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
Neuro: I love the eyes, but the brain? Not so much
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
Cardiopulm Broke My Heart
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
Looking into the eye!
The scrub life continued this week. More and more anatomy, but this week's focus being upper limb. I'll be honest, I reeaaaally like anatomy. When I went to the gym this week, before I would use a weight lifting machine or use the dumbbell to work a specific muscle, I would think about the muscles … Continue reading Looking into the eye!
Meet Jessica – A 1st Year Med Student at The Ohio State University
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!
Roses, Long Distance Relationships, and the Joys of Anatomy
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
Reaction video: It’s official!
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!
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”