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…?!
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.
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
Hiya guys! Today, I will officially finished my summer research experience so yay. I’m writing on what I use to take notes in med school and how to use it. In undergrad, I never used my laptop to take notes but it seems it is the thing to do in medical school. I was so … More Med School 101: Best Note-taking Tool
I’ve had such an amazing and overwhelming response to the Med School 101 Series! After receiving a ton of questions and messages, I am so excited to help incoming first years! Today I’ll be talking about school supplies. School supply shopping was always a highlight of my summer (so nerdy, I know). I’ve always loved … More Med School 101: School Supply Shopping
Since the school year is rapidly approaching, I thought it would be fun to introduce a new blog series called “Med School 101” to help incoming first year medical students learn the basics of how to handle medical school! In this series, I’ll be sharing what books and resources I found helpful, tips and advice … More Med School 101
Hi guys! Today I’m writing about my experience shadowing Neurosurgery and how I was shocked to find I actually enjoyed this specialty. Sad news is that I didn’t shadow on a surgery day. Instead, I shadowed on a clinic day where the doctor saw patients either post-operation or if he was consulted to see a … More Spring Semester Shadowing: Neurosurgery