Meet Ric – A 2nd Year Med Student at Drexel University

There are different paths to medical school, as seen through my blog. One path is through a program that offers conditional acceptance, such as Drexel's Pathway to Medical School Program (DPMS). Note: Their application deadline this year is April 24, 2015. Although having a strong science background, Ric, a 2nd year at Drexel Med, still encountered his … Continue reading Meet Ric – A 2nd Year Med Student at Drexel University

“I’ll Get Healthy If You Pay Me”

My eyes glistened with excitement when I read last line: "If you complete both the biometric screening and the online Health Assessment by the campaign deadlines, you’ll receive a $100 cash incentive award." Yes, bolded just like that. As if the writer imagined I might miss those magic words - incentive award. It almost seemed too … Continue reading “I’ll Get Healthy If You Pay Me”

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