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Hi, I'm Franziska (pronounced fran-ches-ca - it's German!)

I'm a third year medical student documenting my way through the journey of becoming a physician. I started this blog when I was working for a pharmaceutical development company - my job required me to wear flat, closed toed shoes and pants, as well as a lab coat, so I used this blog to work on wearing outfits I liked, while staying within my budget and complying with my work regulations.

Now that I've traded in my lab coat for a white coat, I have a whole new set of clothing rules. My school has a dress code which means I must be dressed appropriately for both school and my future profession - I'm trying to still have fun with my wardrobe while living on student loans with little time for my favorite hobby. Now that I am doing my clinical rotations, my dress code requirements change every month.

In my personal life, I'm dating one of my very handsome classmates. We currently live in Ohio with our three animals - Hans the wired haired dachshund, Baer the dachshund/basset hound/lab /retriever, and Lucy, the sassiest cat you'll ever meet.

for inquires, or just to chat, please email me at FranishTheBlog@gmail.com


What size are you?

I'm between a 10 and 12. I'm 5'9'', so I often try to buy things in "tall" whenever possible.

What camera do you use?

I use a Sony A390 body with a 50 mm lens.

I'm a new blogger - do you have any tips for me?

Always :) Here are a few things I've learned from blogging!

Where are your glasses from? 

My aunt is an optometrist in Germany, and so these are from her store. The brand is S. Oliver, which your local optometrist may or may not carry. This pair from Coach is pretty close though!

What kind of doctor do you want to be?

I'm pretty sure I will be applying OB-GYN next year :)

My boyfriend is about to start medical school. Do you have any tips for us?

I sure do! I was once a medical school girlfriend, and now have switched to being in medical school and dating someone else who is in school with me. Here are a few tips I have for navigating this time!

Where did you go to college?

I went to the University of Wisconsin, and was a German and Biology major. I spent five great years there - I was a part of the UW Marching Band and had such an amazing experience with that.

I'll be in Madison this weekend - any tips?

If this is your first time, make sure you hit up the farmers market on the square Saturday morning - it's a sight to see! Grab a pitcher on the Union Terrace, cheesecurds and drinks at The Old Fashioned, and mac and cheese pizza at Ian's.

Any other questions? Feel free to send me an email (franishtheblog@gmail.com).