LIFE LATELY: Between filling out grad school applications (I’m doing a dual degree with my MD) and being on the in-patient neuro consult service, life has been pretty hectic. I was pretty bummed because this past weekend was supposed to be my birthday celebration, but because I planned my schedule wrong, I ended up having to work both days weekend days. Today is my actual birthday so I will be grabbing dinner later on but I’m still unsure as to what I want to do with my friends over the weekend. Given how busy my schedule has been I may even celebrate in 2 weeks. Overall… View Post

  So I’m three months into my clinical rotations for medical school. A common question for rising 3rd year medical students (or any healthcare professional student entering their clinical) is WHAT SHOES SHOULD I WEAR? Depending on the rotation you are on your feet A LOT. For Internal Medicine, I was always on the go and rarely got a chance to sit down and have a breather. Being on my feet really affected my lower back and caused a lot of pain so it was important that I found comfortable shoes that gave me good foot and back support. Today I’m sharing what I consider to… View Post

Last Friday, I finished my 4 week Psychiatry rotation. I can’t believe I’ve already completed 3 months worth of rotations already (2 months of Internal Medicine + 1 month of Psychiatry). During my last rotation, I did a “Day in the Life” post that was well received. I decided to keep the momentum going by continuing with the series and sharing a day in the life of Psychiatry from a 3rd year medical student’s perspective. Keep in mind, the psych hospital I rotated at had pretty strict cell phone policies and so I don’t really have as many pictures as my Day in the Life… View Post

LIFE LATELY: Woo! This past week has been a whirlwind. Psychiatry is officially over and I’m moving onto Neurology tomorrow. I took my Psych exam on Friday and I was so exhausted afterwards. I’m crossing my fingers I performed well. I spent the weekend catching up on things like laundry and sleep and I don’t regret it one bit.   AROUND THE BLOG: I shared a more personal post earlier this past week. I don’t like sharing too much personal information online, but after a discussion with a friend, I learned a valuable life lesson. I’d love to know what you think. You can check… View Post

Recently I was talking with a friend about life and she reminded me of a very important lesson in life… I don’t owe anyone anything. My friend is a newlywed, and after saying her vows, she told me that she realized anything pre-marriage was a privilege. Now that she’s married and made a commitment before God, her family and friends, sometimes she does things out of love and out of the commitment to her now-husband. Her sharing her experiences really made me think long and hard about the extent that I go to for people. People always assume that I’m very extroverted because I have a bubbly… View Post