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…?!
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
Here is one of the most requested Med School 101 topics: top books to buy! I’ll attach an Amazon link for each, but I recommend waiting to buy the book until you start classes (unless stated otherwise)!!! A ton of second and third years may be selling books or have great deals to offer. Also, … More Med School 101: Top Books to Buy in Med School
Last semester I wrote about my experiences shadowing oncology, urgent care, and orthopedics. You can check that post out here! Today, I am sharing one of my six shadowing experiences of the semester! Overall, I shadowed cardiology, med/peds, neurosurgery, emergency, and family medicine! One of my favorite things about shadowing is when an experience completely opens your … More Spring Semester Shadowing: Cardiology
Okay. Sorry for the long and sort of boring title for this blog post. But it is what it is. This summer is my last summer break EVER. Although it would be nice to spend it 24/7 outside by the pool or watching movies, I’m very excited to be doing some clinical research for the … More My (Way Too Long) Recap of This Week of Clinical Research
As of yesterday, I am officially done with my first year of medical school! I already feel overwhelmed by the amount of free time that lies in front of me. Looking back, it seems like the year flew by. I can remember orientation week like it was yesterday. 26 exams, a few stressful breakdowns, and countless … More First Year Study Tips