooper Anderson, Original Characters; Eventual Klaine pairing
Warnings: some brief descriptions of medical situations, and references to canonical gay-bashing
Summary: After Kurt breaks up with him, unable to handle a long-distance relationship, Blaine finds himself re-evaluating the path he's been on, and what he wants out of life. Eight months later, Blaine finds himself on a pre-medical track at a private college in the Midwest, defying everyone's expectations for his life after McKinley. Applying is tough, getting in is harder, but surviving medical school? It's going to take everything Blaine has to give. Throughout his journey to medical school and beyond, he learns a lot about himself, and along the way reconnects with the person he'd thought he'd lost forever. Canon compliant until Makeover. Medical School!AU.
A/N: This fic is my baby, and it was definitely a labor of love. As many of my followers on tumblr know, I recently started medical school after a lot of trips and stumbles along the way. I wanted to write this story as a chance to sort through my own experiences and to give you all a little glimpse into the life of a premedical and medical student. I also shamelessly used this as a platform to present Osteopathic medicine to my readers, something a lot of people don't really know much about. I really, really loved writing this, and exploring medicine through Blaine's eyes, and I hope you all like it, too.
Additionally, I'm a Notre Dame alum, and that's where I sent Blaine. No shame. NYCOM as it exists in this story is NOT a real school, though there is a New York College of Osteopathic Medicine. The school Blaine attends in this story is fictional.
Many thanks to my wonderful, wonderful artist, Deb, who more than exceeded my expectations and created so many beautiful pieces to go with this story. Her gorgeous work gave me the push I needed to put the finishing touches on the story. Thanks to the countless people who encouraged and loved me through writing this, and to my darling Sarah for offering to beta even though she doesn't like Klaine <3
(Part Two, a) (Part Two, b)
(Part Three, a) (Part Three, b)
(Blaine's Personal Statement)
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