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.
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.
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
I know interview season is coming up, and I am excited to hear about your journeys. Based on the feedback I received, I will be doing a blog post regarding interview tips. In order for this to be an effective post, please feel free to ask questions in the comments below. OR, you can direct … Continue reading Inner Views and Interviews.
Thunderstorms. As terrifying as they might be, I could not help but to stand in awe outside of my home. Was it due to the synchronous swaying of the trees? Or perhaps, the air as it travelled heavy with condensation? Despite the physical beauty, it was the underlying lesson that left me in awe. To … Continue reading When Storms Breathe…