Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery

Clerkship updates! It’s been a busy past few months! I completed one month each of Internal Medicine (CCU/ER consults) and General Surgery. What I enjoyed the most I really enjoyed doing consults in the ER because I felt it really allowed me to hone my history taking and physical exam skills as well as comeContinue reading “Clerkship Update: Internal Medicine and General Surgery”

When the Fog Lifts

The other day, I was on my daily commute to the hospital for one of my clinical rotations. The train chug chugged along and as it neared one of two bridges, I turned my head expectantly to view the expansive water and distant hills. But on this particular day, the view which I have come to treasure,Continue reading “When the Fog Lifts”

Accepted! I’m Going to Medical School!

“On behalf of the Faculty of Medicine of McGill University, I am delighted to offer you a position in the Fall 2016 MDCM…program. Congratulations! On behalf of the Admissions Committee, allow me to compliment you on your impressive candidacy. We are confident that your unique experiences and perspectives as a Non-Traditional Pathway student will enrich theContinue reading “Accepted! I’m Going to Medical School!”

A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School

For the past several years, it has been my hope to pursue a career in medicine. Although there have been setbacks, delays and disappointments, I am happy to announce that I received an invitation to interview at my top-choice medical school! January had been a tough month for me with multiple refusals from several medical schools.Continue reading “A Step Closer…An Interview Invitation to Medical School”

When You Have Fallen Face-down

January was a tough month in regards to my medical school applications. I heard back from three more schools and sadly, they did not invite me for an interview.  It felt like one blow after another, like the man in the arena, who is “face-down”. Sharing the news with friends and family was difficult to do. I hadContinue reading “When You Have Fallen Face-down”

Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future

I have started off this year feeling very positive and excited about the future. I listened to a talk recently where the speaker described hope as having joyful expectations about the future. And with that hope, comes the attitude of seeing the good in what we currently have now. When I didn’t get into medicalContinue reading “Looking Past Failure…with Joyful Expectations for the Future”

Moving on from Rejection

It’s never easy getting past rejection. It can cause us to question ourselves, wonder if we made the wrong decisions or even tempt us to give up. But rejection is not the end of the story. It can be the beginning of a new, exciting path to our destination! Yesterday, I received my first officialContinue reading “Moving on from Rejection”

Rising from a Stumbling Block

“I am not concerned that you have fallen — I am concerned that you arise” Abraham Lincoln When working towards a goal, there will be moments when you may hit a stumbling block. I had a moment like this last Friday when I learned that one of the medical schools I had applied to sent out theirContinue reading “Rising from a Stumbling Block”

Slaying the Giant and Beating the Odds

The story of David and Goliath is one of my son’s favorites. To him, David is the epitome of bravery,  a young shepherd boy who took down the undefeated giant Goliath with just a handful of stones and a sling. What I love most about this story is the fact that David was the leastContinue reading “Slaying the Giant and Beating the Odds”

10 Tips for Embarking on a New Adventure

Excited to share with you my first guest post over at The Zeit which is a blog with great information on healthy living for your mind and body. My guest post is about tips for embarking on a new adventure. Hope you enjoy reading it! 10 Tips for Embarking on a New Adventure