Black Breastfeeding Week At the beginning of this month, we had breastfeeding week (which was amazing), and this past week we had an amazing opportunity to celebrate black breastfeeding week. As many of us know, the American Academy of Pediatrics recommends that infants be exclusively breastfed for the first 6 months, as well as allow … Continue reading Black Breastfeeding Week.
Hello beauties and gents! I hope that Spring is treating you all well! It's pretty gloomy on this side of town, but I'm looking forward to the beautiful weather that summer will soon bring. ALSO, I should apologize to you all for the lapse in blog posts, but here are a few updates! Welcome Baby … Continue reading Spring Forward.
The transition from pre-clinical to clinical years can be an exciting, yet challenging time. I mean, you essentially go from having classes 5 days/week and guaranteed weekends, to working 12-14 hours/day, studying 4-5 hours/night for your shelf and just trying to live. Now, I don't know about my fellow MS3's, but I have let a … Continue reading Oh Deer, I’m Pregnant
Happy July beauties and gents! It has been SUCH a long time since I've written a blog post, so I thought I'd dust off the old keyboard and share with you all a hiatus update. To be honest, it feels like I was JUST finishing up my first year of medical school, and now I'm … Continue reading Wine Not?
That is seriously the question! Here are a few updates: Officially said goodbye to being an MS2! Yay! That is definitely the most important update of all lol! Second year was pretty challenging, but I am grateful for the many ways that I was stretched this year. I pray that I can continue to hold onto … Continue reading To Blog or Not to Blog?
Greetings OMS family! First, I'd like to wish you all a Happy New Year! I hope you extend grace as I share with you the following admission: I totally forgot that yesterday was New Year's Eve! Okay, before you exit this blog post, because of your disappointment, let me tell you why. For the past … Continue reading Phoenix Rising: Welcome 2017
To be honest, November 8th will be etched into my memory forever. As I sit here in front of my computer, I have written and rewritten this introduction more times than I would like. I wanted to paint the picture for my readers, while equating this event to Game #7 of the 2010 NBA Finals. … Continue reading On Panem.
It's a cycle. Such a treacherous cycle. It's as if I am riding a roller coaster of emotions that I can't shake. Will the ride ever end? Will these feelings ever end? One moment I'm mad; next, I'm numb and finally I'm tired. Tired of arguing with those who could care less about my thoughts … Continue reading Tired.
Dear Applicant, The road towards medicine may be relatively difficult, but know that you are courageous for taking the first step and applying. This blog post is inspired by my own personal journey, and designed to give you insight. If you feel as though your questions were not answered, please comment below and … Continue reading Interviews and Inner Views: Q & A Session
This past summer I completed a fellowship with the Primary Care Leadership Program. On one hand, I considered the experience a test of endurance-- given this was the first time I was away from home, and Arizona is a bit on the hotter side! On the other hand, it challenged me to come to grips with … Continue reading Tell me About Yourself