"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”
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!
"But they that wait upon the Lord will renew their strength; they will mount up with wings as eagles; they will run and NOT be weary; and they will walk, and NOT faint." - Isaiah 40:31 Monday was my white coat ceremony and it was GLORIOUS. As I walked on stage after my name was … Continue reading The Fun Begins: My White Coat Ceremony!
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
Happy July everyone! I have a feeling it's going to be a GREAT month. We started head & neck in Anatomy earlier this week, which means...**drumroll please** we're halfway done with the summer session! Hallelujah praise Him!!! In all seriousness, it's an AWESOME feeling knowing there's just 3 weeks left of classes. Although we only get … Continue reading Halfway done!
Last week was full of celebration. I received my official email, chose my white coat size, I mean it was legit. I also purchased my first DSLR camera - woot woot! I'm trying to pick up photography as a hobby, but I'm a total newbie - alas, I'm still learning the basics. A friend of mine … Continue reading Roses, Long Distance Relationships, and the Joys of Anatomy
Yesterday was a BIG day for me. How big, you ask? FLIPPING BIG! Yesterday, the MCAT scores were released *GASPS!* Yes, I know. This is major. As you all know, one of the requirements for my conditional acceptance into medical school was retaking the MCAT. The date was scheduled for us, fixed, with no chance of … Continue reading Reaction video: It’s official!
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?!
Second semester is in full swing and the grind is REAL. Before I get into all that in a later post, I'ld like to provide some insight into what first semester was like. Particularly for those interested in the OSU MEDPATH program - I believe the applications are due end of this week! As I've … Continue reading First Semester Reflections
It can be incredibly hard to stay encouraged in the middle of a storm. In my application cycle, I had many moments where I felt discouraged, helpless, angry...I mean literally crying and asking God (okay I'll admit, a few occasions yelling to God about how angry I was) why things weren't going as planned. Yea. … Continue reading Staying Encouraged in the Storm