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…?!
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
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
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
Getting accepted to medical school is no easy task. AAMC provides data (Table A-1) that shows how many medical school applicants there are in a cycle compared to how many of those applicants matriculate. In 2016-2017, there were 53,042 applicants and only 21,030 matriculants. I’ve often heard that getting into medical school is the hardest part of a career … More The Reason Why I Was Rejected from Medical School
Is it weird if I told you that I’m a first year med student who already knows her match date? March 20th, 2020. A pretty cool date if you ask me :). The Match, which takes place the 3rd Friday of March, is a date when 4th year medical students find out where they will … More My Match Fears – As a First Year Medical Student