Girl, you have done it! Look at you, nine months into intern year, being a whole doctor! I am so sooo proud of you. You worked so hard to get where you are. There were some curve balls along the way, but you took on each challenge and you conquered them. As a brand new … Continue reading Dear Me Nine Months From Now (Intern Year Letter)
Hi Everyone! I have so MANY updates, but if you follow me on social media, you're already aware. I matched into Anesthesiology AND into my number one residency! God is good y'all! Detailed posts on my application cycle, my MATCH celebration in the midst of COVID-19, and my graduation, all coming soon. But first, I … Continue reading The MATCH Series: Anesthesiology
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 recently had the honor of being interviewed on A Second Opinion: The Voice of Future Doctors. This is a podcast dedicated to "encouraging medical students from underrepresented backgrounds to share their personal stories and experiences, as well as add their voices to important discussions around life, medicine, justice, and society." The host and creator … Continue reading My Podcast Interview on A2O: The Voice of Future Doctors
"Know that you can start late, look different, be uncertain, and STILL succeed." Misty Copeland I've always loved this quote by Misty Copeland. I actually posted this image on my Instagram back in March 2016 and still think of this quote every now and then. It resonates so much with me, my life (especially as … Continue reading Know that…
As you can tell, I'm slowly but surely recapping these past few months. This brings me up to the FINAL block of my first year of medical school - Neuro! The neuro block for us was 8 weeks (March 20th - May 19th) and included neurology, psychiatry, and ophthalmology, and of course, all the physiology, … Continue reading Neuro: I love the eyes, but the brain? Not so much
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!
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!