If you’re reading this you’ll realize I am in what people in the United States (who watch the news) consider a “hot spot” right now. I landed in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic after a couple of fun issues with Delta. This is my third trip traveling alone. The first couple of them were stressful but… Continue reading Traveling Alone (& why you SHOULD do it)
This was probably the most obvious blog post I could have written. I have received SO MANY questions on my journey through getting to this point in being a Pre-Med so I figured it would be easiest to make a blog post on it! I really have zero idea why it did not occur to… Continue reading My Gap YearS
I type this article with aching wrists and slippers on my feet because they cannot be exposed to cold. Mind you it is about 75 degrees in my kitchen but if I take them off my feet will turn an ocean blue in about five minutes. In about ten minutes, they will be as cold… Continue reading My Autoimmune Disease is Teaching Me so Much About Myself
Why are we so quick to say NO? If you are a Type A personality like I am, chances are you’re a planner and a perfectionist. You get comfortable when things go as they should and start to have a heightened sense of anxiety when something may throw you off course. EVEN IF IT IS… Continue reading Why are we so quick to say NO? From a Type A personality perspective
When I was nineteen years old I left the United States for the first time to observe medicine in a foreign country. I did in fact fundraise for a year prior to going on the trip and if anyone has any questions on how to go about doing this- please feel free to contact me!… Continue reading How Shadowing Abroad CHANGED my view of Global Health
I’ll be the first to say it: women are generally caddy creatures. Full of judgemental looks up and down combined with the awkward “I think I’ll just look at my phone and not interact with the person next to me” and we’ve got the beginnings of what could have been a very tension filled four… Continue reading Duke It Up: Building the Modern Woman in Healthcare
“She’s a bit quiet. However, she has a great Operating Room presence. She doesn’t get anxious or nervous. She can handle it.” The surgeon I shadow and admire just called me quiet. In front of the entire OR team. That was all I heard in that sentence. I was standing against the wall while they… Continue reading She’s a bit QUIET, however…
I’ve taken a look around this community lately. Everyone is doing phenomenal things, whether its working with patients in a clinical setting (as a student or as a healthcare provider), kicking ass on their exams, planning their next chapters (whether it be graduation, starting school, starting work or even summer classes). You’re all killing it.… Continue reading Self Care Sunday
Today being St. Patrick’s Day has me thinking about “luck” also. There’s a quote from Titanic that always sticks with me. It’s Jack’s toast during dinner when he raises his glass and says, “To making your own luck.” I feel like that can apply to the journey of becoming a physician as well. I’ve heard… Continue reading To making your own luck!
I am a very Type A person: organized, partly a control freak. So, my mentality regarding student loans is a bit out of the ordinary for me. It something that is always on the back of my mind. I think about it and then get distracted by something else. I put if off and say… Continue reading Wait, I owe HOW MUCH?