Maevn Uniforms: A Scrub Review

I’ve literally only owned two pairs of scrubs in my entire life (and they were identical BTW). So when I received the opportunity to try a new brand of scrubs (for FREE), I was SO excited. Maevn Uniforms is a scrub company from Texas who offers professional looking yet super comfortable scrubs. So without further ado, here is my review of their Eon line:

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  • From the beginning, there is a super aesthetic waist band that draws your eye. It gives a yoga pant feel because it fits your body without squeezing or being uncomfortable, which is SO important for me.

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  • The pockets are great! There are 5 on the pants and 3 on the top which allows the perfect amount of storage plus a cute pocket for your phone!
  • Next, I want to show you this awesome athletic/mesh stripe on the back. This allows you to stay cool when you are running around. The fabric is also SO forgiving, meaning it has the right amount of ‘give’ and is super flattering. It feels super silky yet breathable and is perfect for long days.

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  • One of the hardest decisions I had was picking the color… they offer a total of 15 colors. I picked a wine and pewter for a play on my undergrad’s scarlet and gray. I liked the neutral colors as well as the more fun colors that were offered.

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  • Maevn worked super hard with me to get me a pair of scrubs that fit my body right. I’m 5’10, and they have a “tall” size that fit perfectly! Usually my scrubs are too short so this was a wonderful surprise. Their customer service was SO friendly and I felt super valued when I was working with their team.

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I loved working with Maevn and highly recommend their Eon line. I’m so excited to show off these new scrubs 🙂

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Personal Comments (Statement) Tips

So the title was originally going to be called “Personal Statement Tips” but I guess it’s now called Personal Comments. Sounds so weird to me! ANYWAYS, this post will share some tips on arguably one of the most important parts of your medical school application.

Click HERE to see what AAMC has to say about writing your personal comments essay.

How are you supposed to write why you want to be a doctor, how you stand out, what makes you you, what you bring to the table, life experiences, etc. in 5,300 characters?! It’s hard. That’s why my number one tip is to:

  • give yourself TIME

It’s currently March and the earliest you can submit your application is June. That is a little under 3 months to write your essay, edit it, completely change it, edit it again, erase half of it, and FINALLY finish it. Seriously though, I changed my essay a ton before I was 100% satisfied with it. That being said, editing is very important…

  • have at least one outside person edit your essay

I had my dad tear my essay apart multiple times. It was so difficult because just when you think you have it perfect, there is another flaw. It’s frustrating, you want to cry, but this really is the main part where your voice and unique character is heard. This is how you stand out! Something that I didn’t do, but would have been super helpful…

  • write your essay in a text pad or some program that has ZERO formatting.

I wrote mine in word, of course not listening to the AAMC directions above, and then noticed that some commas or periods were weirdly formatting. I had to go through my entire essay erasing every type of punctuation and retyping it. This could have been avoided if I simply followed directions.

Try to remember that by saying you want to be a doctor because you want to help people isn’t groundbreaking. Isn’t that for the most part the reason why all of us want to be doctors?

  • think outside the box!!! remember, most people know that you want to become a doctor because you want to help people…

I applied to med school twice, therefore I had two completely different essays. My first essay was about myself doubting if medicine was for me after a troubling volunteering experience, how the experience shaped me, and how I transitioned into knowing medicine was for me. My second essay was about how my love of puzzles and how that transformed and now relates to my belonging in medicine.

Enough about me, remember this essay is all about you. It might feel weird talking about yourself but this is the whole point.

  • narrow down your essay to one theme, not all over the place!

One page is all you have so you might feel inclined to list everything that comes to your mind about why you want to be a doctor. I advice that you pick one thing, and really dig deep into it rather than having a million things in your essay.

Writing is tough, but you can do this!!! Hardest part of becoming a doctor is literally just getting in. So if you can do this, you can do anything!

 

Long Distance Relationships in Medical School

Having a support system is HUGE in medical school. You are stressed, tired, overwhelmed, and so0oOo0o busy! Having someone there to support you along your journey is a necessity. My main support system is my boyfriend (of 6 years 🙂 ) who lives 3 hours away. I want to share some tips with how to survive long distance, especially during something as demanding as medical school.

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prahm 🙂
  • Communication
    • Obviously this is the big numero uno. We keep each other updated throughout the day by texts so we know what each other is up to! We also talk on the phone, facetime, and snapchat to feel closer!
    • Sometimes on super busy days, it is helpful to have a scheduled call time so that it works for both of us!
  • Patience and Understanding
    • We are on different schedules most days. I’m an early bird and he’s a night owl. Having different schedules can be tough but this is where understanding and patience comes in. We communicate enough during the day so that we know when each other has a break and can talk for a little. We don’t talk on the phone everyday, but we understand that this is expected of our demanding schedules.
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go bux
  • Sacrifice
    • This one sounds hard, but it’s actually super easy. Sacrifice is just making time for what is important. To me, life is way too short to be doing something you don’t want to do. And I live by this motto everyday. So when it comes to seeing a football game or spending an entire weekend with my boyfriend, I will easily choose the latter.
    • There are times when the sacrifice goes the other way, where the decision is less flexible and you can’t skip a certain event. These situations aren’t fun but knowing ahead of time that these sacrifices are a part of med school and long distance will help make it a little easier.
  • Have a countdown
    • Something as simple as a countdown can make time between seeing each other go even quicker.
  • Expectations
    • We talked about expectations a lot before I moved and I definitely recommend this. It is SO helpful to be on the same page.
    • We talked how my first semester, it might be easier if he visited me more often since I would still be adjusting to med school. We also talked about how we should facetime every week and keep each other updated throughout the day. These expectations were SO helpful because it helped us to understand what was ahead of us.
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graduation!

So far it has been 7 months of long distance and things are going great! There are hard times where we don’t get to share and talk as much as we would like each other, but then there are great times where we spend a full week together. Long distance truly makes the heart grow fonder and I’m thankful I have someone who makes it all worth it!

If anyone has some long distance tips, please share!!