One of the most common questions I have received these past two years is, “how do you stay motivated during medical school?” I have never answered this question because I never knew how to articulate my answer. However, my class was given a lecture today on wellness in medical school. It touched on tough subjects … More Overcoming Burn Out and Staying Motivated in Medical School
Today is Monday, June 18. I sat for the USMLE Step 1 four days ago. Since then, my life has been such a whirlwind and so much has happened. In fact, way too much has happened for a simple instagram caption, so here is a little blog post instead 🙂 First off, I would like … More What Just Happened…?!
HAAIII GUYS! I haven’t written a blog post in so long 😦 . Today I’m writing a little one just to share what has been going on in my life and what is to come in the next month or so! On Wednesday, I took the CBSE exam (Comprehensive Basic Science Exam), which consists of … More Life Update: post-second year, pre-step 1
Hey everyone!! It’s been a hot minute since I’ve made a blog post. Unfortunately I think this will be more common than not these next 6 months as I finish second year and start Step 1 prep – YIKES. I wanted to have a short little blog post to tell you guys about my most … More My Most Recent Purchase
Guys. Burn out is real – and I’ve been feeling it the past couple weeks. I just started school in August and was concerned when I started to feel burnt out in October. If you’ve read my most recent posts, you would know that this second year of medical school is no joke. It is … More How to Actively Fight Burn Out
One would think that by the time they get to medical school that they are excellent note takers and professional students. I mean, by the time I got to medical school, I had already been a student for 17 years. Some students have additional degrees and have been students for even longer. So what is … More Biggest Med School Mistake
Hello hello! It’s been SUCH a long time since I’ve posted (ugh, sorry 😦 ). But this past weekend, my boyfriend and I took advantage of the awesome weather and took a day trip to Washington D.C. I’ve never done a travel post before, but I really do love exploring new places. I’ll be sharing some … More Day Trip to Washington D.C.
I started my second year of medical school one week ago today. Before starting, I had made so many expectations of myself and had many ideas for how the school year would go. I was so ready to get back to work and get in a routine. Also, I never had taken any of the … More Second Year So Far
YAY my last shadowing experience blog post! Family medicine was actually the first specialty I shadowed way back in high school so I was excited to shadow it with my new med student lenses. Family medicine does exactly what the name implies: treat the whole family. Family med docs see all genders and ages and … More Spring Semester Shadowing: Family Medicine
I have only two posts left to finish my little spring semester shadowing series! First, I want to remind readers of why I did all this shadowing. At my med school, we are assigned different shadowing experiences each semester, only for an hour each, to get a little glimpse into different medical specialties. We also … More Spring Semester Shadowing: Emergency