Rejection made Medical School mean MORE

The PreMed process is awful. You question yourself a thousand times, it builds a foundation of self doubt and these habits of comparison we all know all too well. If you fail you think you’re not good enough.  We all have done it.  Two years ago I had been rejected from 24 medical schools. 24-… Continue reading Rejection made Medical School mean MORE

7 Tips for surviving your first TWO WEEKS of Medical School

Our first two weeks have been- well, interesting! We have all learned so much medicine, about ourselves and honestly can say that we are so meant to be here. However, we would be lying if we said it was all easy all the time- even as I’m writing this it’s a beautiful Sunday and I… Continue reading 7 Tips for surviving your first TWO WEEKS of Medical School

Breaking Down the Barriers: Advice from Nontraditional Applicants

Part of the reason I started this Blog/Instagram account was that I was seeing a common theme of Nontraditional Applicants being thought of as “less than.” Over and over again it was: What do you mean you took the MCAT multiple times? Why are you in a Post-Bacc? In a masters? You weren’t smart enough… Continue reading Breaking Down the Barriers: Advice from Nontraditional Applicants

A How-to guide for Research: Advice from Female Physicians

I’ve shared before that I was intimidated by research for years. I thought you needed to be brilliant or at least have some clue of what you wanted to do with your career before getting anywhere with research. In almost a year of having this blog, I have learned that I’m not alone in thinking… Continue reading A How-to guide for Research: Advice from Female Physicians

Be content with the side of the grass you’re on

I believe social media has it’s pros and cons and it really stems from the mindset of the user and the accounts they follow. This directly effects what they are exposed too and how they let it effect their perception of themselves. According to a Huffington Post article, “Social Media’s Impact on Self Esteem” 60%… Continue reading Be content with the side of the grass you’re on

Learning about Healthcare in the Dominican Republic

Spending the summer running social media and indirectly observing healthcare in Fiallo Cabral public hospital and Canela private hospital in the Dominican Republic allowed me to learn so much. I realized I never fully wrote an article composing all of the ways Dominican healthcare juxtaposed from healthcare in the United States and decided to do… Continue reading Learning about Healthcare in the Dominican Republic

A letter to the student who thinks Grade Shaming is Okay.

Dear Student, With exams coming up, I know you are currently consumed with your own life and that’s okay. Your grades are important, the competition is rough, and you’re probably overwhelmed. That’s okay and it happens to the best of us. Your friends are probably your entire life right now and their also your competitors-… Continue reading A letter to the student who thinks Grade Shaming is Okay.