I was crushed. I sobbed like something had died in me, like THIS might be the end. I felt BROKEN. I had been feeling on top of the world for the past few months: I had honored my first 2 rotations of 4th year thus far Just last month, I found out my Step 2 … Continue reading On Being Crushed, Pruned, and Humbled
Just Keep Swimming…
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…
And So Begins MSK
Week one of musculoskeletal block is officially in the books! I've pretty much lived in scrubs all week since we've had anatomy lab every single day. We've covered the entire lower limb, some MSK embryology and some radiology as well. This whole week I kept thinking, thank God I took anatomy over the summer! It's … Continue reading And So Begins MSK
On Turning 26 and Why I Kinda Dreaded It
My birthday was a little over a week ago. I crossed over the 25 marker and stared 26 in its face. Twenty-six. How in the world I'm I 26?! As my birthday drew closer, my excitement grew at the thought of all the birthday festivities I had planned. At the same time, I tried to … Continue reading On Turning 26 and Why I Kinda Dreaded It
“Ain’t Nobody Got Time For That!”
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!”
Two weeks in and many more to go!
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!
The Fun Begins: My White Coat Ceremony!
"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!
Meet Jessica – A 1st Year Med Student at The Ohio State University
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!
Reaction video: It’s official!
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!