Grief, six months later: finding my silver lining

Grief, six months later: finding my silver lining

I'm now nearing the six month mark of losing the love of my life, and this has been a big milestone looming over me for awhile now. When we learn about grief in medical school, we're taught is that six months is when people are supposed to stop feeling the extreme emotions surrounding grief. Symptoms [...]

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Why I Got a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

Why I Got a Master of Public Health (M.P.H.)

I took two years off between college and medical school, which is becoming more and more common in recent years, but what I did that was a little different from most students who decide to take gap years is that I chose to receive my Master of Public Health (M.P.H.) degree. I get a lot [...]

Get to know Dose of Fluff: 10 Facts about me

Get to know Dose of Fluff: 10 Facts about me

This month marks a year since I started this blog, so to celebrate, I thought I would do a post re-introducing myself and help you guys get to know me a little better, since I feel like I've never done a real introduction! So, here are some facts about me -- mixing up some fluff [...]

Losing my boyfriend to cancer, grief, and moving forward

Losing my boyfriend to cancer, grief, and moving forward

If you follow me on Instagram, you know what I've been going through in the past months. I initially chose not to reveal what was happening when it was all starting because I was so overwhelmed, trying to keep up with medical school and trying to spend as much time with him as possible. But [...]

One step closer to summer and M3

One step closer to summer and M3

It looks like this could be the last winter outfit of the season, because according to the weather forecast, we're finally going to be getting some real spring weather now that we've hit April! I'm excited for the snow piled up curbside to finally melt, but I'm also glad I sneaked in one last winter [...]

Being assertive

Being assertive

The holiday season has been long, long over, and a blog post has been long overdue, but the second half of second year really hit me like a hurricane! It's been a whirlwind of tests, meetings, heightened extracurriculars, lots of personal obligations, and trying to find a time to start Step 1 studying in between. [...]