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?!
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 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
This is part one of a four-part series on study strategies. I've received a few emails in the past requesting advice on general study tips or any advice on studying while working full-time (which I did during my gap years). So in this series, I'll be presenting strategies that I currently use and have found … Continue reading Study Strategies I: “Time is Money”
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?
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…
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
It's been exactly 6 weeks since my last post, YIKES! It's not that I have nothing to write about or update on, it's just...well, a combination of different things: Been really busy - a promotion means more work. And boy, have I been working! The healthcare management course - Absolutely love it! I have so much … Continue reading Updates: “Where You Been Girl?!”