A first-generation high school graduate, college graduate, and now medical student, Jessica certainly has an inspiring story! Born to Mexican immigrants, she serves as a role model not only to her family members but to people in her community. She's a good friend and classmate of mine who recently started Inspire Hope, a YouTube channel targeting … Continue reading Meet Jessica – A 1st Year Med Student at The Ohio State University
A Year Already? How Sway?!
Exactly a year ago I had my interview at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. It's crazy to think a year has gone by. Like how?? I still remember coming for the reception dinner the night before my interview and meeting the current MEDPATH students. I remember the morning of the interview trying to … Continue reading A Year Already? How Sway?!
The Moment I Found Out I was Accepted To Medical School…
I was getting antsy. It had been over 2 weeks since my interview. 18 days to be exact. On my interview day, I and other interviewees had been told to expect an answer within 2 weeks. A guaranteed fast turn around. So then what was taking so long? I casually glanced at my phone. No … Continue reading The Moment I Found Out I was Accepted To Medical School…
That Time I Cried in My Med School Interview…
This is a true story. All of it. It was interview day. Myself and the other interviewees had been given a tour of the school and a presentation on how AMAZING the university and school of medicine is. Up next were the faculty and student interviews. I had the student interviewer first. He was a first … Continue reading That Time I Cried in My Med School Interview…
Updates: “Where You Been Girl?!”
It's been exactly 6 weeks since my last post, YIKES! It's not that I have nothing to write about or update on, it's just...well, a combination of different things: Been really busy - a promotion means more work. And boy, have I been working! The healthcare management course - Absolutely love it! I have so much … Continue reading Updates: “Where You Been Girl?!”
Reflecting on 2014: A Year of Greater
It's that time of the year when I sit and reflect on the year - the highlights, the lessons learned, the challenges, and the celebratory moments. To do this, I use my journal and scan through the many months of writing, laughing, "oOoo'ing" and "Awww'ing" all through the exercise. It is in this moment I … Continue reading Reflecting on 2014: A Year of Greater
Interviews: Confidence, Confidence!
"Don't fake it till you make it. Fake it till you become it." - Amy Cuddy It's been a while since I wrote about the med school application process - Life's been crazy busy on my end. I've had it on my mind for some time now, to share the important video below on body language, confidence, … Continue reading Interviews: Confidence, Confidence!
Strategies For Managing The Stress of The Application Process
The medical school application process can be very stressful. In addition to the overwhelming amount of writing - whether it be the personal statement or the flood of secondaries, there are also the "what ifs", feelings of inadequacy, and the loneliness of the process. There is no doubt that the application cycle can be a mental battle of … Continue reading Strategies For Managing The Stress of The Application Process
Fear vs Confidence
I just realized I've been doing this all wrong. My approach towards the MCAT has been ALL wrong. Let me explain. So most of the people I know have taken the exam twice, actually everyone I personally know, has taken the exam twice, except for two people. So my drive towards this whole period of studying … Continue reading Fear vs Confidence