A few weeks ago, I was reflecting on my med school journey (as I often do), but this time getting frustrated. Why was my journey so different than I imagined it would be 6 years ago? In a matter of seconds, two words came to mind - curve balls. Yes, Derin, life is always going to … Continue reading Who Moved My Cheese?! – Reminiscing on Unexpected Changes
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
Category: Spiritual life – Musings Hey hey!! It's been a while and there are definitely LOTS of updates and writing to do - on coaching my first high school cross country team, my med school app process, and more. As I mentioned in a previous post, waiting for interview invites and decisions can be downright … Continue reading Book Review: “Choosing God’s Best” By Dr. Don Raunikar
"Nothing shapes your life more than the commitments you choose to make. Your commitments can develop you or they can destroy you, but either way, they will define you." - Purpose Driven Life by Rick Warren This is another post on my gap year chronicles. I did mention it was full of adventures right? Check out my post on "Teaching … Continue reading Just Call Me Coach D!
Blogging is turning out to be a really interesting experience, I embrace it all. I was recently interviewed by Accepted.com, an admissions consultancy. Although I am not utilizing any consulting services for my application process, their website does have useful tips and advice to guide applicants. In my interview, I discuss my premed journey, my gap … Continue reading My Interview with Accepted.com
I recently stumbled on Dr. Kimberly Manning's blog "Reflections of a Grady Doctor" and found this gem. She recently had her article "The Nod" published in The Journal of American Medical Association (JAMA) - the July 9, 2014 issue. The Nod is a reflection on a common "black-on-black acknowledgment usually given in situations where only a few … Continue reading Lessons on Cultural Competency: The Nod
It has been months...scratch that, almost A YEAR, since the last time I wrote here. Apologies for the absence. I write in a private journal frequently, which makes it easy to neglect this blog. I promise to do better! There are so many updates! Updates on my job, life after college, the med school journey, … Continue reading Well hello stranger.