“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
It’s officially 48 hours since a finished my interview at West Virginia School of Osteopathic Medicine in Lewisburg, WV! That means I’ve replayed all the minute details in my head about 96 times and while I think the interview and situational assessments went well, I keep thinking about how I could have done better. However, … More Adventures at WVSOM: Medical School Interview Edition!
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
Happy National Doctor Day! If you haven’t realized by now, the path toward medicine is especially stressful and it leads to a stressful career. However, don’t let that drag you down! It is VERY VERY VEEEEERY important to find a way to destress every day. Even if you are the tiniest medically inclined, it … More Ways to Destress as a Pre-Med – Happy National Doctor Day
I’m a little late to the New Year’s resolution list this year, but I think part of that is because I want to make it a real ‘To-Do’ list. A lot happened in 2015. I graduated from UCDavis, went to Europe on an epic adventure for a month, studied my brains out for the MCAT … More Resolutions – 2016
The MCAT is the Medical School Admissions Test for those just starting out. It is a lovely 7 hour test that you should set aside 3 solid months with endless nights studying, stressing, and worrying. It’s the test every doctor I’ve shadowed has had some piece of advice about. With so many physicians out there … More Studying for the MCAT: Part 1