Hello beautiful people! It's definitely been a WHILE. I'll admit I haven't been the most consistent but so much has happened these past two months - I finished my 2nd semester of MEDPATH, retook the MCAT (as required for the conditional acceptance), went on a 8 day bus hopping trip, and started the summer portion … Continue reading I’m All The Way Up!
Minorities in medicine
A Year Already? How Sway?!
Exactly a year ago I had my interview at The Ohio State University College of Medicine. It's crazy to think a year has gone by. Like how?? I still remember coming for the reception dinner the night before my interview and meeting the current MEDPATH students. I remember the morning of the interview trying to … Continue reading A Year Already? How Sway?!
“You Can Have It All”
Last night I had the opportunity to attend the annual "Women in White Coats" event at my school. It's an event that allows female physicians (OSU med alums) and medical students at OSU to connect and share experiences specific to women in medicine. Naturally, I was excited to go and gain as much as I … Continue reading “You Can Have It All”
First Semester Reflections
Second semester is in full swing and the grind is REAL. Before I get into all that in a later post, I'ld like to provide some insight into what first semester was like. Particularly for those interested in the OSU MEDPATH program - I believe the applications are due end of this week! As I've … Continue reading First Semester Reflections
Happy New Year + Goal Setting
Happy New Year! I realize this is a bit late considering we're already 8 days in - let's just ignore that tidbit. First semester flew by fast! I'll be writing a reflection post on that shortly. The post will include details on the classes I took, the challenges along the way, how I studied for … Continue reading Happy New Year + Goal Setting
Study Strategy II: Studying on the go
This is part two of my four-part series on study strategies. In part one, I discussed time management and what I've been doing this semester to be more efficient and maximize my time. Yes, I'm still using my trusty log book, and yep, still counting hours. I'm telling you, it works! If you missed the … Continue reading Study Strategy II: Studying on the go
The Moment I Found Out I was Accepted To Medical School…
I was getting antsy. It had been over 2 weeks since my interview. 18 days to be exact. On my interview day, I and other interviewees had been told to expect an answer within 2 weeks. A guaranteed fast turn around. So then what was taking so long? I casually glanced at my phone. No … Continue reading The Moment I Found Out I was Accepted To Medical School…
That Time I Cried in My Med School Interview…
This is a true story. All of it. It was interview day. Myself and the other interviewees had been given a tour of the school and a presentation on how AMAZING the university and school of medicine is. Up next were the faculty and student interviews. I had the student interviewer first. He was a first … Continue reading That Time I Cried in My Med School Interview…
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
Who Moved My Cheese?! – Reminiscing on Unexpected Changes
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