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
I've had several people ask me what I enjoyed most about my first year of medical school and the lessons I learned. Reflecting on this past year, it's amazing how FAST it all went. At the same time, when I think about my white coat ceremony on August 1st, that memory seems like ages ago. … Continue reading My 5 Takeaways From M1 Year
At my medical school, cardio disorders and pulmonary disorders are combined into one system block lasting 9 weeks. From January 4 till March 10, just straight cardiopulm material - the physiology, pathology, histology, anatomy, pharmacology - literally EVERYTHING cardiopulm squeezed into 9 weeks. To pass the block, you need to pass the block exam, which … Continue reading Cardiopulm Broke My Heart
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…
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!