I was crushed. I sobbed like something had died in me, like THIS might be the end. I felt BROKEN. I had been feeling on top of the world for the past few months: I had honored my first 2 rotations of 4th year thus far Just last month, I found out my Step 2 … Continue reading On Being Crushed, Pruned, and Humbled
I recently had the honor of being interviewed on A Second Opinion: The Voice of Future Doctors. This is a podcast dedicated to "encouraging medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to share their personal stories and experiences, as well as add their voices to important discussions around life, medicine, justice, and society." The host and creator … Continue reading My Podcast Interview on A2O: The Voice of Future Doctors
"Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and STILL succeed." Misty Copeland I've always loved this quote by Misty Copeland. I actually posted this image on my Instagram back in March 2016 and still think of this quote every now and then. It resonates so much with me, my life (especially as … Continue reading Know that…
The day is here. It's September 5th, which means ERAS (the electronic residency application system) is now open for students to submit and certify their applications. Although applications aren't released to programs until September 15th, applicants can choose to submit early and avoid the potential traffic or website delay that may occur on the 15th. … Continue reading “Keep Your Head to the Sky”
"Choose people who choose you." I saw this as an Instagram post a few days ago and it's stuck with me since. Perhaps because it's been a recurring message for me throughout the years - from undergrad to my gap years to med school - wheew, totally relate. Anyway, today I felt compelled to write … Continue reading “Choose People Who Choose You”
Hellooooo, anybody there?! If you're reading this, I commend you. It has been over a year (wow!) since I've blogged on here. Yikes. So many updates, but I'll start with the biggest one: I am in my FINAL year of medical school. Wow! Legit. Final. 4th year. Best year. As in I'm bout to be … Continue reading “Shine Already, It’s Time Already”
Tomorrow marks the beginning of my 3rd week as a third year medical student - y'all, it's still surreal to me. I AM A THIRD YEAR MED STUDENT! It feels like I've reached the mecca, the promised land, the land of patients, and all I've been working so hard to achieve. Yea, I still have a … Continue reading Third Year Med Student At Your Service!
I am officially done with my 2nd year of medical school! Surreal! We had our last exam on Thursday and as soon as I clicked submit, it was like, "Whoaaa, this is really it!" Blessings! And now it's time for Step 1 studying. We have exploration week this week (i.e. exploring/ shadowing different specialties) so my … Continue reading Goodbye 2nd Year, Hello Step 1!
This week has been a BLURRRR. As I mentioned in my last post, it's exam season, and this week I'll have my last exam of 2nd year (woot woot!). It has been the LONGEST block - 13 weeks! It's also been the block with the most material - Immunology, Dermatology, Rheumatology, Microbiology/ Clinical infectious diseases, … Continue reading 12 hour days?!
Man oh man, long time no hear from uh? Yes, it certainly been a while since I've written on here. And as much as it's been on mind, I have a great gift of finding excuses not to write (gifted I tell ya haha). Well A LOT has certainly happened. Like man, a whole lot, … Continue reading T-Minus 11 days Till Half MD!