The Importance of Volunteer Work (and Giving Yourself Credit)

“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)

Adventures at WVSOM: Medical School Interview Edition!

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!

Surviving the Wait for Interviews #lifeintheinterviewgap

It has been a few weeks since I’ve completed my secondary applications. That’s a total of 15 secondaries each with an average of 5-8 essays each. When discussing my writing with my pre-med advisors and others who helped proofread, each of them kept reminding me that, though I can explain each activity I did beautifully … More Surviving the Wait for Interviews #lifeintheinterviewgap

Ways to Destress as a Pre-Med – Happy National Doctor Day

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

MCAT Revisited

It takes a full month before your MCAT scores are released. This is just enough time for everyone you know to pester you and ask if you’ve gotten the scores, make jokes about taking forever, and for you to perfect your explanation of how scoring works. I mean a month might seem long, but you … More MCAT Revisited