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!
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!
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”
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! 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
This might seem like a simple question, but it makes a world of difference when it comes to learning large amounts of information in what might feel like a very short time. With a new school year beginning, it's something that's been on my mind. The big question: What is the most effective way to … Continue reading What’s Your Learning Style?
It can be incredibly hard to stay encouraged in the middle of a storm. In my application cycle, I had many moments where I felt discouraged, helpless, angry...I mean literally crying and asking God (okay I'll admit, a few occasions yelling to God about how angry I was) why things weren't going as planned. Yea. … Continue reading Staying Encouraged in the Storm
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…
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…