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”
Third Year Med Student At Your Service!
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!
Goodbye 2nd Year, Hello Step 1!
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!
12 hour days?!
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?!
T-Minus 11 days Till Half MD!
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!
My 5 Takeaways From M1 Year
I've had several people ask me what I enjoyed most about my first year of medical school and the lessons I learned. Reflecting on this past year, it's amazing how FAST it all went. At the same time, when I think about my white coat ceremony on August 1st, that memory seems like ages ago. … Continue reading My 5 Takeaways From M1 Year
Neuro: I love the eyes, but the brain? Not so much
As you can tell, I'm slowly but surely recapping these past few months. This brings me up to the FINAL block of my first year of medical school - Neuro! The neuro block for us was 8 weeks (March 20th - May 19th) and included neurology, psychiatry, and ophthalmology, and of course, all the physiology, … Continue reading Neuro: I love the eyes, but the brain? Not so much
Spring break in San Diego!
So I wasn't completely honest in my last post. Another reason I was eagerly looking forward to the end of cardiopulm was...SPRING BREEEEAK! I could see freedom in sight, and the only thing standing in the way was that darn block exam. I also realized I wouldn't get a "spring break" in March next year, … Continue reading Spring break in San Diego!
Cardiopulm Broke My Heart
At my medical school, cardio disorders and pulmonary disorders are combined into one system block lasting 9 weeks. From January 4 till March 10, just straight cardiopulm material - the physiology, pathology, histology, anatomy, pharmacology - literally EVERYTHING cardiopulm squeezed into 9 weeks. To pass the block, you need to pass the block exam, which … Continue reading Cardiopulm Broke My Heart
Coming out the Bushes
Honestly, in the past few months I’ve wondered whether or not to continue blogging - partially because I’ve been very busy, partially because of laziness, and partially because I’ve been wondering what my “why?” is. I was having this conversation with my fiancé the other day, when literally a few minutes later, I received an … Continue reading Coming out the Bushes