Last week, four days ago to be exact, was the deadline for the submission of our rank order list to the NRMP (National Residency Match Program). At this point, there is officially nothing else we as applicants can do but wait until match week. It’s an interesting feeling for me though because for the past 3.5 years, I’ve been doing everything I can to be the best student I could be. I’ve worked hard in the classroom, led organizations and volunteered in the community, studied my butt off for STEP1/2, plastered on my best smile on for my clinical rotations, … Continue reading And now we wait…
Much of our happiness in this life stems from how much we love ourselves in all of our flawed glory. So that means whether you’re single or dating (though you really shouldn’t be dating unless you’ve figured out the self-love … Continue reading Self Love 101: Dating yourself
Earlier this week, I was driving to work blasting the new Future project in my car. I typically hype myself up for the day with loud music and in-car karaoke lol. Some days it’s gospel, some days it’s afro-beat, that … Continue reading Code-switching in the professional world
Is it me or was January an extremely long month? It feels like we’re already halfway through 2019. Then again, my mind is so focused on my graduation and becoming a doctor that I’m practically already in May. At any rate, a new month is always a good time to revisit our year-long goals, and also make more specific ones for the month itself. If you feel like you carried some things into the new year that you should have left in 2018, now is a good time to reset and refocus. And you’re definitely not alone. To be completely … Continue reading It’s OK to hit reset on 2019
To start off for those who don’t know, ambulatory medicine = outpatient medicine. This rotation at my school is 4 weeks and it’s with the Internal Medicine department. Some of my classmates that are at regional campuses are working with one doctor doing only one aspect of Internal med–nephrology for example. I’m doing the rotation at the main hospital at my institution along with 10-15 other med students, so our experience is a little more mixed. On the first day we all got schedules that detailed our clinic assignments for each day of the week. Every morning and afternoon, I’m … Continue reading Update: Ambulatory Medicine Rotation
It’s officially the end of my vacation block and time for me to start doing real work again. I have 2 more rotations to complete before the end of my duties as a medical student! Tomorrow begins my Ambulatory Medicine clerkship, which will be made of smaller rotations through various Internal Medicine clinics such as Pulmonology, Rheumatology, Nephrology, etc. I’ve definitely enjoyed my time off, but I’m ready to get back into the workflow again because the sooner I start, the sooner I finish, and your girl is ready to be DONE! I guess I’m also looking forward to the … Continue reading Last Stretch!
“Show me your friends and I’ll show you who you are” “You are the average of the 5 people you spend the most time with.” “As iron sharpens iron, so one person sharpens another.” “Your network equals your net worth.” … Continue reading Show me your friends
Happy New year! I hope that your 2019 is off to a great start. I’m back safely in the US after spending 3 amazing weeks in Nigeria. I’m lucky to still be on vacation mode because my next rotation doesn’t … Continue reading 2019: The year I’ve been waiting for!
So, this will probably be the last you hear of me for 2018 because I’m traveling to Nigeria in 2 days and will be there for the rest of the year. Unfortunately, this is also going to be a short … Continue reading Going, going, gone!
I’ve been so all over the place these past few weeks and haven’t been able to sit and update my blog. As of late, when I get free time, I’m wrapped up in Michelle Obama’s new book, Becoming (amazing!). At this … Continue reading Interview season continues