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
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…
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!
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
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!