If you know me in real life, you’d know that I’m obsessed with apps. I use a paper planner for organization and to-do lists but other than that, everything lives on my iPhone. I know some medical students worry about using a smartphone/ tablet on the wards. The concern is that their team will think that they’re scrolling through Instagram or sending texts instead of looking up clinically relevant info. Personally, I’ve never had an issue with that. And if for some reason I was worried that my phone-use looked suspicious, I’d casually say something along the lines of “I’m looking XYZ up on… View Post

LIFE LATELY: The past few weeks have been really hard. I had to fly back to the east coast two times to attend funerals of close family members and on top of that, I have been swamped with the demands of my Internal Medicine rotation. While I wish my time home was under better circumstances, I am glad I had an opportunity to see my family and loved ones. Thankfully though, with the support of loved ones and friends I have made it through the past few weeks. I’m still sad and still grieving, but I’m finding the strength to make it through each day.… View Post

LIFE LATELY: I have been SO tired recently. Being on my feet all day in the hospital is draining. Not only am I physically moving all the time, but I have to be “on” since I’m being evaluated at all times. As someone who has introverted tendencies, this can get pretty draining. Thankfully this weekend I had the opportunity to catch up on some sleep. I “slept in” today and woke up at 8:00am. If you know me you know how crazy this is since I used to be the queen of sleeping in until about 2 or 3pm. I guess these 5am daily wakeups… View Post

I’ve been on my Internal Medicine rotation for almost two weeks now. For those of you unfamiliar, during your third year of medical school (or MS3 year), med students across the country spend a year rotating through various clinics and hospitals to get their clinical experience. My school provides clinical experiences during the first two years as well but the bulk of it is during year 3. So what is Internal Medicine? An internal medicine doctor is trained to see adults. It is a three year residency (residency is specialized training you do after you graduate medical school) and when you’re done you can be… View Post

  LIFE LATELY: Week 1 out of 8 of Internal Medicine is done. This week has been EXHAUSTING. I was struggling with getting enough sleep, juggling my new schedule, and so much more but I think I finally got the hang of this thing. I tried to have a strict schedule where I was waking up at 4am to study but I ended up exhausted by mid-day. As a result, I decided to switch things around and now I aim to be in bed by 9pm (grandma status) or 11pm the latest so I can be up and ready to go by 5am. Instead of studying… View Post