Hi Everyone! I have so MANY updates, but if you follow me on social media, you're already aware. I matched into Anesthesiology AND into my number one residency! God is good y'all! Detailed posts on my application cycle, my MATCH celebration in the midst of COVID-19, and my graduation, all coming soon. But first, I … Continue reading The MATCH Series: Anesthesiology
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
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!
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
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
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!
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
It's crazy how fast this musculoskeletal (MSK) block has gone. It wasn't that long ago that I was making my first cut into my cadaver and then trying to reflect gluteus maximus to see piriformis, gluteus medius and the other underlying structures. Now fast forward 6 weeks later, and here I am: 1 day away … Continue reading Just Keep Swimming…
Time just keeps MOVINGGG! It's been two months since my last post and so much has happened since then. I had my first block exam - it went well (hallelujah praise Him!). Also learned some things about how I study best and what works well. My school is pass/ fail for first and second year … Continue reading “Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!”
It's Fridayyyyyy! Another week done and DONE! Truthfully, it's been two weeks of studying, making new friends, MORE studying, going dancing, and then EVEN MORE studying. Yep I've been spending a lot of time with my books BUT I have a confession....I enjoyed it all. Yes I know, I know, it might seem strange - med school, … Continue reading Two weeks in and many more to go!