Meet Micky – A 1st Year Med Student at Icahn School of Med at Mt. Sinai

What happens when you don't get in the first time? You DON'T give up. Instead, you reflect, change your approach, and attack it again. And that's precisely what Micky did. Micky is a first year medical student at Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. After an unsuccessful medical school application cycle, he did not … Continue reading Meet Micky – A 1st Year Med Student at Icahn School of Med at Mt. Sinai

Meet Olivia – A 2nd Year Med Student at University of Texas Med Branch

From professional athlete to medical student, Olivia certainly had an interesting journey to med school. She ran Track professionally for a year before going into medical school. I am very excited to feature her as a med student spotlight! Check out Olivia's story and her words of advice.  So what led you to pursue medicine? … Continue reading Meet Olivia – A 2nd Year Med Student at University of Texas Med Branch

Meet Billy – A 3rd Year Med Student at Temple University

Billy is a 3rd year medical student at Temple University School of Medicine. I met him last year at the SNMA Region VIII Conference at Temple. Side note: SNMA conferences are great avenues to meet minorities in medicine. I met Billy and other down-to-earth medical students who showed me that hey, med students are normal … Continue reading Meet Billy – A 3rd Year Med Student at Temple University

Meet Kathryn – A 2nd year Med Student at Meharry Medical College

"You have to fail a little in life to be able to survive and thrive and I am no longer afraid of failure. If I never fail, it just means that my goals aren’t high enough." - Kathryn An MIT alum and 2nd year med student at Meharry Medical College, Kathryn is a testament that when it comes … Continue reading Meet Kathryn – A 2nd year Med Student at Meharry Medical College

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

Meet Stephen – a 3rd year Med student at Tulane and Naval Officer

Stephen is a 3rd year medical student at Tulane University School of Medicine. We initially met in 2010 through the Summer Medical and Dental Education program (SMDEP) at Howard University College of Medicine. As a good friend of mine, I'm very excited to have him share his story about his journey to med school and … Continue reading Meet Stephen – a 3rd year Med student at Tulane and Naval Officer

Meet Naya – a 2nd year Med student at George Washington University

Naya is a 2nd year medical student at George Washington University School of Medicine & Health Sciences. We went to the same undergrad university together, performed in the same dance troupe (African Rhythms STAND UP!), and she like myself, was a non-traditional applicant who took a gap year. I am very excited to have Naya share her … Continue reading Meet Naya – a 2nd year Med student at George Washington University