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 [...]

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Asking for help

Asking for help

Medical school is hard to get to. As a pre-med, you have to study so much more than probably any of your friends pursuing other career paths, so you sacrifice a lot of free time and your social life, working for the GPA and the MCAT score that you hope will get you to medical [...]

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. [...]

Weekends in medical school

Weekends in medical school

Medical school is no piece of cake. So many people used this analogy to describe medical school: drinking water out of a fire hydrant. Although I came into med school last year extremely skeptical of this (because literally everyone told me this so I thought it was just a cliche!), I have to concede that often times [...]

Being an introvert

Being an introvert

Most people are somewhat surprised by this, but I am an introvert -- a pretty social one who is unafraid to step into the spotlight if necessary (and apparently unafraid to throw herself out there to start a blog?!), but nonetheless, an introvert who prefers to stay quiet and on the sidelines if possible. This has [...]