“Try to be a rainbow in someone’s cloud” – Maya Angelou This quote is what drives me to get out of bed each morning and make the world a little brighter each day. As the title above implies, volunteer work, even outside of medicine, is very important in one’s application to PA school (and medical … More The Importance of Volunteer Work (and Giving Yourself Credit)
It has been some time since my last post, and that’s because so much has changed I couldn’t quite keep up. First off, I’ve finally done it… no more anonymity… a whole new me! If you’ve noticed, I’ve now done away with the pseudonym and have introduced myself officially. Over the past few months, I’ve … More Realizing the Dream: Choosing the PA route
A few years ago when I was taking a Zoology class, I had to do a report on adaptations of a unique animal. My partner and I choose the mimic octopus. We had such a thorough and interesting lecture, we were invited to be a guest lecturer at our junior college’s Science Colloquium lecture series. … More My Time as a Guest Lecturer
1 week till interview! Today marks exactly 1 week until I leave for my interview at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine (WVSOM). Where did the time go?! There still so much left on my To-Do list I have my suit, but I found out the other day that the shoes are a bit tight. … More Countdown to Interview at WVSOM
I woke up on a rainy Friday morning with my cat curled up next to me. After the “I am iron man” alarm ring went off, neither of us wanted to leave the warmth of the sheets. Eventually, I scrambled around for my glasses and hurried to get ready for work. Sad that I couldn’t … More The day I got my first Interview Invite!
Applying to medical school is like a roller coaster. You start by doing all the work going up the first big hill filling out your primary applications. Then when you hit send and drain your bank account, there’s a rush and wind in your hair as you throw your hands up letting the admissions teams … More The Secondary Application Roller Coaster